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Old 02-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #29
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Ok, I had a very good belly laugh over your Definition! - What can I say other than I was an Airstream virgin until December. I had HUGE dreams over the tear out and now I just laugh...all positive and Thanks to be people like you all that have taken time to save me from potential misery, frustration, etc...Thanks!!
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Paint out the blue and use it as-is for 2010. If you really don't like the layout after this camping season you can start the renovations then. Remember, these trailers are called "Land Yachts" for a reason.

Definition: Boat, a hole in the water into which huge amounts of money are thrown.

Definition: Renovation of Airstream, a hole in the asphalt into which huge amounts of money are thrown.

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Old 02-18-2010, 04:30 PM   #30
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Thank you so much Don! I was told the tambour doors will not stand up to a paint job no matter what you use, and as for the tub, sink, and shower area I thought an automotive painter would be able to spray it - I persevere!!!
I found that only the upper tambour door are paintable. They are made with a different material than the lower tambour doors which cannot be painted. Most of the surround in the bath and around the cabinets in the front is just plastic. It paints up real well. Not near as messy as spraying.


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Old 02-19-2010, 02:39 AM   #31
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Hi Don;
If you look at my posts you will find plenty of pics. Thanks "Boatdoc"
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:18 AM   #32
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I just aquired a 1974 International. I intent on keeping the cabinetry in place and resurfacing/painting etc. Mine is in decent shape, while there is some floor rot, which I will be patching, the general integrity is good. I want to use my trailer by spring time, thus my plan is to get her road ready, safe, clean and inhabitable this year and look at projects down the road.

I know my personality and I will become obsessed with this thing, so I am trying to limit my addiction.

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gut, paint, rebuild

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