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Old 01-19-2019, 10:07 AM   #1
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I am now the proud owner of 1993 21' T2053. The floor seems solid, no evidence of leaks. I am taking it next week to a dealer to insure it stays leak free by removing the corner molding, retaping, and then replacing the molding. I am going to paint her. I've watched all kinds of videos from using spray paint in a can, to pros who can really handle a spray gun. I am not a pro and would prefer just to paint with a brush. I have painted parts of my house (vinyl siding) with a brush and it came out great. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:10 AM   #2
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Hi Keith, I bought a 1984 T-1450 6 years ago that needed lots of repair and painting.
The hardest part was stripping off the old decal decorative stripes on all four sides.
Like you, I researched DIY ways to do it and decided to go with latex paint using an electric spray gun I bought at Lowe's for around $100. The most important thing is you have to put a good coat of primer on first. Also make sure to remove any silicone caulk or sealant from all areas to be painted as it won't stick.
So far the paint job still looks real good and I kept the left over paint for occasional touch up when needed..
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:05 PM   #3
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If you have high expectations, I think the brush paint is going to fall quite short of them. Unlike vinyl siding, this aluminum (and the paint on it) is very smooth, even with the Krystal Kote coating on it, so it'll show every brush stroke.

Sometimes you can find paint that self levels or has a texture, but that'll be expensive. And it will be hard to apply on the corrugated aluminum without having lots of runs.

Can I ask why you want to paint it?
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:01 PM   #4
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Thank you for the replies. Looks like I'll be purchasing a good spray gun, practice some on my barn, and take a shot at doing the trailer.
We need to paint because of fading that has occurred. There is one ding in it near the front door. It actually appears as if their may be some separation between the shell and the frame. After that repair is made, I know I'll need to paint a small area. I could probably get away with a good cleaning over the majority of the unit, but there is peeling in the stripes and the protective coverings at access points are covered in rust.
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this is my first time posting here but so I hope the picture shows. This past summer I painted my sun line camper using sher-cryl from sherwin Williams. I rolled it on with a 4 roller then I back brushed it with a dry brush. It turned out really good.
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Rattle can of primer then the same with color.
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Thanks. I'm going to give this easy method a shot. I'm DownEast. You?
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I believe Mainah painted just the red stripe?

From my experience doing all the siding with rattle can paint would result in blotchy spots, not to mention your finger would be wore out from holding the button down so long. You can rent paint sprayers from paint stores. Once the tedious task of prepping everything is done you could paint it in one day easy.

My goal is to spray paint my entire T2370 this season (I have a paint sprayer).
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Thank you. I've got some good size painting jobs to do at home this spring so I can see myself purchasing a fairly good gun.
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I believe Mainah painted just the red stripe?

From my experience doing all the siding with rattle can paint would result in blotchy spots, not to mention your finger would be wore out from holding the button down so long. You can rent paint sprayers from paint stores. Once the tedious task of prepping everything is done you could paint it in one day easy.

My goal is to spray paint my entire T2370 this season (I have a paint sprayer).
Yeah I did in the past I did paint a large section of both ends they were covered with decals from good sam etc that was a air powered paint gun and a good deal of prep including some filler to repair a little incident I inherited from the PO that kind of used inch longer screws than necessary to mount a TV arm. The decal adventure was a treat getting the old ones off,heat gun scotch brights and other methods of mass destruction, two cans of primer two weeks of newsprint, two rolls tape, 3 cans of red.
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