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Old 02-08-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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Short term paint touch-up

We have just gotten 1975 26' Argosy Motorhome. Because we are still underway with a 1965 Airstream restoration, we do not want to fully repaint our Argosy for a year or two. One panel which was previously repainted and the two galvanized end-caps need to be spruced up to pass for OK for a few years. What color would match the original off-white. Also, we will obviously also repaint the brown eventually: what color would match original? Any recommendations for where to source the paint?

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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We have just gotten 1975 26' Argosy Motorhome. Because we are still underway with a 1965 Airstream restoration, we do not want to fully repaint our Argosy for a year or two. One panel which was previously repainted and the two galvanized end-caps need to be spruced up to pass for OK for a few years. What color would match the original off-white. Also, we will obviously also repaint the brown eventually: what color would match original? Any recommendations for where to source the paint?

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I have done temporary touch-up on our Argosy with Krylon Ivory spray paint. Matches exactly. I did it two years ago and it still looks good, not in a hurry to have it repainted anymore. I did sand the surface with 1500 and then 3000 grit sandpaper first. I don't know about the brown, we don't have it on ours.
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Once you get the end caps cleaned up you can (if you can take a sample of the color) have home depot tint a quart of rustoleum enamal and use a smooth roller. The paint will level smooth enough to look great and can be wet sanded later after curing. A paint shop recommended it after they tried it on equipment they had, rather than spraying enamal.
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You can likely pull off something like the water heater, battery, or refrigerator access door to have it color-matched.

I should do that - got a spot or two that's flaking on ours...

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