Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-29-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Vintage Kin Owner
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
Windsor , Ontario
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 91
Argosy steel cap rust

I am starting to repair the surface rust that has collected at the windshields edge, and around the marker lights.

I have sanded the rust off and etch primed it. Pulled up the marker lights and cleaned underneath. Plan is to run a light coat of bondo over it to match the paint thickness and sand clean. I plan on painting it with roller and brush. This not an A+ resto job, just want to clean the rust and repaint.

Pretty straightforward but just wondering if anyone else has done this and has any advice/tricks? How about the paint to to use(it is Argosy beige) I'm sure it won't match.

Thanks in advance,

realpank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
Keen amature
martin300662's Avatar

1975 20' Argosy 20
Manston , Kent
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,593
I thought the end caps were galvanized, so maybe they need a special paint treatment?

Do be prepared for some water to have got inside. On the parts Argosy I bought, the end caps looked pretty good, but as I got the nose up on the hauler for shipping (approx a 15 degree incline) about a 1/2 pint of water flowed out from around inner cap, onto me sitting in the driver seat.

martin300662 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 10:14 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
Vintage Kin Owner
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
Windsor , Ontario
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 91
Thanks Martin,

Those are good points, they are galvanized. I'll mention that
When I go to buy paint. Rust areas stripped to raw so it will be clean.

Thanks for your input,
realpank is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing dents from Argosy steel end cap VtTim Ribs, Skins & Rivets 7 01-28-2014 08:15 PM
Argosy - steel cap replace/repair? IndianaJeff Roof 7 04-17-2013 05:53 AM
Rust and Frames Por 15 Zero Rust Tony S Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10 02-20-2013 03:45 PM
steel or stainles steel screws remcolent Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11 03-30-2004 06:54 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.