I started out painting with the roof of my Travco. Travcos are a two piece fiberglass body.  The seam down the middle is a major source of leaks.  Unless you have hundreds of hours to spend don't attempt what I did to my Travco. I am a sick puppy and always get a bit OCD when I do a project.

I ground off all the gel-coat until I was down to the fiberglass. I then ground out the seam and used fiberglass tape to fill in the seam. The next step was to spread Dura-glass, which is harder then Bondo, in a 2' by 2' section cheese grating it and sanding to make it level. Once the whole roof was covered I started doing the same thing with Bondo.  I starded long boarding with 36 grit, 80 grit, 120 grit then finally with 220.  Next step was epoxy sealler then sanding primer.  I wet sanded with 400 grit, epoxy primed again and it was ready for paint. 

I used  PPG DBC base coat then 2 to 1 Upol clear.

I did not sand and buff the roof that would even be beyond my OCD issues.

 

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MAN YOU DID A GREAT JOB WELL WORTH IT TO KEEP IT ON THE ROAD .

 It looks great Larry and I'm sure it's better than new,I have a 320 that needs the same work if you want to stay well tuned on your procedures.  ;-) Great Job !! Mike

Looks really nice, I know it was a project, you would have to have OCD to repair mine.

   You have to be OCD to do body work, I think it is beautiful. I'm jealous of the garage. But if I had one I wouldn't have any excuse to not get anything done.

Every time I need to be inspired to paint my own Travco, I read through this again.  I plan to start my driveway paint job as soon as the weather warms up!

OCD issues, yes I know how it is, you can sleep well knowing you did a outstanding job !

I admire your motivation and work ethic. The end result was worth it.

that is a nice job and pretty maticulois from looks of it, great job

Looks fantastic!

Absolutely beautiful

Nice work, Larry!  You sure went the whole distance on that! I have to admit that I cheated a little when I painted our Landau last year- I just cleaned it up really well and then ran it out with some 100% Acrylic paint... but I'm glad we didn't use an ugly color like you did...HAHAHA! Cheers!

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