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Old 11-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hello there!
Needless to say, this is my debut. I just closed the sale of a (looks to be) solid '69 25' TradeWind LY. The reality is still sinking in. I certainly have already benefited from the accumulated wisdom within these pages, so thank-you!
The interior is in need of some refurbishment, however major systems appear to be present and functional. It's very exciting and somewhat daunting to comprehend the odyssey ahead and I can't wait.
The as yet unnamed silver beauty will be worked on over the winter and gently restored to former glory.
First question if I may? The patchy surface most prevalent toward the roofline...what exactly is it? I'm thinking clearcoat peel.

With gratitude and best regards,
Michael
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Congradulations, and welcome to the forum. The Airstream experience is one I'm sure you will enjoy for a long time.

Yes, it appears the clearcoat is pealing at the top of the trailer, which is rather common. You have the option of leaving it alone, stripping the clear coat off, and leaving it alone, or stripping and polishing. You could also strip the clearcoat, and reclearcoat, which would be the most expensive option.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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Hello there!
Needless to say, this is my debut. I just closed the sale of a (looks to be) solid '69 25' TradeWind LY. The reality is still sinking in. I certainly have already benefited from the accumulated wisdom within these pages, so thank-you!
The interior is in need of some refurbishment, however major systems appear to be present and functional. It's very exciting and somewhat daunting to comprehend the odyssey ahead and I can't wait.
The as yet unnamed silver beauty will be worked on over the winter and gently restored to former glory.
First question if I may? The patchy surface most prevalent toward the roofline...what exactly is it? I'm thinking clearcoat peel.

With gratitude and best regards,
Michael
The first major step, is weather proofing the trailer.

Check all the exterior gaskets. If they are the originals, you most likely will find all of them cracked.

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Old 11-11-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Congrats on your new TW and welcome to the forum. I think that you are in for a great ride; one that you will enjoy for a long time.

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Old 11-12-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Airstream family from a fellow Coloradan!

Looks like you have a nice trailer there - we have a wonderful group of vintage trailer aficionados here in the Denver area! Hope to see you on the road or at a rally some day ~

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Old 11-12-2011, 11:34 AM   #6
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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Ditto on the welcome, I'm over here in Longmont if ya need anything...tim
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #8
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:15 PM   #9
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Welcome to aluminum fever.....would love to see some pictures of the interior....we had a 69 Overlander.......have fun. Paula
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:08 PM   #10
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Thank-you everyone, i'm excited for the road ahead. I will post up some more pics, especially interior which we intend to customise somewhat.
Again, very much looking forward to all the adventures to come. Shari and Tim-I'll be in touch locally soon!
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Welcome and congrats on the TW. Keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:23 PM   #12
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Hi Michael,

Welcome to the Airstream Forum. You are going to have a blast. I love your new AIrstream. I think you will have a great time here with many good people.

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Old 11-13-2011, 08:36 AM   #13
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Hello there!
Needless to say, this is my debut. I just closed the sale of a (looks to be) solid '69 25' TradeWind LY. The reality is still sinking in. I certainly have already benefited from the accumulated wisdom within these pages, so thank-you!
The interior is in need of some refurbishment, however major systems appear to be present and functional. It's very exciting and somewhat daunting to comprehend the odyssey ahead and I can't wait.
The as yet unnamed silver beauty will be worked on over the winter and gently restored to former glory.
First question if I may? The patchy surface most prevalent toward the roofline...what exactly is it? I'm thinking clearcoat peel.

With gratitude and best regards,
Michael
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