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A new Face lift

April 13, 2019

Paint or no paint? That is indeed the question. After 50 years of proudly wearing Brown, it is time for a change.So let us go ahead and Paint!

After a long drive home from Kamloops BC to Cranbrook BC, the Travco finally settled in at her new parking lot in Cranbrook BC. We gave the outside a good wash and discovered that the fibreglass body and paint requires some love. Paint or no paint? That is indeed the question. After 50 years of proudly wearing Brown, it is time for a change. So let us go ahead and Paint! Fibreglass is excellent stuff. No rust and if you have an issue or dent add more fibreglass to fix the problem. There is lots of sanding and more sanding. We went to the local Paint Store, and Renate the paint specialist was excellent in helping us finding Marine paint and matching our crazy colour of lime green and an off white. We decided to spray this time around. You can also apply the marine paint with fine hair or foam roller if you wish. Fibreglass is very forgiving.

 

Rule #1 when you paint outside- no wind and no bugs!

The weather has been perfect for a couple of weeks now. There was no rain and no wind. So it was time to get the sprayer fired up and primer that girl. Halfway through the first coat, a swarm of mosquitos were mesmerized by the fumes and flew directly in the fresh new paint. Really? 

 After the paint dried, we sanded again and then spayed the white finishing coat. With the paint being still wet, a sudden wind gust appeared out of nowhere.

The luvshk is born

“Once we were finishing the paint job and took a look at her new shiny exterior, we had to give her a name.

The LuvShk was born.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that wind gust more touch up and sanding was required.Next on the agenda were the flames. Lots and lots of masking were needed. It was difficult hard work, but it was all worth it.

The spray gun got loaded with lime green, and the flames came to life. Last but not least we added chrome trimming to highlight the bright green flames.

Once we were finishing the paint job and took a look at her new shiny exterior, we had to give her a name.

The LuvShk was born.