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Old 11-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Restoration in Poland 1975 Overlander

Hello
I import to Poland 1975 27ft Overlander two weeks ago and now i start restore
In US it looks that:
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When I see it in person I found one big problem - it is silver painted
and the worse thing it is sanded with very big scraches.
After one week hard work it looks like this:

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Almost all paint is removed and I try removing scratches, I use sand paper and start from 220-400-600-1000-2000-2500 and then jestco compound and result is:

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So I have lots of work in next few weeks but most important is all scratches are gone

Next thing is the previous owner likes silicone anywhere I look I see silicone - lots of silicone in every hole You can imagine, So I need one week more to remove it.

I post more about progress

Sorry for my English
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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Well, it does look like you have a lot of work ahead of you! Just keep at it & you'll come through someday! Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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It is beautiful

You are doing it correctly. Nice job! Just go slow and have fun as you go....that way it never will be a bad experience. Let us know if you need "long distance" help.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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Very nice to see your work! What vehicle are you going to use to tow it with?
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
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Very nice to see your work! What vehicle are you going to use to tow it with?
I thinking about dodge ram or chevy silverado, but in Poland we have gasoline price about 1,80$/litre-6,6$/galon so I'm worry about costs
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Where did you import it from?

What did it cost to ship?
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Its interesting to see this Airstream in Poland.

I am also curious how you got it there.

And keep the photos coming.

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
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I buy it from RV dealer in Mississippi then i found nice guy on uship, He towed it to Jacksonville
And this is worst part - Shipping ro-ro from Jacksonville to Bremerhaven costs 3600$

In this week I start with polishing so i post some photos
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Wow, what a big job, Pawel! But it's looking great! Keep up the good work!

Oh, and welcome to the forums!


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Old 11-12-2011, 09:11 AM   #10
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Today I try polish few panels but lot of scratches left on the skin, so I must work more with sandpaper to remove it, but i'm worry about alcad aluminium. I do some test on lower panel with very deep scratech - I use 180 grit paper to remove it and still it can be polished - I'm very happy with that.


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I found local producent of compounds, He looks at the trailer and make specially for me compound to remove scratches
Here is results :
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #12
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Hey, Pawel, that looks great!

When you finish, you're welcome to come to New Mexico and work on ours! (Bring the Airstream, and I'll provide a free place to park it, full hookups!)

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I found local producent of compounds, He looks at the trailer and make specially for me compound to remove scratches
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I found local producent of compounds, He looks at the trailer and make specially for me compound to remove scratches
Here is results :
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You need to find out what was in his compound & share it with all of us over here! Looking good!
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Welcome to the forum.

Sorry, that you bought a painted Airstream and did not know this in advance. However, the exterior, other than being painted and siliconed seems to be in nice condition. Your sanding and polishing looks fantastic. Keep up the good work and keep the photos coming.

I think that your transformation of your Airstream will help a lot of folks on this forum. thanks.

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