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Old 05-30-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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Armstrong ac shroud

I need to service my Armstrong ac, but afraid old shroud will fall to pieces upon removal. Need to source a new one or used in good condition, or another brand that will fit.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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Andy at Inland RV has fiberglass reproductions. I was lucky enough to snag one on a drive to LA; his shipping charges are high.
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His shrouds are top notch.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:32 AM   #4
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I have wanted to replace mine for years and finally made the choice to order one from Andy....did it on Friday and looking forward to it arriving.

I am thinking of taking it to an auto paint shop and having it painted silver to match the Airstream
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Armstrong ac shroud

They paint up really well. All I did was sand its very generous gelcoat before applying red urethane. Click image for larger version

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J., how long has that been out in the sun? I ask because in Arizona, UV is The Enemy...
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anybody care to share prices?

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Seems like it was in the low 200's. But remember, that was with me picking it up; Inland's shipping costs are high.
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It was painted over two years ago but it is parked indoors when not being used.

However, I know from experience that the paint I used, will hold up very well for at least six years in the desert sun.
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If memory serves it is big enough that it must ship via freight.

The piece was about $250, and shipping was near $200.

It is a very nice piece, well laid fiberglass with a very nice and generous gelcoat.

It sanded out so nice that I did not use any primer, but painted near flawless.

It is many times better that the factory shroud that probably lasted forty years.

Sorry to go on and on, but in my experience fiberglass repops are usually not so great, but these are a pleasant exception.
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Tell me more about the paint you used!
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Tell me more about the paint you used!

The paint is DuPont Industrial Imron 3500 HG. It is top notch stuff, I love the stuff.

Everything in this link is painted with it.

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/JMD...hop/Imron%2035

It is WAY cheaper than car paint but it lasts and lays down as good or better.

It will brush or spray.
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Awesome -- thanks!
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:23 PM   #14
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Ooooof!!! The paint plus activator is $55 in the smallest quantity I can get. That's for a quart of white and a pint of activator.

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