Post by swirlygirls on Aug 31, 2013 4:36:47 GMT -8
Hi all. I was just reading hoosierpoet's thread on paint. I have to say again, what a beautiful job. I too have an unpainted stripe but I have an Oasis and the stripe is complicated. It curls and goes down to tiny points and taping would be a nightmare if not impossible. I have a nephew who does auto painting (unfortunately he lives too far away to do my trailer) who suggested using auto striping and getting a professional to come out and take pictures and recreate the stripe that way. That's what I plan on doing unless anyone has had experience with this much curl and has a good idea for how to do it. (I just read the thread on how to post photos so I'm hopeful I'll make this happen.)
Go to an auto paint supply store and you should be able to by 1/4" masking tape to follow the curves, then cut the points with an Exacto knife/ razor blade.
EXACTO-ALLY! Ditto bigbill X2 swirlygirls, It takes allot of patience and a good set of reading glasses. Masking tape is VERY flexible when installed with authority. (little tug while pressing down) Don't leave in sun when applied to surface. Better to tape early and shoot by noon. Recommend the green auto tape at NAPA. Orange tape at walley world ok but leaves a glue residue. You know what they say about patience don’t you? They just aint fer doctors anymore! LOL
Post by hoosierpoet on Aug 31, 2013 17:22:38 GMT -8
We used green Frog Tape on ours, it worked out well and is supposed to be ttreated chemically to resist paint. Very crisp lines, plus it is "stretchy" and handles curves well. But I don't know if it comes in really narrow widths. (Neat pattern on your Oasis, swirlygirls!)
When you strip the paint you will still be able to see the outline of the stripes well enough to follow them again. That's why painted trailers never polish up very well when people try to convert them into a polished trailer. You can still see all the lines. So take photos, make a drawing and mark down some measurements where things line up with other things like windows and lamps and stuff. Masking is the one thing I do know how to do when it comes to paint.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2013 20:33:41 GMT -8 by mobiltec
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...