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Fiamma (F45) wind out awning - Anyone painted one?

Discussion in 'Wind-out Awning' started by bxl_lad, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM.

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    bxl_lad Its not easy being green...

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    I'm wanting to paint the casing of my Fiamma F45 awning from its standard white to be black (will fit better with the van).
    Has anyone any experience of painting their awning casing?
    Any advice?

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    Have read that some have had them wrapped, don't recall anyone painting.
     
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    Likewise I've seen them wrapped but not painted.
     
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    I'm sure there was someone who did a spray job on one. Worth a search!
     
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    Thanks for the info - interesting... Will have to see what a 'wrapper' would charge... :thumb
     
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    The previous owners of mine had painted the awning green to match the van. It looked bloomin awful. A really nasty job, with paint everywhere. It looked like it had been a pig to do with so many odd shapes and they had done it with the biggest paintbrush they could find. Doing a proper job and making it look nice, will be quite a mission, if you've no proper facilities or experience.

    Luckily last year a mechanic in a garage, drove it into something and smashed it. So the garage paid for a brand new replacement in black. Sounds like vinyl wrapping would be the way forward if you can.
     
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    Aha... so insurance job is the way to go ;):D - Cheers... I'm building up the picture here that painting is a dodgy way to go. Going to find me wrapper!
     
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    I’ve had two done in my local body shop to match the sand beige paintwork. It looked great- much better combination than the silver. Unfortunately the second time I had it done the awning split in the heat of the Dordogne and the whole thing had to be replaced under warranty. I had to reassure VW that the awning casing had not been removed from the van during the respray (!!!) because they said it could affect the warranty if it had been removed, although I don’t know why. You couldn’t possibly have it resprayed properly without removing it. I now have a silver awning but have resisted the temptation to have it done again.
     
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    I am having mine wrapped. Cost for plain colour £100 + VAT or £120 + VAT for Carbon fibre effect. Should be easy to do yourself as there are no complex curves involved.
     
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    And yes, its in need of a clean! :D
     
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    Worth posting a swap post somewhere? May be someone who wants a white (ish ;) ) one and will swap with their black one?
     
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    Haha, not now they've seen how dirty it is :D
     
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    Well, no going back now... plastic parts already painted, will do the casing this weekend...
    Spent a couple off hours just cleaning it - it actually came up quite nice in white once clean, but I think it will look even better in black ;)

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    Those are looking very smart!
     
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