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Old 05-30-2018, 01:52 PM
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I have an older fridgidridgid cooler someone gifted to me. The finish is a little rough. Anyone successfully wrapped or painted or done anything to these?
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If it is a roto molded cooler, they are made from polyethylene, not much you can do but sand out the scratches and buff.

​​​​​​​If it is indeed a Fridgid Ridgid cooler, you can refurbish it. Pretty sure they are made of fiberglass, so you can rehab it. You can try gel coating and buffing back to shine, or patch prime and paint with Awlgrip or similar

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They are gel coat. Much easier to bring back.
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Well, I guess it is gelcoat.
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We have messed with some wrapped roto molded that came out great. I personally can be a little rough on the wrap and found myself repairing them several times. The cool part is you get literally whatever color, design or graphic you want.
I have also seen coolers sprayed with various colors of bed liner. This is very popular with the Texas style shallow water boats. I personally am not a fan but can appreciate anything custom and wanting your cooler to match the boat perfect.
Another idea is to just start putting various stickers on it.
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It will cost you far more money to refurbish it than its worth. unless of course, you paint the word yeti on the top of it.
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Originally Posted by INCORRIGIBLE View Post
We have messed with some wrapped roto molded that came out great. I personally can be a little rough on the wrap and found myself repairing them several times. The cool part is you get literally whatever color, design or graphic you want.
I have also seen coolers sprayed with various colors of bed liner. This is very popular with the Texas style shallow water boats. I personally am not a fan but can appreciate anything custom and wanting your cooler to match the boat perfect.
Another idea is to just start putting various stickers on it.
​​​​​​​thats great. Didn't know vinyl would stick to them. Thanks
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It will cost you far more money to refurbish it than its worth. unless of course, you paint the word yeti on the top of it.
It’s a Frigid Rigid. Their prices make Yeti look like the gas station throw away styrofoam coolers.
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Frigid Rigid is Foam injected Fiberglass with gelcoat. As stated above they are pricey!
Post some pictures of damage, if it's just superficial scratches/oxidation a good compound polish should have it looking like new.
These coolers are made to last several lifetimes.

Definately worth the money to refinish/repair.
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Did you get drunk and try to blow it up, thinking it was a Yeti?

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I have an older fridgidridgid cooler someone gifted to me. The finish is a little rough. Anyone successfully wrapped or painted or done anything to these?
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OP, I just noticed you are asking about a Frigid Rigid which as mentioned above is a fiberglass cooler.
Take it to your local fiberglass shop and they will make it look new.
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It will probably still function as intended without a new finish.
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