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Old 04-30-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
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The front gille, trim etc on my 85 345 looks a little road worn. I only have approx 50,000 miles on it. Has anyone polished the girll, replaced the vinyl trim stripe etc? Also does anyone have the paint color # for the dark gray at the bottom of the coach?
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Old 04-30-2003, 05:14 PM   #2
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I have polished the grill bars using extra fine steel wool and "mothers" mag and aluminum polish. It worked ok to clean it up, but will not retain the shine very long without sealing it. The grill takes a lot of abuse! Does look better though. I also did the bumpers.
I also restriped, but I changed the colors, on my rig they are not as extensive as yours, the stripe is mainly midline. Check the photo here;


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I looked at your photos of your new vinyl stripe. It looks good. I also saw your new chair covers. They also looked great. The couch also was redone. Did you do this yourself? How does the couch come out? Etc. On the grille-did you recoat with anything?
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the couch on my model is really a box, with the fron pads screwed on, and the top seat/bed bolted down on the sides. It is easy to take apart, however I had it professionally recovered.
I did not want to attempt the stiching and cutting of new upholstery fabrics, and left that to a pro. He also did my captains chairs, barrel chairs, wall trim and fron ceiling padded trim.
Wile the couch was apart I cleaned out the area around
the water tank, and rewired my stereo and door bell. Both had parts under the couch.
I have not yet sealed my bumpers or grill, I used polish on them and repainted the black grill bars. They take a bit of elbow grease to keep looking shiny.
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