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Old 05-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #99
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Sand the plastic to get the glaze off and the paint will stick. This is assuming the handle is not polyethylene or Nylon.

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #100
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Sand the plastic to get the glaze off and the paint will stick. This is assuming the handle is not polyethylene or Nylon.

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I will take a picture of them. I used a paint like Krylon that is suppose to be for plastic. I sanded it with wool. Maybe not harsh enough.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:04 PM   #101
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Today, we got out the grey tank and the black tank and took down some of the belly pan. It was not nearly as hard a task as I anticipated. We did not remove all of it yet. My brother in law helped me. From what I can tell the frame looks great, except for the very rear where the bathroom was, but I would love to hear what all of you experts think about the frame and what my next step should be. Thanks. Photos once again taken with phone and are not great, but I can take some with camera and post if need be.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:06 PM   #102
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On a funny note, the PO recently put in a new toilet. Notice the metal they used to secure it in, a road sign!!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #103
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Good recycling of materials!

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Old 05-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #104
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Question What parts do I need to order?

What kind of new tanks do I need? What do I order and where? Also, how do I know what frame parts I need? Do I go by the frame diagram in the owner's manual? Can more support be added to the rear? Thanks for all the help!
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #105
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Looking at the pictures is your frame treated for rust or are you going to treat it? Pretty sure many can answer your questions much better than I just wanted to know about the rust as it can kill an otherwise wonderful trip. Back to work on ours on Monday.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #106
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Looking at the pictures is your frame treated for rust or are you going to treat it? Pretty sure many can answer your questions much better than I just wanted to know about the rust as it can kill an otherwise wonderful trip. Back to work on ours on Monday.
I bought all the POR 15 products to kill rust and recoat from Out of Doors Mart. In fact, it arrived today. I may not be using the correct terminology. I have not treated it. I just got to see the frame today.
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My bust I misunderstood I thought that you were jus replacing the tanks and reinforcing the frame in the rear. You are doing an outstanding job and yes get them all involved (family).
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #108
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Why you replacing the tanks if there is nothing wrong with them? You will need new tank pans. You need to make sure the angle iron the tank pans bolt to is intact. Also save the insert that supports the bottom of the tank. The rear cross member will need replacing and a welding shop can fab one of those for you. You do need to make sure the rear hold down plate is intact. This is the bent steel plate riveted to the back skin of the trailer and it attaches to the frame. This plate is important.

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #109
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Why you replacing the tanks if there is nothing wrong with them? You will need new tank pans. You need to make sure the angle iron the tank pans bolt to is intact. Also save the insert that supports the bottom of the tank. The rear cross member will need replacing and a welding shop can fab one of those for you. You do need to make sure the rear hold down plate is intact. This is the bent steel plate riveted to the back skin of the trailer and it attaches to the frame. This plate is important.

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I wasn't sure about the tanks. They are so old and the plastic is misshaped. I just wondered if they have cracks and causing leaks. It is hard to see if there are any cracks are or not. I will have welder look at that. What are the supports? What is the material? The plate can be made again?
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This thread reminds me of the quip used in the old car restoration world; When the newbie asks where to start on an old car restoration the veteran restorer replys "With the radiator cap."
"Radiator cap?" says the newbie. "What do you mean by that?"
The old timer replys, "Yes the radiator cap. You simply remove the radiator cap and back the old car out from under it. Then drive a new car under the cap and tighten it down. Viola! restoration complete."
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This thread reminds me of the quip used in the old car restoration world; When the newbie asks where to start on an old car restoration the veteran restorer replys "With the radiator cap."
"Radiator cap?" says the newbie. "What do you mean by that?"
The old timer replys, "Yes the radiator cap. You simply remove the radiator cap and back the old car out from under it. Then drive a new car under the cap and tighten it down. Viola! restoration complete."
I think you might be right! I FULLY admit it too! If you read further back, you will see why I am trying to do this despite my ignorance.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #112
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Yes, I can afford to go out and buy a new Airstream, but what's the fun in that? Besides, as I see it, everyone has to start somewhere. I bet I won't be so ignorant when I get finished with it.
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