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Old 06-28-2016, 04:37 PM   #1
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P&S is Polishing & Recoating Our Excella

We received some pictures today from P & S Trailer Service in Helena, Ohio today showing the progress of polishing & recoating our Airstream's exterior.
They reminded me that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet!
So far I'm liking this omelet!

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Old 06-28-2016, 06:08 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #3
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A family business since 1968

P & S Travel Trailer Service are also farmers in a lovely part of the country. I love how you can see the shiny Airstreams parked outside for about a mile away as you approach their place.

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Old 07-05-2016, 07:41 PM   #4
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The Clear Coats are Coming, the Clear Coats are Coming!

Today I got an update from P & S. The clear coat has been applied!
Lookin' good!
I'm thinking that I should not re-decal stripe her since she'll spend 6+ months/year in South FL and it may look good enough without it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:58 PM   #5
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I'd decal and stripe it with the blue insert and get some shiny rims to compliment.


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I think it looks beautiful nekkid. No stripes needed.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:14 PM   #7
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I'd leave the stripe off. One less thing to replace in 5-10 years!
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:15 PM   #8
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It needs the stripe. Looks unfinished and wrong without it. It needs the proper decals and stripes for the year it was built. It's not a 60's Airstream so I wouldn't try to make it look like one. Respect the era in which it was built. BTW, I thought they removed more parts before they coated these trailers but it's much faster to just tape off windows and such rather than painstakingly remove stuff. Also, hope they polish out that clear coat...looks a bit hazy or almost a matte finish; it's not quite mirror-like.

But it definitely needs the stripe. Definitely.

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I think it looks beautiful nekkid. No stripes needed.
Nekkid as a jaybird! - I concur especially after the blue plastic (rub guard?) is replaced in the channels around the middle and over the belly wrap.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:23 PM   #10
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I'd decal and stripe it with the blue insert and get some shiny rims to compliment.


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The shiny rims & upgraded 16" Michelin's are being installed by P & S as well.
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Beautiful with or without strip very nice.
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I agree with putting in the blue inserts, just not a blue decal stripe around the trailer. Maybe because I'm in the process of removing the adhesive left behind from an old decal. Not a cake walk!
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If you're worried about keeping it to the era appearance original, then polishing is not original appearance. Do what you want, it's yours, and it looks great.
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The shiny rims & upgraded 16" Michelin's are being installed by P & S as well.
Your trailer is going to look great!

Please keep posting pictures of the progress, I'm especially interested in the 16" wheels/tires. In another four years when our current tires will be old enough to be replaced, we'll upgrade to 16's.
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