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Old 08-31-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how the paint is applied on a 2005 aluminum Funfinder? It needs repainting/refinishing. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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The paint is sprayed on to the aluminum from the manufacturer, not where the RV is built. Usually an epoxy type paint. You might want to check out paint that aircraft use, a little pricey but it lasts. That said my neighbor painted his 95 RV with a hand held sprayer and house paint and it turned out good.
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I would research this a bot further before you start spraying epoxy paint. If you have exposed aluminum you need to use a self etching primer, this will be a two component paint. Some older trailers the metal mfg used basic enamel paint. If you attempt to cover enamel with epoxy paint, such as an Imron or Jet Glo your going to have one hell of a mess on your hands, paint will blister and peel. In other cases materials may have been powder coated, in which case you can prime and cover with Imron or Jet Glo.

In terms of aircraft paint, probably overkill for a trailer, you can get automitive finishes that are very good at half the price. If you want aircraft quality, look at Dupont Imron, JetGlo or Randolph paints. You can find these at Aircraft spruce or Chief Aircraft. You'll need a spray booth with filtering if you want a quality finish otherwise it won't look that great.
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Thanks for all the helpful info. Will help in choosing a painter.
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