Well, after much filling and sanding
and filling.... I have finally gotten to the finish coat phase.
Thanks for the recommendation on the book, John. The library finally got it in. Very informative. Wish I had it a few weeks ago!
Anyway, I have a few options. Gelcoat
or a few different paint
options. One is from these jamestown distributors, recommended by another Sunrader owner. It is called Interlux
. Another option I read about is Rustoleum Topside white made for marine
above the waterline applications.
I have decided to go with the Rustoleum for a few reasons. First off, it is right there on the shelf at the big orange box store and time is a factor. Also, it is inexpensive. I suspect that whatever route
I go, trying match a 22 year old finsh is gonna be difficult, even for a pro. Using this stuff, I can go ahead and do the rest of the RV. There really isn't that many square feet as it has more window than wall. The largest area is the roof and I may just hold off to the spring to do that. Worst case, I am out about 50 bucks and a little time. Can always just sand it back down and try something else. I think it is worth giving it a whack.
I plan on using the roll and tip method and will cut it about 5% with thinner. I do have the recommended rustoleum primer I will use as a basecoat.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all your help so far.