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Old 07-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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Sharp looking M/Hs, cool Ideas for Belly wraps/Decals/Paint

As I have been pondering the redo of the outside of my 345, my main concern is the belly wrap. I tend to go with original color schemes, but I am not too fond of woody. So I am looking what others have done or plan on doing and would love to see some creative thoughts and ideas. I really like what they did to the late 80's M/H's as this one from Fred's archive:
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green

After replacing all awnings with sage color, painted the stripe green which matched the toad, green wrangler.
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As I have been pondering the redo of the outside of my 345, my main concern is the belly wrap. I tend to go with original color schemes, but I am not too fond of woody. So I am looking what others have done or plan on doing and would love to see some creative thoughts and ideas. I really like what they did to the late 80's M/H's as this one from Fred's archive:
Fred's Airstream Archives @ ViewRVs.com - 1989 Airstream Classic 345LE 34.5' Motorhome (J)
Peter.

Dupont's "Chromealusion" paint creates a real eye looker.

It changes color as you walk past it, not shades, but color.

Usually people will take another look and say "huh".

Andy
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After replacing all awnings with sage color, painted the stripe green which matched the toad, green wrangler.

Love it, nice looking Rig !!
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I'm with you on this one! I like keeping things original looking if not when it comes to functionality because there is always room for improvement. Not too fond of the plastic decals made to look like wood. If you want wood, use real wood! I've seen some strange custom paint on these units and it rarely looks good. The one except is when the color scheme remains somewhat within the original decal or painted areas. I'll have to see what we have on disk. -Mary
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This is what I ended up doing. No fake wood but still in the original color scheme, which I really like, considering my Awnings are black and grey stripes
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The motorhome and the stripe look good, an excellent choice.
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I've always liked this color scheme

I think it would be col to do a classic in the Santa Fe Super Chief F-7 AB. These MOHO remind me of a Pullman sleeper car and a vista car in the rear. It would look cool with the war bonnet on the side too.
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I think it would be col to do a classic in the Santa Fe Super Chief F-7 AB. These MOHO remind me of a Pullman sleeper car and a vista car in the rear. It would look cool with the war bonnet on the side too.
Nice. Started me thinking of Raymond Loewy designs. You could always paint a classic like one of the current VC25s in use now.



That paint scheme originated when Kennedy was in the White House.
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I like the War Bonnet idea
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