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Message posted by Zoe46 on 11/2/2014 at 12:00pm
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Hi after having our old caravans wall practically fall off we managed to save a little and bought a hobby 520 1991 model. It's an older caravan so we expected some problems but on the whole it's a awesome van. It sat for years so the exterior has faded a fair bit, we are planning on giving it a paint to freshen it up, my problem is ... Exterior has textured panels, sort of bubble type pattern. I'm guessing that there's no way I can rub down before or during painting. Does anyone have any tips or experience with this ? We are on a budget as our son races moto x and it takes every penny earn't lol. Any help would be appreciated

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Message posted by michell8 on 11/2/2014 at 12:23pm
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I painted an Eriba with similar bobbled sides & I just gave it a good clean down with methylated spirit as it leaves less residue than white spirit. I did a reasonable job brush painting with coach enamel which you can get from automotive paint suppliers. It helps to get a better finish if you pay a bit more for good quailty paint brushes.

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If it has faded it may be worth trying to polish it and see if that brings the colour up a bit. It'll be a lot quicker and cheaper than prepping and painting. The biggest problem will be finding a dry day to do it.

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Try and find some Automotive Re-Finishing Panel Cleaner it's available from motor factors or off the web, approx 15/20 for 5 litre.

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You can still rub it down. You only need to key (scratch) the outer layer of paint.

Course scotchbrite pads or simialr should be enough. My caravans a similar texture. The dirt can sit in the dimples so i know what its like to clean.

A medium/soft brush is usually required to wash it.


If you dont prepare it properly the paint may not take.




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Thanks for swift reply guys :-) we washed and polished it at weekend, took hours but no point doing it n not doing it right lol. Was thinking of using a 4" sponge gloss roller for larger areas ?? And some decent brushes for the rest, doesn't need to be a perfect paint job but don't want brush marks. Got a large lock up to paint it in thankfully seeing as it's now snowing :-) And sprayed a few car wings so not to bad with this kinda thing. I was going to use some washing up liquid & water in spray to get the stripes along side positioned then squeegee out bubbles & excess water .. Much like window tinting unless anyone has an easier way ?? Thanks

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use a roller for painting.

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Don't spray it till the weather warms up a bit. You'll finish up with "blooming" if the cold gets to it.

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I wasn't planning on spraying it, I was going to roller it with gloss rollers. Have been reading up a bit about paint, from what Iv read Rust-oleum combi colour gives decent results, it's flexible, doesn't need primer and comes in a range if colours for decent price. Also looked at coach & boat paint. Any recommendations ?? Also should I be looking for Matt, gloss, textured paint ? Thanks

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The following codes are all that are listed under Hobby Caravans
on our paint mixing computer data.
Any car paint supply company will mix the colour useing the codes
listed below.If u look around some companys will decant the paint
into areosols.
WHITE 210F Code 1FBX,1R 2001onwards
GRIJS(Grey) Code 5VGL 2005onwards
DONKERBLAUW Code 5VGK 2005onwards
LICHTBLAUW Code 5VGJ 2005onwards
GRAUMATT,12W85 Code 4DKF 2003onwards
BLEU BANDE LATERAL Code 3PHK 2003onwards
FLIEDER (Blue) Code 3MJL 2003onwards
BLAU Code 3MJK 2003onwards

These can be made up in any auto paint suppliers
Hope this helps

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