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Old 08-02-2008, 11:18 AM   #15
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Welcome to the forum. Your Bambi looks great. Nice to see another vintage unit in BC. The two events Barry mentions are great events. Lots of fun and so many trailers to view. I highly recommend both if you can make it. Even though the TinCanTourist event is an all make vintage event there are lots of Airstreams to look at.

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Old 08-02-2008, 06:18 PM   #16
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Hi Susan ~

The Aircraft Stripper was used on the interior to remove several layers of paint including the original Zolotone. This stuff is "big nasty in a can" and I cannot caution you enough of its ability to eat through almost anything. Funny, it doesn't harm aluminum at all.

As for the polishing, yes I did that myself and it several years ago and it needs a going over again to get it back to the shine it was in most of those photos. I hope to get to it if and when it ever will cool off enough here so the polish won't dry on contact.

Keep at it, you'll get to polishing soon enough and once you start, you have to finish.


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Old 08-04-2008, 09:02 PM   #17
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Welcome, Rallies

Hi Barry
Thanks you! I can't wait to go to a rally, but just can't this year. Something to look forward to next summer!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:06 PM   #18
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Welcome, Stripper/Polishing

Hi Brad,

Yeah, now I recall that after gutting Bambi, stripping the paint off the panel retainers was much more of a job than it should have been. That's because under the paint was some Zolotone overspray, or more likely in the factory the retainers were installed before the Zolotone was completely dry. Anyway, I am fine with the polishing now, that is, resigned that it will take time, but will be worth it. Will look into a clearcoating afterwards.
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