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Old 08-11-2009, 07:02 PM
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Default how do I paint my hunt camp camper camo?

What type of paint (latex, enamal, oil based)do I need to buy and where is the cheapest paint found for sale? I was planning on just rolling the paint on with a paint roller, any advice would be appreciated. The camper is aluminum sided if that helps any. I was thinking of at least painting it a hunter green as a base coat and maybe some black or brown splotches for the camo effect.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:11 PM
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Get camo paint!!!

Waitin' for the thread about the lost camper.....

Serially, starting with the one color base is good. Make stencils of leaf and branch patterns of different sizes. Will look better than trying to do it freehand.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:22 PM
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I just finished my canoe ( I know much smaller ) but I experimented and liked the black base better than green or brown. The Home depot camo paint was the best quality and the best colors in my opinion. We cut some maple limbs with large leaves to use for a pattern. I like the way it turned out.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:32 PM
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always use 100% acrylic latex straight on the aluminum siding (after washing it well of course)....

We (Sherwin Williams) sell our A100 that does a great job on aluminum siding in the $27 range for the flat finish in whatever colors you need.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:31 AM
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I dont think a roller would work well on all the ridges and uneven surface. Good luck with it
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:16 PM
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This is my '92 Toyota, 2WD, 2 owner, 166k ORIGINAL miles. Runs like new...@33-35 mpg. (Yep its for sale...I'm shameless but I'm proud of my paint job.)

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:24 PM
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DONT USE CAMO PAINT!!!!!!! Its way too expensive..Go pick out your colors and have WalMart Mix them for you using their exterior paint. I painted my truck, golf cart and other stuff for around $25-$30..a year and a half ago and it still looks great...goes in the woods all the time and stays in the sun. I drive it every day. Just get a cheap sprayer for your compressor and do it that way. I promise that camo paint is a sham. It will work but it is TURBO expensive...you will spend a couple hundred dollars to paint that thing if you go that route....Just my $.02. Good luck.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:27 PM
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DONT USE CAMO PAINT!!!!!!! Its way too expensive..Go pick out your colors and have WalMart Mix them for you using their exterior paint. I painted my truck, golf cart and other stuff for around $25-$30..a year and a half ago and it still looks great...goes in the woods all the time and stays in the sun. I drive it every day. Just get a cheap sprayer for your compressor and do it that way. I promise that camo paint is a sham. It will work but it is TURBO expensive...you will spend a couple hundred dollars to paint that thing if you go that route....Just my $.02. Good luck.
I actually have a nice top feed spray gun but I don't like to clean it.
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I have touched up and painted older white campers with Zinzer primer....
Dry brush it on, and dries very hard and durable, and fills in siding
texture without heavy paint build up...
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Default Thats a good idea too.

I just wanted to share my method....It looks good (at least, I think so), you can get your colors exactly the shade you want them, and its EASY on your wallet..as far as cleaning your spay gun, if you use the exterior latex, your gun will clean up with water in a snap.

I did the entire truck in 3 hours. (After I finished masking)

Good luck with it brother.
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This is my '92 Toyota, 2WD, 2 owner, 166k ORIGINAL miles. Runs like new...@33-35 mpg.
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But how do you get 33-35 mpgs? I've got the exact same truck and I get 25-27 mpgs mostly highway miles too. You driving just 55 on flat ground?
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:25 AM
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Sorry brother....I take it all back!
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:38 AM
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But how do you get 33-35 mpgs? I've got the exact same truck and I get 25-27 mpgs mostly highway miles too. You driving just 55 on flat ground?
May be driving down hill both ways.
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Sorry brother....I take it all back!
I'm curious is all....don't get offended so easily. I've got the same little truck...same little tires on the same 14 inch rims. Almost the same mileage (172K) and mine is a '94. Only difference is that mine has the tail gate on it and isn't painted camo.

Do you think if I drop the tailgate, I'll pick up 5-10 mpgs?
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:02 PM
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Now we are all getting off topic.....but I don't know brother...as far are your toy is concerned, can't really say. The right tire pressure and tune up will help a lot...I don't buy the tailgate theory myself.

My toy has been a blessing to me and I hope yours has been a blessing to you.
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Check into acid based primers! Heard that's what the army uses.. Bonds to metal better!
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Check into acid based primers! Heard that's what the army uses.. Bonds to metal better!
mil-spec wash primers are about $75.00 a gallon!! All you need on aluminum siding is acrylic latex for $27 .00 a gallon so it would be a total waste of $$$
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