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Old 07-29-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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As you know I'm in the process of painting my argy 22 and after removing the paint wich was no small undertaking,it took me 3 weeks to do and 10 gal of aircraft stripper so far cause the thing had 4 coats on it.I may just polish the thing and paint the end caps.I dont want to spend the 600 bucks for the paint right now.Just bought a Tahoe to tow with 3 weeks ago and had to replace the tranny last week.Ouch! that hurt the ol bank acct.Anyone know of any pic's of a polished arggy?

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Old 07-29-2009, 08:57 AM   #2
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I understand they don't polish to a high sheen as the aluminum is not the same quality as that used on Airstream trailers. Plus the finish was rough originally to hold the paint better. If you want to do something different then hold it in primer and when you can afford it paint it Silver and call it an AIRGOSY!, Ed

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Old 07-29-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Mine's silver.

So is Bob Fowler's.

Of course that dones't save you any money on paint.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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I dont want to spend the 600 bucks for the paint right now.
If that's all it would cost to paint the whole thing, I'm not sure you'll save THAT much by polishing it, especially after buying a Cyclo and polish. And you still need to spend to paint the end caps.

There is a polished 1972 Argosy 20' on It's kinda cool, but I'm not thrilled with how those end caps look.

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Old 07-29-2009, 12:36 PM   #5
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Hey Guys,
I wouldnt buy a clyco,I. have a buffer and worked as a auto tech for 30 years and I will do it a little different from most on this site,"not that my way is better or worse" it just works for me.After removing most of the paint with stripper i'll sand the thing with 320 grt paper all over then 600 followed by 800,1000,2000,compound,mirror glaze 1,2,3,....anyway thats the plan.besides I already have all that stuff!
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