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Old 09-20-2015, 11:32 AM   #15
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oops...

In looking at my panel (which I did not use BTW) the face which I thought was aluminum is actually aluminum paint over steel. The above procedure is doable but you would first have to repaint the panel in the color of your choice before applying the labels. All other techniques apply.

If I were planning on doing more than a few I would make a silk screen to do the lettering/outlining etc. as it makes reproduction in quantity a lot simpler.

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Old 09-20-2015, 08:31 PM   #16
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Make new panel...

I examined my one that I did not use closely...
and it is contact paper/decal applied to the steel face of the box.
I would recommend replacing the face with an aluminum one and buck riveting it to the old steel hinge... the way is should have been made in the first place.
Cheap construction method for the time... way under Airstream's usual standard. (I hope)

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