The paint that Winnebago uses for the color skirting/valence
panels on the exterior of the Rialta is a DuPont Imron Polyurethane enamel. One
previous Rialta user after checking some of his local sources, thought that the
paint was "rare, difficult to find, and expensive". However, Imron paints are
used in the top-of-the-line automotive specialty applications and industrial applications
where its attributes set it apart from all the other "common" paints bought in
bulk by the "mass production" body shops. Manufacturing facilities such as Winnebago
use Imron paints because of their low VOCs and the lower impact on air quality.
By comparison, it is an expensive paint and they could very well have chosen any
other type in order to save money but with that savings would come a decrease
in the paint quality.
Any owner wishing to repaint these parts of the Rialta is free
to choose any type of paint they want. Sometimes the paint/body shop may wish
to know the type of paint that was originally used in order to achieve a more
effective bond with the new finish. Winnebago Industries does not ship any paint
other than the standard VW Artic White in small vials for "touch up". Rialta owners
can purchase the VW Artic White paint much cheaper than Winnebago's price from
their local VW dealership or even cheaper from any local automotive paint supply
Any reputable automotive paint distributor will be able to
supply this DuPont Imron paint in either one quart or one gallon sizes. Be aware
that the cost for one gallon is easily over $150.00. One quart of the paint may
cost up to $100 so any ideas of just doing a "small touch up" are not economically
feasible. It would be best to repaint the entire set of panels which would also
insure against any slight color variations in matching the original.
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The following PDF files give complete information about the
specific paint colors, decor, and graphics used on all models of Winnebagos including
the Rialta and the EuroVan Camper.
Links to all files in Adobe PDF format.