Custom paint from the factory???

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Custom paint from the factory???

Unread post by badbillybiker » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:23 pm

I am progressivley modding my unit, first by changing my center multi-colored stripe to a common black band.\nAs the basic body is a off white color derived from the glass gelcote, and mine is a solid light mint green.\nI have decided to do a "rustoleum roller" paint job. (not crazy about the current color).\n A cheap black rattle can job and some "overspray" did it!\n Decided to drill out the two pop rivets holding a oval emblem right below the door assist/safety light fixture...\nand to tape it off correctly, and to straighten out my mess. Oh Oh... sumptin' ain't right. I am deducing something is\nnot right according to all I am aware of in the Travco world. The area beneath that factory pop riveted emblem is...\nMINT GREEN... the same color as my "suppossedly" repainted unit is...also very smooth transition, no paint step!\nQuestion... was this "original" color applied at the factory during assembly and underneath that emblem? \nNever saw any literature on custom full body paint jobs. Usually just a variation of colored stripes etc. \nCurious & looking for an explanation....\nPicture needed for an assist?\nTNX\nBBB

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Re: Custom paint from the factory???

Unread post by 77Travco » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:44 pm

Oh can't wait for some pics...

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Re: Custom paint from the factory???

Unread post by KB2CRK » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:51 pm

Maybe it was a respray of gelcoat somewhere in its past?

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Re: Custom paint from the factory???

Unread post by badbillybiker » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:09 am

Hope the variation can be seen...3 different angles allowing for lighting..\nThe pop rivets drilled out are presumed to be OEM from Travco.\nJust wanting to know things... \nBBB
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Re: Custom paint from the factory???

Unread post by 77Travco » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:23 am

I've seen many color Travco's but I doubt any ever came painted from the factory. I suppose someone could have special ordered it, had it painted offsight before final assembly and then finished at the factory?

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Re: Custom paint from the factory???

Unread post by Acesneights » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:15 pm

Some of them came reversed pattern . My 72 was.
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