Repaint the RV (2006 Holiday Rambler Ambassador)

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// September 11 and 12 – Repaint the RV (2006 Holiday Rambler Ambassador) – Rolling Shoe Box | Rolling Shoe Box //

It is not all business, we have our friends Mark and Sue Over to help us celebrate Athena’s birthday.

Waiting for cake
Waiting for cake
In Newport Oregon, we knocked over a fence post with the drivers side of the RV. We mostly straightened the door panel using a 1×6 on the painted side, and squishing the door against the board with a C clamp repeatedly. We did not want to heat the door rapid cool it for straitening, as a blow torch next to the propane tank sounds like not good fire safety.
In Newport Oregon, we knocked over a fence post with the drivers side of the RV. We mostly straightened the door panel using a 1×6 on the painted side, and squishing the door against the board with a C clamp repeatedly. We did not want to heat the door rapid cool it for straitening, as a blow torch next to the propane tank sounds like not good fire safety.
We hit a steel post at lake Tahoe, and the post ripped the fiber glass apart.
We hit a steel post at lake Tahoe, and the post ripped the fiber glass apart.
Another image of the Tahoe incident. Later in Fernley Nevada, the refrigerator vent door by Dometic, went sailing down I-80. Today, we will repair all three issues. To do that, we had to buy Diamont paint Mozart Silver Bg 6139, Light Green M 6319, and Dark Green A 6320, and UR50 reducer. We sprayed using the Preval aerosol sprayer. These sprayed are great at $5.00 each one will about 12 square feet.
Another image of the Tahoe incident. Later in Fernley Nevada, the refrigerator vent door by Dometic, went sailing down I-80. Today, we will repair all three issues.
To do that, we had to buy Diamont paint Mozart Silver Bg 6139, Light Green M 6319, and Dark Green A 6320, and UR50 reducer. We sprayed using the Preval aerosol sprayer. These sprayed are great at $5.00 each one will about 12 square feet.
Wife pulls out the BONDO – Great product for filling indents. Not so good if the piece of work in punctured through. In that case one would have to weld material behind the hole, or in our case use glass matte and resin over the hole and sanded to blend.
Wife pulls out the BONDO – Great product for filling indents. Not so good if the piece of work in punctured through. In that case one would have to weld material behind the hole, or in our case use glass matte and resin over the hole and sanded to blend.
Wife Mixes the Bondo using the instructions on the can.
Wife Mixes the Bondo using the instructions on the can.
Fill holes with Bondo
Fill holes with Bondo
Smoothing out Bondo
Smoothing out Bondo
Sanded Bondo when you rub your finger should not feel any sort of transition line. The Bondo should feel perfectly smooth like rabbit fur. Bumps left in Bondo, will be bumps visible in the paint. Also, try to keep Bondo work in shallow and narrow applications for bes results. These gouges were a perfect use.
Sanded Bondo when you rub your finger should not feel any sort of transition line. The Bondo should feel perfectly smooth like rabbit fur. Bumps left in Bondo, will be bumps visible in the paint. Also, try to keep Bondo work in shallow and narrow applications for bes results. These gouges were a perfect use.
Sanded the fractured glass 6- grit, then 360 grit, then at 600 grit dry.
Sanded the fractured glass 6- grit, then 360 grit, then at 600 grit dry.
I show Sarah how to sand the door
I show Sarah how to sand the door
I show Sarah how to sand the door
I show Sarah how to sand the door
Athena tapes of the RV prepping for the primer. we used Rustoleum Grey primer.
Athena tapes of the RV prepping for the primer. we used Rustoleum Grey primer.
After shooting the primer on, we discovered the we did not fill the crack in the glass well enough. That, was a total bummer. So we will redo it
After shooting the primer on, we discovered the we did not fill the crack in the glass well enough. That, was a total bummer. So we will redo it
We let the passenger side dry, and shoot the primer on the drivers side
We let the passenger side dry, and shoot the primer on the drivers side
Athena sands down the primer slightly, then applies Bondo one more time.
Athena sands down the primer slightly, then applies Bondo one more time.
We shot the primer. wE D Did a larger area so we could feather the new paint into the old paint. This gives pigment difference a chance to look more like lighting differences.
We shot the primer. wE D Did a larger area so we could feather the new paint into the old paint. This gives pigment difference a chance to look more like lighting differences.
Ripped off the paper, sanded everything down with 600 grit dry.
Ripped off the paper, sanded everything down with 600 grit dry.
As you see, we left a minor dent, and primed everything. This was a time decision, we could not work on the rig much longer due to our stay being over in this campground.
As you see, we left a minor dent, and primed everything. This was a time decision, we could not work on the rig much longer due to our stay being over in this campground.
We sprayed the Diamont paint at 2 oz paint to 1ounce UR50 reducer, dries matt blue – we hope it turns light green some day.
We sprayed the Diamont paint at 2 oz paint to 1ounce UR50 reducer, dries matt blue – we hope it turns light green some day.
While the passenger side dries, we shoot the passenger bins with paint.
While the passenger side dries, we shoot the passenger bins with paint.
We shot three coats of clear coat 10 minutes apart, and let it dry the clear coat caused the new paint to blend perfectly. We did this panel from mid tail light, all the way to the rocker edge.
We shot three coats of clear coat 10 minutes apart, and let it dry the clear coat caused the new paint to blend perfectly. We did this panel from mid tail light, all the way to the rocker edge.
We bought a dometic vent, sanded it at 600 grit, then painted it with the dark green and the silver. Painting plastic, was very different, I am thinking we should have used more reducer, as with the cool weather here, running paint was an issue. It was 68 degrees with 30% humidity on the shaded areas. This did not look as good as we would have liked. But for $40.00 we can buy another and try again.
We bought a dometic vent, sanded it at 600 grit, then painted it with the dark green and the silver. Painting plastic, was very different, I am thinking we should have used more reducer, as with the cool weather here, running paint was an issue. It was 68 degrees with 30% humidity on the shaded areas. This did not look as good as we would have liked. But for $40.00 we can buy another and try again.
We accomplished what we wanted, and that was for the RV to look good to the casual on looker. No body repair man and painter would have been satisfied with this, but it meets our needs perfectly. The project set us back $180.00, and if we had to do it over again on a budget like ours, we would do it this way again.
We accomplished what we wanted, and that was for the RV to look good to the casual on looker. No body repair man and painter would have been satisfied with this, but it meets our needs perfectly. The project set us back $180.00, and if we had to do it over again on a budget like ours, we would do it this way again.

Well you have just survived painting and RV with Darin, Athena, and Sarah.

 

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