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Old 08-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #1457
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Howard, have you tried it on the furnace and water heater doors? Perhaps you have the ones that match, but ours are a dull grey color.

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #1458
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Howard, have you tried it on the furnace and water heater doors? Perhaps you have the ones that match, but ours are a dull grey color.

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Not on those doors ( great idea though as mine are the gray also). CA Streamer painted his with the Ace aluminum paint and they looked real nice, but did not match skin. I had bought the Metallic to spray the sheet metal covers for the holding tanks underneath. The top of the plastic outside shower door had lost its gray paint, so I used the leftover from that job for shower door today. I was taken back how well it matched the skin. Paint has so much metal in it that it reflects like the sides when in the sun--shows darker gray when in the shade, like the skin also. But true test is touch up a spot on the skin itself and seal with clear coat.
I've still not heard from the Roll division of Alcoa in Pittsburg. My first calls went to the wheel division and they supposedly forwarded my info request to them. Will bug them again after NM trip.
We can't wait to get out of this heat. I'm setting in the FC now setting in the driveway, both ACs blasting pretending I'm already in the mountains--wife loading pantry. Good wife!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:14 PM   #1459
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Thanks for the info Howard. Maybe I'll try it and see what happens.

Can't look worse than the grey. Our shower door is painted some bad match color which is just starting to flake, so that would be the place to start.

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Old 08-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #1460
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Thanks for the info Howard. Maybe I'll try it and see what happens.

Can't look worse than the grey. Our shower door is painted some bad match color which is just starting to flake, so that would be the place to start.

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Let me know if you try a repair to the skin with it. Either way, just looking at how it perked up that plastic outside shower door, it would be a great improvement to h2o heater and Atwood door.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #1461
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Let me know if you try a repair to the skin with it. Either way, just looking at how it perked up that plastic outside shower door, it would be a great improvement to h2o heater and Atwood door.
Forgot, bought at Home Depot.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #1462
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Gene,

If you haven't seen them, stainless steel replacements for these are available through the Airstream Store. At about $100 each, they are pricey, but look fantastic and would never need to be repainted or dealt with again. You can get them with or without rivets. When I'm feeling rich, I may go this route. I recently replaced the deteriorating plastic exterior range exhaust vent on my trailer with the stainless steel version, also available, and it looks fantastic.

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #1463
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I thought the stainless covers were more than $100 each, but I haven't checked in a long while. Didn't know about the range hood replacement. Thanks.

I'll try paint first.

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #1464
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We have replaced everything that we could. Today we are in the process of replacing the outside shower with stainless. It was $245.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:31 PM   #1465
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I thought the stainless covers were more than $100 each, but I haven't checked in a long while. Didn't know about the range hood replacement. Thanks.

I'll try paint first.

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I just painted my WH door to try it. It looks a LOT better. I still love the stainless though. The furnace and water heater covers are $103.95 +shipping each. The exhaust vent is $128.95
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....was at the dealer's today. I saw the Airstream instructions to their dealers regarding the well known issue with the clearance lights. They are going to remove the 7 lights on my trailer and replace all of them -- and treat the small spots of filiform that are already there. I keep a vigilant eye out for other spots.
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Will my tailights on my trailer have this issue...would prefer to just dodge that bullet entirely if possible?
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....was at the dealer's today. I saw the Airstream instructions to their dealers regarding the well known issue with the clearance lights. They are going to remove the 7 lights on my trailer and replace all of them -- and treat the small spots of filiform that are already there. I keep a vigilant eye out for other spots.
Good luck! The parts are back ordered.
I have told our saga elsewhere, but we got to the dealer to find out they didn't have the parts because they were back ordered.
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Good luck! The parts are back ordered.
I have told our saga elsewhere, but we got to the dealer to find out they didn't have the parts because they were back ordered.
I called the factory the other day. Parts are on back order but he started the process to get a full set to my dealer. I'm hoping they'll be in by October.
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Will my tailights on my trailer have this issue...would prefer to just dodge that bullet entirely if possible?
Without the Classic trailer running light outer cast frame the issue will come at you sooner or later. My suggestion, don't accept the trailer without a running/position light fix.

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Here is another possibility, and may be what JC plans to do with new trailers until a better running light is used.
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