Post by Rain Dancer on Feb 23, 2014 19:58:14 GMT -8
Hi all, I have the daunting task of repainting my Shasta. The previous owner really did not do a good job on painting; it is not shiny but a rough texture. I have ready about baking soda blasting; any comments on that. Also painting with Rhino or Line X like they use on truck beds. Any suggestions would be great. My biggest problem is that I don't have a place to do the work. It would not work to put it in my garage. Anyway, I am so glad this new forum has been started. Thanks so much. Marie
I would be careful with soda blasting. If the aluminum gets hot, it will warp and it can happen in a flash. Also don't like the idea of Rhino for the body. It's rough and thick and will look, well, like Rhino...
You might consider a tent type carport for cover. Some have had good luck with them as long as the wind isn't bad in your area.
Sounds like your trailer was rolled rather than sprayed. It tends to make the paint a bit rough. Stripping is the best way to go, then sand smooth.
Prime and wipe with solvent before paint.
I'll move this to our paint section so it won't get lost...
You CAN do a great job refinishing outside. Remember that the outcome is based on the quality of the prep work. Strip the aluminum, or if you can spray a good sealer over the old paint (of course if it is bubbled or rough this doesn't work) and paint when the temp and humidity are in the 70-75 range. PM me and I can give you tips if you wish. Best of luck!
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Post by Rain Dancer on Mar 2, 2014 14:45:04 GMT -8
Thanks for all the info. In looking at the other threads I seem to remember someone saying they paid $1200 for their paint job. I cannot find it now. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Someone is coming to my home tomorrow to give me a bid as I am still thinking this is a job I would rather farm out. If I could get a great price, I would travel to have it done.