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Old 08-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what type of plastic was used in the front top cabinet section above the window ?

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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I think it is ABS plastic. I painted mine because it was yellowed and it turned out great.

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Old 09-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, I was starting to think it was an unknown material? Our's has also yellowed and wanted to give it a coat of UV exterior paint.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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Check the interior restoration forums. There's lots of good information on the processes for refreshing the plastic and the best types of paint to use.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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Krylon Fusion saten finish will paint virtually all the old banana yellow plastic, as well as the white tambour doors in the Argosy and it comes out looking like new. The refrigerator vent, the AC interior parts, end caps, anything but the bathroom plastic trim works great. The plastic trim simply is too brittle to paint and must be replaced. You can either cut thin strips of vertical venetian blind material to fit, or use cut down plastic laminate, or get new (white is the only color available) from Inland RV or other Airstream dealers.

Down with old banana yellow in all Airstreams and Argosys.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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Here is what Sherman Williams, the makers of Krylon Fusion, told me about Fusion, brush on or spray. They warned against using it to coat the vinyl contact "paper" wood grained stuff on the "woodwork" in our vintage coaches' cabinetry. They advocated using a stain hiding primer, latex, and a good quality all purpose enamel over that. This refers to vintage trailers, as apparently the chemical make-up of the contact paper manufactured a few decades ago causes it to shrink and stretch with heat and cold, making the rigid Fusion unsuitable to cover vintage wood grained contact "paper", straight from the horses mouth. Maybe they are being ultra-cautious, but this info might prevent a problem down the road for us.

PO of my '73 Argosy simply slapped a coat of interior latex on the plastic end piece and it has held perfectly for the past 6 years.

I'm with you about down with banana yellow!

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