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Old 12-08-2009, 06:16 PM   #29
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Congrats, Our first "Airstream" was a 74 Argosy and there parts of it I like better than our newer Airstream. Nice story, enjoy it.


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Old 12-08-2009, 07:31 PM   #30
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The best thing I have found to get stains off that Argosy paint is Clorox Kleenup. It works wonders, but you have to get it clean first. For pine sap, mineral spirits works well, takes it right off.

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:28 AM   #31
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That looks 100% better than mine did!

Go at it !

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:51 PM   #32
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What a great find very nice.

Ahhh those end caps, Argosy's have a predisposition to popping the paint off the steel, you are lucky only to the primer. A body shop recommended to clean mine up and use a rust stop treatment (pep boys has it) then using a roller use Rustoleum enamal tinted the same color. a quart will do both. When put on not to dry it actually smooths itself out like it was sprayed. Any water damage inside, don't use silcone to seal windows or beltline rail or rub rail unless you will never paint the sides ever.


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