1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

ezmobee

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

I like blue for a trailer. Always looks nice when someone paints one blue.
 

fshngho

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Dark blue with red pinstripes:D:D:D
You asked!
Trailer is looking good V8
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Thanks for the input guys. I let the wife in on the picking of color and she chose ( drum roll please) gloss black so to let her have some ownership in the restore I am going black:cool:
 

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Smart Man V8.
You live with SWMBO, not us. Black with Red pinstripes it is.:rolleyes:
 

v8mgbal

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Good idea FS. I think a long red arrow down the side with starcraft written in it would look good. I may try that:D
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Hello all, I got the hull painted and with luck its done but may need another coat. I will see after its dry:D
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

another shot.
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

and I thought while it was in turtle mode why not clean and paint the inside of the bow cap;)
 

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Looking good V8. Do you feel like a kid in the secret hide out "The Turtle Dome"?
 

v8mgbal

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Hey now that you mention it I could hide in there and take a nap;). I also see how dirty it really is after painting it.
 

chrisp929

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

May i STRONGLY suggest you paint your trialer WHITE.

Many in the trialer forums have suggested NOT to paint trialers black.
1. at night and in the evenings they are hard to see. So if launching or pulling out after dark, it will be difficult to see whats going on.
2. you will smack your shins 5,000 times on the trailer when its black, cursing the black paint out for ever.

See my trialer pics. I started the trialer and finished in 1 month working monday thru thursday a couple hours a night.
see my before and after pics . .i have many more here .

http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee212/chrisp929/

both before and after pics were taken in low light. Not on purpose . so you see what i mean .. i am SOO happy i chose white.

before




after


 

ezmobee

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

I was actually thinking the same thing about the black trailer. Your paint is looking good.
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Thanks guys for the comments. I thought about white also as that was the original color so maybe I will do white after all and good thing I finished painting it black last night.:rolleyes:
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Hello all, just a little update as I am waiting for the paint to get good and dry before I flip it. I am doing some trim pieces and painting the inside of the hull while its in turtle mode and I did not know how dirty it was until I started painting it.
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

another shot
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

also replaced the bow cap wood frame as they were dry, cracking and they were never painted before as you can see the before and after.
 

v8mgbal

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

I am also just about finished with the trailer. I know I know I went against the popular vote and went with black but hey the fenders will be white:D.
 

jasoutside

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

Yah, a litle paint sure cleans up the inside of that hull eh!

Nice!:D
 

fshngho

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Re: 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

V8 the trailer looks good bro. What these guys don't remember is the LED's that will be mounted and they will stand out on that trailer.:D
 
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