Painting the pup?

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  1. browns

    browns New Member

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    We are thinking about painting our '91 Coleman Columbia. Any advice on paint type and brand would be great as well as other advice. Thanks
     
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    bheff Well-Known Member

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    You may try a search and Im no expert, but when I start to paint mine this winter I am going to use Rustoleum marine paint. I have painted several boats with it and like how it lays down. Its a roll and tip process. No matter what you use, prep is 99% of how well the paint job will turn out. Plus my local Lowes sells it.
     
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    DSCinVegas New Member

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    HI
    Ditto on the paint brand---- After priming 2 coats, I also used Rustoleum Oil-based paint using brushes for cutting in/trim and a roller applying 2 coats of Primer, 2-3 coats of Paint-- I also had the white primer tinted. I forget what brand of primer I used, but will be happy check for you.

    I have some pics linked here if you want to check out the progress. Also, just some advice--- splurge on Frog Tape (Lowe's has it) -- that stuff is amazing. Overall it was pretty easy. I hope you post pics when you start-- it's fun to check out other projects.

    Good Luck!
     
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    I used the standard off the shelf Rustoluem from Lowes with good results. I knew better myself,but rushed the prep/primer steps. More important than the brand you choose. Came out real nice the 2nd time.
     
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    My husband wants to customize pup by painting it black to match the color of his truck. He wants to add personalized decals. Any suggestions for the paint job?
     
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    mommabear New Member

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    I used rust paint from Canadian Tire and brushed it on.
     
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    Rusty rum with a menards sprayer hooked to my pancake compressor worked great.
     
  8. jwolfe01

    jwolfe01 Honeoye, NY

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    Last year I redid our old PUP, including a full paint job with custom graphics that I designed and painted on. Like any paint job, prep was a pain, but it wasnt too bad. I used Krylon Fusion paint and it turned out great. Heres the thread on the project...

    http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=35309.0
     
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    i just painted ours. rustoleum. 1 gal bucket from lowes.

    removed all trim pcs, and fittings. they are painted a different color from the body

    i removed all decals using "kutzit" from ace hardware (20 minutes).

    then wire cup brush on entire surface to be painted to rough up current paint and loosen/remove grime loose stuff (1 hour)

    double dose of TSP per instructions with scrub brush, this will clean and de-gloss existing paint. (30 min)

    dry time......then prime with rustoleum (1 hour, 2 coats)

    paint with rollers and trim brush for small spots (30 min per coat)

    decals...havent decided on who to get them from. i used google and searched for decals vinyl stickers. lots to choose from.
    i will be using a 30"x120" design...cost looks to be from $150-300 depending....

    make sure you wait a couple months after paint before decals to allow paint to fully cure otherwise the decal/sticker can affect the paint. (according to LOTS of auto painters ive talked to)

    start on wed/thurs and be done sun nite easily including all dry times.
     

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