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Old 10-23-2007, 07:57 AM   #1
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Protective coating coming off

Help!!! We own a 1973 Airstream, and we love it. But the outside is a dull gray color. We want shine and recoat. Thanks for any help!

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hello Dona - Welcome to the Forums!

I don't understand what your husband is trying to remove. Further description and maybe photographs would help. Here is a thread on adding photographs -



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Old 10-23-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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deep breath.

check out the polishing threads.

also check out this article by vintage trailer supply; it describes removing the clearcoat, if you have one, and also the polishing process.

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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i found this which has alot of good info. we plan to do ours also but be sure to research . do a search by typing how to polish an airstream. gonna be alot of hard work but am looking forward to it.Polishing
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums from a fellow 29' owner. Ours is still fairly shiny, I found out that one of the previous owners had it recoated but even it's starting to wear thin. I plan on following the posts in the polishing section to strip and wax my unit.
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