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My front cap has had it. The gel coat is dull and disappearing to the point that it's just starting to show some fabric at the corners. So I'm going to have it painted but what kind of paint is best for this application? I know acrylic urethane is tough but is there something better? Maybe epoxy based paint?
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Search all the forums for "Red Max Pro" or RMP for short, you won't be sorry.....


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ok not a front cap on a TT, but I did paint the fiberglass cap on my truck recently...

I color matched to the truck and purchased single stage automotive paint from Napa..

got my clean and prep supplies from Napa as well. Basically a scrubbie pad.. cleaned the surface with rubbing alcohol to cut any oily residue and cleaned with distilled water..

I have a small spray guy and shot two coats.. Came out great... Cost about $100... PM me if you want more details.

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sch911 wrote:

Search all the forums for "Red Max Pro" or RMP for short, you won't be sorry.....


I think it's beyond RedMax. The fabric is showing and I doubt RM can fix that?

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If you're having it done at a shop just ask them what the best they can get is, different shops use different manufacturers.


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Had mine Rhino coated. Solved bug problems, chips from rocks etc. Never has to be done again. Very happy with results. Is exact same color match as trailer. Cost about $425.00 where I live.

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Great suggestions everyone, thanks so much.

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Posted: 02/29/12 12:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could have it re gel coated, look for marine repair facilities for an estimate.

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Artemus Gordon wrote:

Had mine Rhino coated. Solved bug problems, chips from rocks etc. Never has to be done again. Very happy with results. Is exact same color match as trailer. Cost about $425.00 where I live.


Can you post a picture of the front of your trailer with the Rhino coat. Would love to see how it looks.....


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It's not so much as to what kind of paint you us. However, it's all about the prep. work. Any modern paint will hold up well if the prep work is done properly.

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