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Old 03-02-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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OK, I give up. What color is the tongue supposed to be?

I see some black ones and some silver ones; yes, the majority are silver.

Does it vary by year or what?
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:29 PM   #2
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The older Airstreams had silver tongues. Sometime in the 80's I think the banana wrap started to be painted dark gray and I think the tongue changed color to the same dark gray at that time.

I have always liked the dark banana wrap, so I changed the color on my Argosy BW to dark gray, and at that time changed the tongue color to dark gray. Same for the rear bumper and storage box. The dark gray is also very easy to touch up and make pretty vs. the silver paint, which is always stone chipping and rusting.

That said, the specific changeover date is unknown to me. Do what you think looks nice unless you want a museum quality original.
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