View Poll Results: What Kind of finish do you prefer?
High Gloss mirror finish 76 43.68%
Low Gloss (factory like) 64 36.78%
White painted roof / shiny sides 18 10.34%
White painted finish 7 4.02%
Silver metallic painted 9 5.17%
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:34 AM   #1
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What Kind of Finish do you Prefer?

There are so many finishes today. Which Kind do you prefer? Is there any reason you prefer that type?
1) High Gloss Mirror Like Finish
2) Low Gloss Factory Like Finish
3) White Painted Top and Shined Sides
4) White Painted Finish
5) Silver Metalic Painted Finish Like on Inland RV website.
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:17 AM   #2
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I have an Argosy that is painted white. I am happy with it because white is supposed to keep the trailer about 10 degrees cooler ( and it matches my white tow vehicle)
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Old 08-04-2004, 09:23 AM   #3
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The combination I like is not up there.
White Painted Top and Low Gloss Factory Like Finish sides will be the combination I go with. The white painted top will be a 50's version vs. the current factory roof panel only.
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Old 08-04-2004, 11:05 AM   #4
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Actually I forgot to place a few finishes up there. Even the finish I am considering is not up there. I am thinking of a silver metalic top and high gloss sides.
I was thinking about the white top, but silver is also reflective and with a degree difference of only about 10 degrees I think I will go with the silver. I wonder if that makes a difference if the camper is parked under some trees...........
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Old 08-06-2004, 07:12 PM   #5
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I prefer the low gloss - I would be embarrased to drive a polished one - too flashy for me. Then again, it is also mildly embarrassing to be pulling one with the clearcoat peeling on top I also do not like the way most RV's are white. I know it is practical but I think they are eyesores, especially out in natural settings, like wooded areas, or the desert - too visible. If I had an Argosy I think a sandstone color, or grey-green would be real nice. Also always thought a camo one would be cool.

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Old 08-06-2004, 07:21 PM   #6
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I'd prefer a factory finish. White top optional, 10 degrees would be well worth it to me.
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Old 08-12-2004, 05:32 AM   #7
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What Kind of Finish do you Prefer?

Since my Overlander was purchased new by friends' of my family, when it came time to deal with the exterior my choice was relatively easy. I knew that the goal was to return it to the appearance that I remembered from 1964 - - the pleasantly glossy finish with protective Plasticoat. To that end, the Ruth's (P & S Trailer Service) did a fantastic job recreating the original factory finish.

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Old 08-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #8
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it is also mildly embarrassing to be pulling one with the clearcoat peeling on top

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This forum is great. I'm learning so much. I didn't even know that I should be embarrassed.

I now know who to invite over for the clearcoat removal party.
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What ever I end up with when I'm done polishing. It's looking like it's going to be semi gloss

Using metalwax polish and cleaner.

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Old 09-10-2004, 11:43 PM   #10
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I don't have a problem with anyone who wants to polish their trailer, but I'm starting to think that I would prefer a factory type finish for my own. It just seems a little more low-maintenance, and I like the way it looks on the new airstreams. It makes the curves look 'softer' to me.
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You forgot "other color".
I would still like to have mine painted red - see previous post about painting airstream red. Ever since I saw that other brand painted red I have been in love.
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