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Default Paint Codes on BMC? Need some paint.

I'm looking for the paint codes on my 94 BMC 37'. I looked on all the tags over the windshield, and the tags in the engine compartment - no paint codes.

I'll dig through the blue boxes next. In the meantime, anyone know where they hid the codes on a BMC?

Does anyone know what type of paint they used on the BMCs? I searched the paint threads on this site, and see BB used 3 different types of paint over the years.

The problem I am having is on the green color on the front cap, especially the lower half at mid belt across the gen cover and a bit to the sides of the gen cover. The clear coat has bubbled and is peeling. And of course since this is the front cap, plenty of sand and gravel dings in the paint.

My game plan is to have the lower 1/2 of the front cap re-painted. I may pull the gen cover and have only that re-painted. As a fulltimer, I don't want to have to move out of the coach for painting.

I'll try and post pics of the paint.
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Also, looking at the pics, how do you think it would look if I painted the entire gen cover only in the green, instead of the 2 tone green/beige.

As I look at the front end, it seems it would look pretty good that way, and sure be easier.
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I'm looking for the paint codes on my 94 BMC 37'. I looked on all the tags over the windshield, and the tags in the engine compartment - no paint codes.

I'll dig through the blue boxes next. In the meantime, anyone know where they hid the codes on a BMC?

Does anyone know what type of paint they used on the BMCs? I searched the paint threads on this site, and see BB used 3 different types of paint over the years.

The problem I am having is on the green color on the front cap, especially the lower half at mid belt across the gen cover and a bit to the sides of the gen cover. The clear coat has bubbled and is peeling. And of course since this is the front cap, plenty of sand and gravel dings in the paint.

My game plan is to have the lower 1/2 of the front cap re-painted. I may pull the gen cover and have only that re-painted. As a fulltimer, I don't want to have to move out of the coach for painting.

I'll try and post pics of the paint.
Dan,

You can probably get a better match for your paint due to it fading and aging some from the environment, by finding a body and paint shop that uses this type of system;

[quote].............a digital paint-matching system that's become quite common in the business. It's based on a Minolta digital spectrometer, which works something like a camera, but instead of producing an image, it analyzes the hues in the sample and produces a readout of color codes.[/qoute]http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...ide/index.html
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mine are above the winshield
on a pretty flimsy stick on tag
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[QUOTE=iamflagman;58879]Dan,

You can probably get a better match for your paint due to it fading and aging some from the environment, by finding a body and paint shop that uses this type of system;

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.............a digital paint-matching system that's become quite common in the business. It's based on a Minolta digital spectrometer, which works something like a camera, but instead of producing an image, it analyzes the hues in the sample and produces a readout of color codes.[/qoute]http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...ide/index.html
I agree with John. Once you find the type of paint used on your coach, you’ll be better off matching the paint the way it looks now verses what it looked like when it was new using paint numbers. Bet the match will be near perfect.
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rob had bedliner put on his up there and it held up good //
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rob had bedliner put on his up there and it held up good //
Yup Speedliner....rubber-like product. If you use something like Rhino with crystal mineral content then the bugs won't wash off. They get imbedded and become a permanent addition and colour splotch
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Rob,

What kind of prep work was required? Does it need to be sanded first? Or just cleaned well, then masked off to shoot it on? My paint color scheme is very close to your paint scheme. How did they get that color? If you had it to do over would you use the same color, or modify it in some way?

I see you did this about 4 years ago, still looking good? http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ght=Speedliner

Where did you have yours done? Do you recall roughly the price and how long the job took from start to finish? Wondering if we can live in the rig while this process would take place. If I go this route, I'll want to do more than just the gen cover.

Edit: I looked at their website for the process part (sanding etc).


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Yup Speedliner....rubber-like product. If you use something like Rhino with crystal mineral content then the bugs won't wash off. They get imbedded and become a permanent addition and colour splotch
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Rob,

What kind of prep work was required? Does it need to be sanded first? Or just cleaned well, then masked off to shoot it on? My paint color scheme is very close to your paint scheme. How did they get that color? If you had it to do over would you use the same color, or modify it in some way?

I see you did this about 4 years ago, still looking good? http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ght=Speedliner

Where did you have yours done? Do you recall roughly the price and how long the job took from start to finish? Wondering if we can live in the rig while this process would take place. If I go this route, I'll want to do more than just the gen cover.

Edit: I looked at their website for the process part (sanding etc).
Dan the job was done in Harlingen TX. The product is Speedliner. A google will produce dealer locations. Yes there is some prep and light sanding. Half the bus was masked off to prevent overspray. Price was around $250. My colour was a 'bucket job' and not perfect. I would recommend you have your colours shot with a camera and then you'll get a better job. The paint is mixed without hardener.
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Rob,

I'm doing some research on the various products. Did you look into xline?
http://www.linex.com/ Looks like it would compare well with speedliner?

I'll be checking on both, as well as traditional paint.

Does anyone know if the original BMC paint is PPG? Rob, your colors and mine look very similar - do you know what paint in on yours?

Thanks for the help.






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Dan the job was done in Harlingen TX. The product is Speedliner. A google will produce dealer locations. Yes there is some prep and light sanding. Half the bus was masked off to prevent overspray. Price was around $250. My colour was a 'bucket job' and not perfect. I would recommend you have your colours shot with a camera and then you'll get a better job. The paint is mixed without hardener.
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