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Old 04-14-2004, 09:29 PM   #1
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gotair's painting dilemma got me thinking...

... and I started wondering where that water-theme Argosy (from eBay a coupla months back) is now... then "Trading Spaces" infiltrated the train of thought & now I'm curious: If you could paint someone ELSE's Argosy the scheme you dream of but would be too timid to do for your own, what would you do?

I'd want to do one for every mood: Tasteful wide stripes in celadon & Martha Green, then one in tangerine so it would stand out against the snow... and then maybe one like the canoe that my strait-laced dad let us paint one summer when he went to college on the GI Bill and got a little "hippie" in him. He spraypainted it in flat black & let us kids put anything we could think of on it in whatever color of paint we could mix. I'd give ANYTHING to have a black Argosy with my little brothers' suns & triangles & stick figures all over it in bright colors...
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"One for every mood"

So that's why you need so many Airstreams.

( just kidding )
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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I would SO paint flames all running down the side of it - long orange licks
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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Brought back memories

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I would SO paint flames all running down the side of it - long orange licks
Stefrobrts,
Your comment brought flashbacks of what a friend of mine used to say.
About 5 years ago, when I was at the North Pole, I used to take flaming "hot" showers..So much so,
that I earned a nickname.."Burning Vernon"..lol
Anyway, My buddy Jim, knew of my Airstream and, used to say that he was going to get his buddies in Texas to paint those old "Hot rod flames" down the side of my Airstream....lol,
I would never tell him where I kept it..


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Old 04-14-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
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WHY didn't it occur to me till now that...

... had I been snapping up Argosies, I could be tarting up the interiors & then inflicting my expression of self upon the outside-Argosy-viewing world, wherever it is....
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okaaaaay, no flames for me,.....checkered flags maybe with a big Earnhart #3 on the side!! My son still is goin with the GI Joe look. Probably not goin with that either.
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Yeah, you'd probably get it all camo'ed and then go camping in the woods and have passers by walking right into the side of it! Wouldn't that be cool...
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I'm a stick in the mud- I want mine polished so much that it's like a mirror- and of course someone fulltime to keep it that way!! silver suz. : ) Like that's ever going to happen!!!!
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Amen to that Silver Suz, that's the beauty of an Airstream to me...but they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A crew of bulging arm muscles would do the trick. Right now I would love to be at the point of polishing ... got a lot of elbow grease ahead in restoration. By the way Silver Suz your trailer is lookin good. Nice to have an inhouse crew huh?

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Well, I have no credit on the outside- that's how it came. But the boys ground off all the tar based glue on the inside, making it pretty shiny. The Real work begins when they get out of school. And I have been promised a shiny outside for my birthday present!! that's a super birthday present!!! Even if it happens a couple of years from now!- something to look forward to.!! My guys are the best! Silver suz
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did you see the polished argosy that andy posted .... realy .... polished like an airstream ... didn't think it was supposed to be done... no rules I guess....
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Did someone say FLAMES???? I don't think I would recommend this but who am I to say. I think this was used for a clothing store.

http://www.airstream-caravans.com/jp...otter-246b.jpg
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Old 04-15-2004, 11:49 PM   #13
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gotair; Camo might be cool! Stephanie's comment made me smile (I got this mental image...). It also reminded me that I got a very nice camo jacket a couple of years ago, but now I can't find it: I know it's in the closet somewhere...I just can't find it! lol?

Katt; Now I think that flamed Airstream is pretty neat. Does this mean I'm a tasteless boer? (do not answer that, I don't want to know.) I could see that thing cruising down the highway behind my Chevy Nomad (ah-oh, another of those mental images.)

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MarkE...

... now I'm envisioning hot pink.... it's the new black, you know.

Or wouldn't somebody love an Argosy painted in a pointillist pattern, a traveling Rorshak (sp?) ...
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