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Old 01-06-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
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I am wondering how to find the orginal paint codes! I have a 72 26ft argosy. I just recnetly purchased it and now we are in the proccess of sanding and cleaning getting ready to paint! What Colors would you all recomend?

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Aaron congrats on your new argosy, and welcome to the forums. Are painting the interior or exterior of the trailer?
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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I will be painting the exterior (Interior Perfect!) The Old Girl was in a barn for more then half her life!
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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I will be painting the exterior (Interior Perfect!) The Old Girl was in a barn for more then half her life!
After cleaning well, I took one of the end clips from the rubrail..or you can possibly find some other removeable piece. Then I took it to a highly skilled and reputable auto paint provider and they put it in one of their machines to come up with a color. Then he gave me, free, a pint to try. It is just exactly the color it was meant to be. I would not at all use any other color than that near the original if you want to keep it true vintage. Otherwise, paint it pink! Enjoy your repair voyage.
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Shermantic, My 75 Argosy 26 is an ivory color down to the rubrail and a dark brown metallic below that. the Dupont code for the ivory color is 44534-A. The metallic brown is 44721-AM. However your 72 might have the two tone - light beige above the belt line and a darker beige below. I do not know the codes for those colors. The lighter color maybe the same as the ivory on my 75.
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Hey, I just noticed you are in Fairmont. I'm in Belington. Go Falcons!
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Hi, I bought a can of Krylon Ivory Gloss for touch ups. It matched so well that when I bought paint for the whole trailer, I had it mixed using the cap from the can under the "eye" of the machine. Perfect match. Don't forget the self etching primer.
A bright A/S is nice but a sharp Argosy is very cool because you just don't see many. Kinda like a sharp Maverick or Pacer. We do love our's.
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Email Ben at Out-of-Doors Mart He can send you a fax or email copy of the paint codes for all the years of Argosy trailers and motorhomes.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:40 AM   #9
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Hi Aaron, I used Wemledon White, that is a Ford color from the 60s 70s. That is the closest I could find and someone told me that was the original color of Argosy. I used Dupont Imron on my Argosy and the bottom is a GM fleet grey. If you want some better pics pm me.

I am from Smithfield WV in Wetzel Co. not far from you.
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