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Old 02-05-2016, 09:52 AM   #71
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I took mine to a shop that paints semi-trucks. They not only have large bays but also understand the process for painting aluminum. There are pictures in my profile as well as the thread called 'cost of Argosy paint job'
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:25 PM   #72
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I found a local airport who paints aluminum airplanes. Airplanes also have rivets. It wasn't cheap, but these guys know rivets and aluminum.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:00 PM   #73
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I keep forgetting to post our new paint job. We got it done last winter and couldn't be happier. The white matches the platinum white on my 2012 Ford F150 Lariat and the bottom adobe beige matches my 4X4 lettering. I know that's a bit of a stretch, but hey. The people who did the work, paint trucks and had large inside bays to do the painting and prep work.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:43 AM   #74
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Before, progress, 90% complete

By all means not perfect. But not bad for a backyard DIY. It's raining today...I had to put tape over all the windows, holes, lights, and joints. I still need to apply caulking.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:40 PM   #75
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Hey 909, good job. I like it.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:43 PM   #76
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Looks great
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:15 PM   #77
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:50 AM   #78
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:40 PM   #79
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My Argosy has it's original paint, while I love the "vintage" lived in look I must admit I wonder from time to time what my Argosy would look like with a new skin. I thought it would be great if we started a thread where fellow forum members could post pics of their newly painted rigs or a pic of a favorite paint scheme that they might have seen, to act as an online photo reference gallery. Anyone up to posting their favorite paint job?
We bought this in 2016, fixed the floor in a couple of weeks and pulled it from DC to the Washington state, sea to shining sea. When we first got it we planned on stripping it. After 5000 miles , the monkey grows on you.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:04 PM   #80
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What was the cost of the new paint job, thinking of doing the same to my 1976.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:53 AM   #81
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It had this paint job when we bought it. The PO was using it as a "hospitality suite" on his horse ranch. One of his customers / clients painting the mural. They painted the trailer white with exterior latex house paint, using a roller. The white paint has held up very well. You probably can't make out the door. It says hula hut. My wife likes it and we are looking to find someone to tuch it up. Hoping to find an art student at the local college student that wants to make a couple of hundred dollars.
BTW. My wife made flamingo material curtains and incorporated remnants if that material in redoing the upolstry.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:41 PM   #82
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I cannot find the thread for cost of an Argosy paint job. Any help with thanks!
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:43 PM   #83
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So how did you DIY it? I would love to try it!
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:22 AM   #84
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So how did you DIY it? I would love to try it!
If you are talking about mine. I was going to polish the aluminum but the corners were dented. I took the interior apart and tried to roll the aluminum back to original and failed.

Body filler where needed, removed paint at trim and window frames, sanded/scotch pad entire Argosy, painted with Harbor Freight air gun. Paint is from TCP Global.

There is a post where a recent paint job was $6,000. Body work and the removal of trim was included. Probably by far a superior paint job.

I still need to color sand and buff but people come up to me and ask where I got it painted so I'm putting the buffing off.
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