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2 years 3 months ago #771 by IandCB
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Hello all,we've just bought our first Dandy Dart,1982 model which we are starting to renovate , doesn't need a lot doing to it , just general smartening up,mainly the exterior trailer sides which have been brush painted none too well ,and a few minor jobs on the interior.Any advice on what to paint the sides with would be appreciated. Can the sides be rubbed down easily? We had a Cabanon trailer tent some time ago and found that a pain to erect, the Dandy is a doddle compared to that .

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2 years 3 months ago #772 by NeilT
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Welcome on board

Here is a Dandy, a older one getting a full restore, it may help


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2 years 3 months ago #790 by Hippycrew
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If you removing the panels then most acrylic paints will give you a smooth shiney finish , the prep is the important part as any existing marks will show up clearly. If you plan to hand paint then a product call Tekaloid used to be very good some years back and have seen some good results when used with a roller and rubbed back with a cutting compound.Either way is hard work but the more effort you put into rubbing down and preparing will pay dividends in the finished result . The new craze in cars is vinyl wrapping which is just as it sounds , coloured vinyl cut to size and applied to panels . seen it done but never tried it myself , soapy water sponged onto the panel before applying is supposed to make it easier to move into place and the use old credit card etc to smooth out working from centre . again not done it myself and using a pin to prick airbubbles then smooth in towards the hole is supposed to remove them , don't quote me though and google the idea first as there bound to be vids and instructions online .. Good luck !

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2 years 3 months ago #801 by IandCB
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Apologies for the late resply,many thanks for the advice,think I'll start with a few sheets of wet and dry and see how we get on. Another query ,does anyone have any details of the auto reverse thingy as it's missing from our trailer ? Thanks again.

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