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riggsp

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Posted: 10/16/19 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a simple question for anyone who has done it...have you painted your RV yourself...if so, what kind of paint did you use, and how did you apply it...were you pleased with the outcome...what would you do differently?

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I have not but it seems likely it uses automobile type paint, acrylic I believe. There may be a store that sells it near you. Here is your chance for a candy apple red fiver..ugly but unique.


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Have not painted one myself, but ours, and many others are painted as they are being built. I would think that any good professional auto painter would be able to do the job, especially if they have a facility to do the job inside their shop.


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agesilaus wrote:

I have not but it seems likely it uses automobile type paint, acrylic I believe. There may be a store that sells it near you. Here is your chance for a candy apple red fiver..ugly but unique.

Don't forget the flames and fuzzy dice.

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It is automotive paint. I had my boat painted at a shop that also painted large trucks and RV's. I watched them doing a motorhome on one of my visits. Automotive paint and a few coats of clear coat.


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Thanks for all the replies...was thinking candy blue instead of red, and then the orange flames would show better.

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It will be more expensive than you ever imagined to get a quality paint job using automotive paint. If you really want it to be candy blue just the materials to do it properly will be in the thousands.
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Lets see:::::

Typical auto: 300 square feet. Custom paint $1200 to $1800.

Typical 30' fiver: 800 to 1000 square feet (not including the roof which you would probably want recoated to go with the new paint).

$4000 to $6000 ????

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Might look at a wrap instead.

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Automotive base clear urethane would be best if you want it to last. You should also seal it before painting.

* This post was edited 10/18/19 04:37pm by Bird Freak *


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