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STBRetired

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Silver color could work too, as long as it doesn't have too much of a metallic sheen. Think that would be a bit too blingy.

On a side note. I've often wondered why manufacturers would install the ladder where it obstructs the view from the rear window.


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STBRetired wrote:

Silver color could work too, as long as it doesn't have too much of a metallic sheen. Think that would be a bit too blingy.

On a side note. I've often wondered why manufacturers would install the ladder where it obstructs the view from the rear window.




Probably because they can. This rv originally had the ladder behind the rear window, and a previous owner moved it. Unfortunately, where they fastened it to, was only fastened to the fiberglass with screws, so it wasn't very sturdy.

The original place had plywood glued inside the fiberglass, and the ladder was screwed into those, which would have made it much more sturdy.


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If you want to get a bit fancy with the paint, here's an idea. Look at the red paint on our dragster.
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Depending upon how the light hits it, it goes from the bright red you see on the top of the car to the deep burgandy that you see on the scoop and side. It's candy brandywine shot over a very fine gold flake over a gold base. Using the gold gives you a deeper color from the candy than you would get if you used white. The flake was just because we wanted the flake for more shimmer in the highlights. You have to look really close to see the flake because we used fine flakes. Putting the flake under the candy also makes it more subtle than if you mixed the flake in the top layer.

If you are good with a spray gun, you could probably do this yourself. Me, I can lay paint reasonably well, but I am no good at keeping the flake density even across large areas. You can skip the flake if you want to save a few bucks. But if you do the full deal I would bet you get lots of comments in campgrounds. If you want it more blingy, you would go with a bigger flake, Then you see the individual flakes sparkling under the candy.

Saw this on a '33 Ford at World of Wheels. They had put a layer of gold fine flake in clear over the candy, but had kept the flake pretty sparse so that it just highlighted the red. They also shot 5 more layers of clear over the top which made the paint look like it wes 6 inches deep. Got the paint codes and the technique from the owner because we were getting the dragster repainted and thought it looked really nice. Went without the top layer of flake and all the clear to save on weight and because we wanted a more subtle appearance.

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STBRetired wrote:

If you want to get a bit fancy with the paint, here's an idea. Look at the red paint on our dragster.
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Depending upon how the light hits it, it goes from the bright red you see on the top of the car to the deep burgandy that you see on the scoop and side. It's candy brandywine shot over a very fine gold flake over a gold base. Using the gold gives you a deeper color from the candy than you would get if you used white. The flake was just because we wanted the flake for more shimmer in the highlights. You have to look really close to see the flake because we used fine flakes. Putting the flake under the candy also makes it more subtle than if you mixed the flake in the top layer.

If you are good with a spray gun, you could probably do this yourself. Me, I can lay paint reasonably well, but I am no good at keeping the flake density even across large areas. You can skip the flake if you want to save a few bucks. But if you do the full deal I would bet you get lots of comments in campgrounds. If you want it more blingy, you would go with a bigger flake, Then you see the individual flakes sparkling under the candy.

Saw this on a '33 Ford at World of Wheels. They had put a layer of gold fine flake in clear over the candy, but had kept the flake pretty sparse so that it just highlighted the red. They also shot 5 more layers of clear over the top which made the paint look like it wes 6 inches deep. Got the paint codes and the technique from the owner because we were getting the dragster repainted and thought it looked really nice. Went without the top layer of flake and all the clear to save on weight and because we wanted a more subtle appearance.



That looks great! Not sure I want to get quite that fancy, but then again, who knows?

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fulltimin wrote:

On a slightly more realistic note, I saw this on eBay a few years ago. What do you think of the color scheme?

Yes, I am serious.



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I like the simplicity of the scheme, though I am more into Green or blue rather than the red and brown. I do detest the newer swirls and other blobs they are using on the newer coaches and trailers. My Gulf Stream is as complicated as I would want to go if I ever repainted it.


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I like the simplicity of the scheme, though I am more into Green or blue rather than the red and brown. I do detest the newer swirls and other blobs they are using on the newer coaches and trailers. My Gulf Stream is as complicated as I would want to go if I ever repainted it.



I am not a big fan of the swirls either. Then again, if we all liked the same things, it would be a dull life. Lol.

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I added a second piece of plywood tonight. Yup, still ran out of sticks.

This one was a little easier since it only had to bend in one direction.

Hey, about 3 more days of this, and the ceiling plywood will be in place. Yay!



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sundancer268 wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

On a slightly more realistic note, I saw this on eBay a few years ago. What do you think of the color scheme?

Yes, I am serious.



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I like the simplicity of the scheme, though I am more into Green or blue rather than the red and brown. I do detest the newer swirls and other blobs they are using on the newer coaches and trailers. My Gulf Stream is as complicated as I would want to go if I ever repainted it.


I think the red is too red! Maybe more of a burgundy? Otherwise the scheme is simple and easy.


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dodge guy wrote:

sundancer268 wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

On a slightly more realistic note, I saw this on eBay a few years ago. What do you think of the color scheme?

Yes, I am serious.



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I like the simplicity of the scheme, though I am more into Green or blue rather than the red and brown. I do detest the newer swirls and other blobs they are using on the newer coaches and trailers. My Gulf Stream is as complicated as I would want to go if I ever repainted it.


I think the red is too red! Maybe more of a burgundy? Otherwise the scheme is simple and easy.




I like simple and easy. Lol. Even with different colors, it shouldn't be difficult to paint something like that.

Painting a design with landscape or animals is a whole different deal, and more complicated.

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60%. We are up to 60% on getting the ceiling up. Yay!!!

Only 1 more nearly full sheet, and then 2 sheets that are about 1/2 of a sheet. Those 2 sheets that are smaller, hopefully, will be easier to install.



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