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Old 01-31-2005, 04:05 PM
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Painting Trailer

I am going to repaint my trailer. will automotive work on the metal and the fiberglass fenders?
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:09 PM
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Krylon or Rustoleum over primer worked great on the frame for me. Not sure about the fenders though as mine didn't need any paint.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:11 PM
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does it come in like a quart or half gallon, where do you get it from and how much
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:28 PM
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Don't paint fiberglass fenders, if they have faded use rubbing compound to bring back they're shine. You could have a fiberglass shop shoot another layer of gel coat on them but this could get expensive.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:44 PM
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Mine came in cans with little metal balls in them and a spray nozzle on the top.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:49 PM
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i am wanting to paint the trailer a different color, the fiber glass is off white and i am going to paint it black. will the fiberglass react weird to the paint.
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:52 PM
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How many cans of Spray Paint did it take to do the whole thing? Does the spray paint work and look good?
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:04 PM
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It's been many years since I painted a car, but I don't know of any reason why automotive paint wouldn't work and the color select is infinite. Seems like a Jeremy question! For any painting you need good preparation, clear out all rust, feather the paint, etc, good primer, good paint, plus a dust free area to do this or you will be familiar with mosquito hatches, pollens, and all sorts of airborn particles. My advise for the whole trailer if you don't already have the equipment is to just have a body shop do it, it's real easy to look like your first job!
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:20 PM
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I was touching up a number of different areas as well as the entire prop guard. Unless I'm really close (less than a foot away), I'd be hard-pressed to tell what was factory and what was touch up. It was white paint so it looks about as good as I expected it to look. I probably went through 3 or 4 cans.
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:25 PM
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The primer is as important as the paint itself.Are you sandblasting the trailer?
Are you starting from bare steel?
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