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Posted: 10/17/19 03:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

texasjayco wrote:

Might look at a wrap instead.

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I've seen some gorgeous wraps and they are much more economical. Everyone that I know that has gone that route has used a lot of black and regretted it. The heat gain was tremendous.


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Friend had his MH painted. About 5K. Much cheaper than trading, though.

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We looked at painting our 40ft 5th wheel from local shop, they stated right around $7500 total with sanding, sealing an painting ...

Our MFG of our 5th wheel wanted 10K for full budy paint Ugh !!!

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So try some peel off paint. The kids are using some type of paint for a temporary look but it does last, if you scuff it just repaint.
Hit youtube for the ideas. No one says you have to paint ALL of the rv, Paint some of the bottom and if it doesn't look right peel it off. For Application of paint it says give it a good wash job and go for it.
I am sure there is more to it, but you are the one to see if money spent would be worth it. My ram truck is all white and I was thinking
to give it a stripe or slash and it seems a great way to try something new. The 5th wheel is a 93 and the older off white paint and I was thinking give a few swirls either with sticker graphics or peelable paint. Find out what's out there. You could do it yourself. Might be fun.
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I ordered our 2014 fiver and did not opt for the beautiful full body paint. While beautiful, I could not justify the expense on something that takes such a hit in depreciation. Also, the 3 color choices offered were in the darker family and being that most of our trips are in the SE USA, I did not want the added heat gain.
A few months after ordering the manufacturer offered a partial body paint that I may have considered.
I have to say a pretty paint job sure does make a rig look a lot more high end. I have seen our white rig against the same rig with full body paint and it looks like two completely different rigs.
I have thought about getting some wrap to add to it just to give it a little pizazz but I have absolutely no idea if I could do it right.


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Haven't painted a whole rig, but did repaint a fender - about 2 by 8 feet - after a blown tire tore it up. Used a gravity feed gun and Rustoleum smoke gray paint.
The choice was to try repainting it, or $250 or so for a replacement.
The refinished fender looks great.
Doing the cleaning and prep on the whole rig, and finding a dust free area for spraying and drying, sounds burdensome.


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