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Progress on polishing and 1 Vistview window broken

Posted 09-04-2009 at 03:05 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We are now down to the rear endcap on polishing and it's about halfway done.



I finally ordered the gaskets for the Vistaview windows last week from Can-Am. The tint peeling in between the panes is too much to look at every day. The gaskets arrived and are rectangular from the side to fit in the area left by the inside pane you break and remove. I decided to...
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Polishing - We are seeing the light...

Posted 09-04-2009 at 02:57 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

...at the end of the tunnel or blinding from the side of the camper, I am not sure which.

We are finally down to the last bit of polishing. The roadside is complete and this morning, I was able to knock out a little of the rear endcap, clean the running lights there and remove as much of the WWBC number and stickers as I could.

Beth and I also re-attached the roadside awning that we spent so much time removing, cleaning, re-stitching, replacing on the pole the correct...
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The other side...

Posted 08-24-2009 at 01:06 AM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

Well, we continued on our polishing of the other half of the Airstream last week. We have the roadside and rear end to complete. The roof is polished and we got almost all clearcoat stripped from what is left to polish. The roadside is about 2/3's polished as well. The picture below was taken before the upper portion was polished all the way to the rear endcap.


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Moving further on the restoration...

Posted 07-26-2009 at 08:44 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

Well, we finished polishing and re-sealing the roof Friday. I am happy that I don't have to go back up there except for whatever we decide to do with the antenna. When I was polishing that area, I took a look at why it may not have been raising from the handle inside. When I took the metal bracket off that hides the gears, I got my answer. A bunch of plastic pieces fell out. Some looked like gear pieces, others just plastic chunks. I nicely placed the broken antenna back on its' holder for another...
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Stage 1, the exterior is over 50% done

Posted 07-10-2009 at 02:36 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

The front endcap and curbside are now fully finished with the roof 2/3 done with polishing The awnings are cleaned and remounted on the 2 sides that are polished. All of the windows and hardware have been scotchbrighted and light covers are cleaned. The windows and hardware that needed resealing with Vulkem are done also. Looking at just the right angle, it looks totally complete . I had to add all of the extras in for the photo since Beth spent so much time cleaning the awning material....
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