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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby RobC on Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:20 am

Udpate:

Been shining up the exterior prior to putting the cover on it for the winter rains. Having excellent results with the Barkeeps Friend and white scotch brite pads.

My rig sat under a pine tree for probably 2 years with the resultant sap disaster. giant black dried globs that do not wash off. I have been hand scraping with a utility blade and while time consuming is working great. if I go slow I don't mar the gelcoat underneath.

Update. Only parts of my rig were tip and roller painted. Most is gelcoat that is in remarkably good condition. I got a line on a decal guy here on the Kitsap Peninsula (west side of Puget Sound) and am getting ready to put some new stripes on the beast.

Waiting for my lovely wife to actually make a decision on a color.

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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby Acesneights on Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:59 pm

I thought about using decals on mine. I was gonna pant it OD and do Realtree decals.
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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby H2Lou on Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:36 pm

any one tried rubberized rock guard :shock:
I bought some for doing the under body but i decided to do a patch over the fiberglass, with light sanding...I'm loving the look!
it comes out like the wrinkle finish on Kennedy tool box's (looks cool)but it is able to be sanded and paintable when dry.
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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby 77Travco on Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:42 pm

Rubberized rock guard?.... You have my curiosity. Where do you buy it?
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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby H2Lou on Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:03 pm

not sure what your equivalent of "Canadian tire" is in the US.
This stuff is tough and flexible...you can barely scrap it off with you thumbnail once dry.
... comes in pre mixed gallon pails for spray guns as well.
We built a new aluminum service box for our work truck and sprayed the whole bottom...unbelievable the bond.
since i want to do our Travco in gray and black, its worth me giving it a go.
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http://answers.canadiantire.ca/answers/ ... stions.htm
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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby H2Lou on Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:21 pm

this is just a fast test i did this morning about a 1' x 1' area ...10 seconds of sanding just to descale it a bit and two fast coats to see if it would bond. 8-)


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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby badbillybiker on Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:27 pm

it's a nice effect... There is a "guy" doing u-tubes that acquired a Ford 350 that was done in Hurcelion? , a truck bed protector like Rhino hide bed liner.. Then it was painted semi-gloss black with a red stripe... Not a bad looking finish...The site is
Nomadic Fanatic... Auto stores have rubberized rocker panel spray including a clear coat type for nice color paint jobs...I personally have been ripping u-tubes out on a $50.00 roller paint job. 4 part series..A Rustoleum Paint job. A pro spray is too expensive for me so looking at all types of alternatives... Rolling and tipping etc....I guess any rocker rubber spray will work as long as you can put the desired color on top... Stone proof paint job eh?
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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby H2Lou on Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:54 pm

I'm sure any of them will work, as for the finish, if this is sanded and clear coated i think it will be awesome.
I love that it doesn't just peel off will little to zero prep work..at 40.00ca. a gallon i can try different paint schemes until i find one i really like. 8-)
just wondered if anyone else had tried it before and if they thought there would be a down side.
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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby badbillybiker on Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:52 pm

well... with all of these paint job plans and I see summer in the not to distant future... There will be a number of Travcos no longer bearing a single contrasting color stripe... Now where did I put that min-foam 4 inch roller... waiting to see the new paint jobs...
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Re: Gel-coat repair

Unread postby 77Travco on Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:47 am

I am seriously wanting to repaint my coach. The only downside that I can see to this method is that it is pretty permanent... or is that an upside? :D I say get creative with a new paint scheme and post up some pics of the results!
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