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Old 10-30-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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I just bought what I thought was a 71 trade wind landyacht. Turns pout none of the floorplans match my trailer. Serial 242d973.
I would like to get to the bottom of the mystery.m Bought the nuvite sampler and cyclo to begin the polishing. It appears that there is something on the surface that we need to get through. It is going to be fun but well worth the work. I am not lookin gto do a complete restore but would like to have something to be proud of . Any infoor conversation will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-30-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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Well hello

I just bought what I thought was a 71 trade wind landyacht. Turns pout none of the floorplans match my trailer. Serial 242d973.
I would like to get to the bottom of the mystery.m Bought the nuvite sampler and cyclo to begin the polishing. It appears that there is something on the surface that we need to get through. It is going to be fun but well worth the work. I am not lookin gto do a complete restore but would like to have something to be proud of . Any infoor conversation will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
That serial number is a 1962 24 foot Airstream.

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Welcome to the AS forums and to the world of AS products. We own a '78 Argosy/AS 27ft which re rehabed last year. jjustce
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:23 AM   #4
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Thank you for the info on the year model. I need a GOOD suggestion for a stripper to use before I start the pollishing process. What is the original sealant used on my trailer. I bought the Nuvite sampler set to get started, now I see people using the colored bars. What is the best product to use for polishing.
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Greetings Siddellr!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Airstream ownership!

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Thank you for the info on the year model. I need a GOOD suggestion for a stripper to use before I start the pollishing process. What is the original sealant used on my trailer. I bought the Nuvite sampler set to get started, now I see people using the colored bars. What is the best product to use for polishing.
Your 1962 coach may not have any coating on its skin as PlastiCoat was an option in 1962 that wasn't applied to all coaches. Even if this optional coating was applied to your coach, the likelihood is that it has disappeared from all but the most protected areas. One of the tests for the existence of Plasticoat was to utilized a light color rag and rub toothpaste into the surface . . . it the rag turns black, there is no PlastiCoat present. If Plasticoat is present, there are a number of threads on the Forums about stripping the coating . . . most suggesting either Citris-Strippers or Aircraft Strippers. My suggestion would be to be cautious about utilizing strippers if your coach doesn't have an extensive presence of Plasticoat as the harsher chemical strippers also remove products utilized to seal seams and openings.

Good luck with your coach!

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