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 4/23/2007 12:06 PM
 
Can this be done professionally? Has anyone done it and were you happy with the results? We have an older RV and are considering having the outside repainted. Would like more information from those who may have had it done. Thanks!
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 4/23/2007 12:42 PM
 
We've had the back of our 5th wheel painted (had a small crack on the fiber glass). Looks better now than when it was new. Paul from Nebraska

Paul from Nebraska
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 4/23/2007 12:45 PM
 
Just to give you some encouragement, check this out:
http://www.woodalls.com/cforum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/19453458/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
This guy had his Allegro (Tiffin) painted by a guy close to the factory. You can't tell quality from the picture, but it sure does look good! You can read some of the comments for other information.
Good luck, Richard Richard & Patsy King Victoria, Texas '93 Airstream Landyacht/'00 Honda CRV

Richard and Patsy King Victoria, Texas 1993 Airstream Mh / 2000 Honda CRV Toad
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 4/23/2007 1:55 PM
 
Our 20-year-old Class C is in a different value category. Neighbor/Friend is a truck painter and volunteered to paint it. I first resealed everything [like EternaBond tape on all aluminum roof joints] then hot washed/scuffed it using ScotchBrite sanding pads in hot detergent water.
He had access to a spray booth big enough to make the 24' C class look short, narrow, and low. Masking took a full day, two hours and three gallons of paint. It's a single full coat of white catalyst-activated enamel.
It looks good, still don't have any graphics on it, but wife likes the Plain Look.
But I'm [overused phrase follows] a Happy Camper! God Bless, jd Sunny Florida

God Bless, jd Sunny NE Florida
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 4/24/2007 3:28 PM
 
Two years ago I had our 1994 Georgie Boy Swinger painted. Was done by a shop near Holly Michigan that does a lot of truck painting. They masked all the graphics as I was not able to get replacement stuff from GB. The reason for doing this was that the exterior was beginning to yellow.
It was expensive (about $3500) but worth every penny. the rig looks like new and the automotive grade finish will last a lot longer than the original gel coat surface I have been assured by people who should know. I've owned this MH since it was new and plan to keep it forever!! It fits our needs perfectly.
Bill Carry Sylvan Lake MI '94 Swinger 30' P-32 6.5 Turbo Diesel

Bill Carry Sylvan Lake MI '94 Swinger 30' P-32 6.5 Turbo Diesel
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 4/24/2007 7:39 PM
 
Wow, Bill, $3500 is a real bargain. I've seen quotes for 12k to 15k to repaint a rig. I'm going to Decatur, IN next month to get some work done on my rig. I'm going to have them give me a quote on painting the white (now yellow) part of the rig. I'll post the price when we know it. Friends got their older Southwind repainted in SoCal last year. It cost them about 5k or maybe 7k. I considered that a bargain.
Libby and John and RV the CAT www.TheRollingHome.com 1999 Fleetwood Discovery 37V towing a 2005 Chevy Colorado Z71 4x4 Click here to see our current location [/url]
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 4/26/2007 12:00 AM
 
We plan on having our rig painted this fall by Precision Painting in Bremen, IN (http://www.precisionpaintingrv.com). We've seen several rigs painted by them and the quality is fantastic. They do overflow painting for Newmar and they do the paint jobs for Travel Supreme. You won't get that for $3500, but you do get what you pay for. In speaking to folks who have had rigs painted by Precision I learned that there is up to 7-8 coats of paint in some areas of the rig (4 for the base coat and 4 for the striping). Then three coats of clearcoat.
The price includes Diamond Shield. I'm not sure how much that's worth if not included. Peace, Rich Emond http://www.roamingamerica.com 2000 Newmar Dutch Star 3858 towing a 2000 Honda CR-V "We leave for the sake of leaving And without knowing why We always say, 'we must go'.".....Baudelaire

Peace, Rich Emond http://www.roamingamerica.com 2000 Newmar Dutch Star 3858 towing a 2000 Honda CR-V "We leave for the sake of leaving And without knowing why We always say, 'we must go'.".....Baudelaire
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 4/26/2007 1:05 AM
 
Rich - For comparison purposes, it would be more helpful if we knew how much a premium paint job (7 - 8 coats) cost. Did it cost $3600, $5000, $10,000? Thanks and good luck. - Dave This message was edited by RVAdave on 4-26-07 @ 2:43 AM

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 4/26/2007 8:10 AM
 
Dave,
More Like $15,000 to $18,000.
This is what the name brand shops get for a 38 to 40 footer.
Big Bad John & Runaround Sue & Paris This message was edited by johnchurn on 4-27-07 @ 11:23 AM

Big Bad John & Runaround Sue & Paris *Hammock,Florida* *97 Dutch Star Diesel* *76 VW Bay Window Bus* *91 Classic Harley Davidson* *1949 Ford Lead Sled* *2012 HD LSV
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 4/26/2007 11:18 PM
 
We've been looking at painting our rig for the last couple of years and the price goes up every year. The price this year is $14,450 and takes 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. I've heard of some of the lower cost paint jobs that are done same day or in a couple of days. Considering that Newmar used to charge upwards of $10,000 for a paint job before they made it standard, this price is in line with a high quality paint shop. I have heard some prices much higher in the range John mentioned in his post. If done right there is a lot of labor involved with a good paint job. We checked out the Precision shop last fall when we were in the area. We saw a couple of Travel Supremes, three Dutch Stars, and a couple of other rigs in for paint jobs.
As I said in a prior post, we've seen several paint jobs done by Precision and know they do excellent work. Peace, Rich Emond http://www.roamingamerica.com 2000 Newmar Dutch Star 3858 towing a 2000 Honda CR-V "We leave for the sake of leaving And without knowing why We always say, 'we must go'.".....Baudelaire

Peace, Rich Emond http://www.roamingamerica.com 2000 Newmar Dutch Star 3858 towing a 2000 Honda CR-V "We leave for the sake of leaving And without knowing why We always say, 'we must go'.".....Baudelaire
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