All, i know this has been done before but looking for advice re painting front panel [GRP]. the van looks decent apart from front panel, lots of cracking. dont want to go to huge expense but would like some info on the possibility of painting it myself. any help appreciated. thanks kevin
thanks Jeff, i was thinking of filling the cracks with silkaflex, rubbing down to rid any grime and wax then plastikoting with three or four coats, appreciate that this may only last a couple of years but hopefully it would look better.
Then re-layer the glass fibre as appropriate to the depth/width/length of the repair.
Then once filled and rubbed down make sure every scrap of wax\polish is cleaned off the rest of the panels; thoroughly mask up; 'mist' some plastic primer on; let that go off; then single or two pack primer and then the matching top coat (single pack or two pack to match the primer).
You should be able to get an almost perfect colour match if you use a good car paint supplier. Take a sample and they will mix it while you wait.
Have done many boat repairs this way. have sprayed gel coat dozens of times as well, but that is a bit more complicated.
If your base repair work is good and the spraying is done done well:-
a. It should look new.
b. It will last many years.
Message posted by Hissy10/11/2014 at 12:50pm Outfit: Talbot express clipper 571 xl Location: west sussex
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Want to paint over the pitted vinyl wall covering in my motorhome any suggestions on doing this?? I was going to cover with PVA glue after I cleaned the walls and use kitchen emulsion .
When I say pitted it's not a smooth vinyl .
Many thanks Hissy.