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Old 06-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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Forum member TEO just had his coach painted in Mexico and sent me two pics for the forum. He will likely provide some additional info soon (his WiFi connection would not let him post to the forum).

All the work was done in a campground by a fellow who came highly recommended by other RVr's. They lived in the rig while the work was done. TEO said the total cost was only $4,500! for base coat/clear coat. He is very pleased with the results.

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Old 06-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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Forum member TEO just had his coach painted in Mexico and sent me two pics for the forum. He will likely provide some additional info soon (his WiFi connection would not let him post to the forum).

All the work was done in a campground by a fellow who came highly recommended by other RVr's. They lived in the rig while the work was done. TEO said the total cost was only $4,500! for base coat/clear coat. He is very pleased with the results.

Before paint:


After:

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:25 PM   #3
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Gary - looks like a good job at least from a picture.

When we were down-island in the boat, Trinidad was an extremely popular place to get good quality and inexpensive work done. In Venezuela, our friend had his 56' Hatteras painted and we got a high-quality bottom job done quite cheaply.

I was careful to be present for all of the work operations and keep an eye on the guys.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:10 PM   #4
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Looks very nice. Can't tell the difference between that one a new coach. Wish I could go to Mexico!
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blucrabbie:
Looks very nice. Can't tell the difference between that one a new coach. Wish I could go to Mexico! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's makes two of us!

John, TEO said he watched them carefully and actually helped with some of the work. He said one side of the rig needed 3 coats of primer before the colors went on. I wondered about contamination from dust, bugs, etc. since it was painted outside but he said it was slick as glass.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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I have seen boats done by spray (we had ours sprayed in Imron at a dusty boat yard) and also 'brush and tip' - they brush (or I guess they could roll) the paint on and then draw/pull out the paint immediately with an expensive fine bristle brush (a two person job - one applies the paint, one 'tips' it.)

Both techniques will produce great results depending on the skill of the painters. Our hull turned out fantastic and it looked like a new boat.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:17 PM   #7
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With clearcoat, after the last coat, the finish is buffed. I'll guess this buffing removes tiny imperfections such as dust.

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:50 AM   #8
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Aah, finally able to reply. My wife and I are extremely happy with the paint job we got in Rocky Point, Mexico. Although I had checked and double checked the work that Antonio has done, I was at the motorhome all day each day that work was being done. Truthfully, Antonio was a lot fussier than I would have been.

The only down side was that it took a few days longer than he thought it would, but it was a LOT more work and required more material than he thought.

Of course that meant more meals at some extraordinary restaurants and more awesome sunsets.

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Were the windows removed, or did they just paint next to them?
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The windows stayed in place. We lived in the motorhome all the time the work was being done, so having the windows in place and the A/C running was a plus.

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I figured I would just continue this thread. Our 2002 Journey DL was delivered to the shop today to begin the full body paint process. I will provide photos when completed but decided not to make it too elaborate. Will keep most of the white the same to minimize heat absorption from the sun. At the moment we may be painting on the "W" and the "Journey DL" in the same areas. No more decals.

I had not planned on doing anything with the roof but thought about doing something to eliminate the chalk run off. Any suggestions?

Sure hope it turns out well.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:18 PM   #12
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Blu,

We will all be anxious to see the end result.

In terms of the roof, wonder if some of that Linex or similar truck bed liner tinted white would work on fiberglass? If so, you would have a durable and non-slip finish.
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