The 11th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2019)

Following the huge success of the 10th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 9th, 10th & 11th of August 2019.

Don't book with the organisers, just contact me to get your pitch saved.

Getting Hand Brushed Gloss Off My Portafold

Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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Getting Hand Brushed Gloss Off My Portafold

Post by Grumm » Tue, 20 May 2008, 7:32 pm

Good evening ladies and gents, I thought it was about time I threw my hat into the ring! :D
It's a bit quiet in this forum, but I am hoping that there is a lot of technical knowledge out there............
My Portafold has at least two, if not three, layers of hand brushed gloss paint on it - it is the usual stuff that you buy in the local DIY shop.
What's the best stuff to get it off without melting it?
Anyone stripped the paint off and how hard is it to get off?
I was thinking od something like Nitromors, but it would have to be formulated for glassfibre.
Any ideas?

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Post by Admin » Wed, 21 May 2008, 12:16 am

Check out the conversation that we had a little while ago about painting and stripping, hopefully it will be useful:

Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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