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Kino
Joined Aug 2005
6 posts

I know I have asked before, but can some one advise me as to what types of paint can be used on a caravan exterior. At the moment it has it's origional paintwork but it needs updating. I am hoping to do this job with a fine mohair paint roller.
Can I use ordinary exterior acryllic paint with a primer, or must it be some form of cellulose finish. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 30 August 2005

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keith
Joined Feb 2005
1480 posts

I really wouldn't try celly with a roller it goes off far to quickly,
I have done repairs to them with celly spray cans, these days its usually acrillic.
In the good old days, i would think it was mainly coach paint, takes ages to go off & it has much more pigment in it than celly, so less is needed.


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Wednesday, 31 August 2005

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john
Joined Sep 2005
5 posts

Ordinary "metal" primers don't work very well on Aly, get youself a proper "Aliminium" (where is that spell checker!) primer or you might find it peeling off quicker than you think! I agree with Kieth on the paint
John

Monday, 12 September 2005

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keith
Joined Feb 2005
1480 posts

its spelt ally, john haha.

If he's not going to rub it back to aluminium,( or as the yanks spell it aluminum), he should be alright with acryllic primer, i know we have a company come in to do little dings on them and thats what he uses.
But thats for areas up to quarter of a side, not a whole van.
What worries me is, if its a smooth skinned model, i'm not sure what the finish will look like using a roller.
If its the bubbly or rippled effect it could be fine.
keith


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Monday, 12 September 2005
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oldvanfan
Joined Jul 2005
9 posts

I have just painted mine. I used Jotem paint which you can get from specialist paint suppliers. It goes off really quick so don't think you could use a roller.

It's expensive but you don't need a primer and you don't don't have to take it back to the aluminium or anything like that. You also have to use the Jotem thinners which is also a bit pricey. Oh, and it stinks....

Good luck.

Monday, 12 September 2005

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Kino
Joined Aug 2005
6 posts

Thanks for all the advice guys, I ended up painting with a flat outdoor acrylic paint applied with a mohair radiator roller and it turned out beautifull. I will be applying an acryllic lacquer to finish it off and give it a bit of a shine. This is a very inexpensive way to paint a caravan an the whole job took less two days.

Thanks again ...John

Tuesday, 13 September 2005

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Kino
Joined Aug 2005
6 posts

Thanks for all the advice guys, I ended up painting with a flat outdoor acrylic paint applied with a mohair radiator roller and it turned out beautifull. I used an acrylic white primer and then two coats of cream top coat. I will be applying an acryllic lacquer to finish it off and give it a bit of a shine. This is a very inexpensive way to paint a caravan an the whole job took only a few days.

Thanks again ...John

Tuesday, 13 September 2005

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lisa
Joined Jul 2005
14 posts

hi there did you have to rub down the van before you painted it? as we have got a few scratches on ours and it could do with touching up on the sides as the rest of the van is okay. and where did you get the paint from?

lisa

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

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Kino
Joined Aug 2005
6 posts

Mine had the origional celluose finish so I sanded it all with a medium grade sandpaper and the washed it down. The paint I used is available from any paint shop, it is an out door acryllic. You will not get the same effect as celluose paint but my caravan is very old and did not justify spending a fortune to have it sprayed. Hope this helps. i can sen photos of the finish if you like.

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

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lisa
Joined Jul 2005
14 posts

yes plese if you could that would be great. ours is 1982 cosalt piper and have only had one holiday in it so far but going away again the weekend. we used to be campers but love the caravan more. also the box on the front is fiberglass do you know what you can touch this up with?

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

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Kino
Joined Aug 2005
6 posts

send me your email address to [Log in to view email] and I will send you pictures. Do you have broadband internet access?

The fibreglass box on mine would only take small gas bottles so I made a new one from plywood. You could also paint the fibreglass box with acryllic paint if you sand it first.
Mine is also a Cosalt but I have no idea of the year or model.

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

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