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Old 08-28-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
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Early Airstream and Curtis Wright interior paint colors

Howdy all. I have been working on a 1948 Curtis Wright trailer for several months, and am ready to paint the interior. The original color was a fairly dark green. After stripping off 4 coats of paint, I have bare aluminum walls to paint. I really don't like the green color so I wanted to know if any one has come up with the "desert sand" or "soft peach" color match that I believe was offered in these old Airstreams. I would think that the CWs and the early Airstreams probably had the same interior color choices. I think a warmer lighter color would look great and highlight all of the interior components of the trailer. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Chris

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Old 11-11-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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What color did you finally decide on? I saw another post of yours where the interior is painted and like the color. I'm restoring a 1950 Curtis Wright at the moment.

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:39 PM   #3
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I chose to use Imron Industrial paint. This is a very tough and durable paint. It is a two part paint sprayed on. The guy that painted it had to abandon painting the interior since he masked off all windows and relied on the door for ventilation. He painted it by having all windows out and putting a fan at both ends for ventilation. I'm happy I didn't put in the alien eye windows before paint! The color is called light yellow. It looks like the color of butter. Very nice and warm. The awful original green color was pretty depressing. The other option in 1948 was desert sand. I never did find out what that color looked like. I finally went to a paint shop and found a color I liked. I made up my mind and bought it quickly so I wouldn't change my mind! It turned out nice. I was thinking of painting it myself but I thank God I didn't! Lots of details that I didn't foresee. I am putting all of the cabinet framing in now and feel that I may have all of the framing in and the floor in by Thanksgiving. Now I have to decide what color to choose for the counter top around the sink as well as the dining table. I was thinking of "Pionite" "tropical getaway". It is a nice shade of green that complements the carpet, paint, and wood. I will get some samples and do a color check this week. This project is finally getting exciting! So much time doing the boring behind the walls stuff like wires, structure, stripping, etc. Adding the "bling" is fun! Can't wait to see all the cabinets and sink in. More to follow. Chris
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