Thursday, August 20, 2015
Building a Motorhome - Day 10
Day 10 would be the last day of scheduled painting. The painting would be finished unless some paint rework is needed before the coach is ready for delivery.
When we arrived in the morning, we could now see the coach with glossy paint.
This view would be short lived, because the next step would be to lightly sand the first clear coating. This step makes the surface very smooth and ready to take two more coats of clear coat which Tiffin calls "Super Clear".
Used sanding materials after our coach has left the sanding booth
Once in the super clear booth, the coach was carefully washed down before the final coats.
We left for lunch and missed the clear coat spraying and bake booth. When we returned, the coach had already come out of the bake booth and was having all paint masking removed and various pieces of hardware reattached.
Next, the coach was moved to the "Final Finish" area. This is where other hardware is added after painting, such as steps, awnings, exterior lights, etc.
Installation of our electric entry steps
It was again the end of a work day. Tomorrow the rest of the final finish at the paint factory should occur and then the coach will return to the main plant at Red Bay for finish work there and more inspections.