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Old 09-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #15
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I like features of the Argosy but look of the traditional polished metal. I also stripped the paint off of my classic airplane. The next owners of both are free to paint them, I haven't damaged anything and have also prevented filiform corrosion from taking hold.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #16
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OK rhis is a bit of a rant. WHY, if you own an Argosy would you want to make it look like a "real" airstream? Argosys' are unique. Lets preserve them. Not try to change them into something they were not meant to be.
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Unless someone changed things that I am not aware of, an Argosy is a real Airstream. Neither paint nor polish does an Airstream make. I personally enjoy seeing an Argosy with a differing take on the conventional beige color. Our rigs should be as individual as their owners.
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Anybody considered chrome wrap for an end cap?

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OK rhis is a bit of a rant. WHY, if you own an Argosy would you want to make it look like a "real" airstream? Argosys' are unique. Lets preserve them. Not try to change them into something they were not meant to be.
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I tried the paint thing with results that were les than adequate. Now its time to try something else.
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Bex- I painted the rooftop with two part marine (Interlux Perfection) epoxy paint. It is really tough, helps seal roof from leaks and also the light gray I used keeps it cooler in summer heat. I think its the best of both worlds for me.

Also since the roof is not readily seen (except for endcaps) you can use a roller and it goes fast. I did spend more time and energy on being careful with the endcaps so no flaws in paint job were obvious when looking at front or back from eye level.
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This might work! I love the concept. Haven't figured out how many square feet but could look cool to do the whole trailer. Matthew Mcconaughey is an Airstream guy and had one of his trailers covered in the film for a movie promo a few years ago. The neat thing is it is also reversible with no ill effects.
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Bex- I painted the rooftop with two part marine (Interlux Perfection) epoxy paint. It is really tough, helps seal roof from leaks and also the light gray I used keeps it cooler in summer heat. I think its the best of both worlds for me.

Also since the roof is not readily seen (except for endcaps) you can use a roller and it goes fast. I did spend more time and energy on being careful with the endcaps so no flaws in paint job were obvious when looking at front or back from eye level.

There is a really good thread about rolling the paint on. I tried spraying, and although I did really well with the primer, I couldnt thin the epoxy enough. In trutth, I cheaped out with the epoxy and screwed it up. I have also noticed it didnt have much UV protection and has faded badly. I was intending to use Endura but armed with your info, I think I will strip and polish.
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What kind of stripper did you use that is safe to use? I have a Argosy I want to strip but not sure what to use .
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