Exterior face lift

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by Kim C, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Kim C

    Kim C New Member

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    I am planning to paint the exterior of my pup this weekend. Decals are all removed and the box is clean. I have the Zinsser Oil Base Exterior primer that I plan to roll on. What finishing paint is recommended? I am assuming oil base as well? Its for a 1998 Dutchman Duck and I believe it is a fibreglass skin and not smooth.

    Thanks All!
     
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    I'm not positive but I have built/rebuilt several boats. I have used Rustoleum boat paint with great success. Look up the "roll and tip" method. I could create a super smooth mirror like finish that rivaled professionally sprayed paint jobs. It is cheap and easily resourced because Lowes sells it.
     
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    What did you do to remove old paint and decals? We are wanting to do the same but are unsure of the best way to prep the surface.
     
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    Easiest way to remove the decals is with a heat gun, at least on Coleman PUs. It softens the glue enough to make them peel off easily.
     
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    you remove the decades from your PU and repaint. How do you get new decals? I have a Coleman and there no longer producing PU's .
     
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    If you can’t find a seller on Amazon, EBay, Etsy, etc., ask around in your local crafting community. Those vinyl cutters are pretty common now. So if you can provide a graphic file, they can probably cut the smaller decals for you to be glued on.
     
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    Hello there! reading your post about restoring your PUP. There are a bunch of places to find vinyl decals now. it takes a bit of foot work to look through the web. Here is a guy I found a couple years ago, he has done 4 different jobs for me and all have turned out well. Best of luck , and looking forward to your pics :) https://www.facebook.com/BMACKDECALS/
     

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