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Old 08-05-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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What color is my tongue?

Wanted to touch up some rust spots on the TT frame/tongue and curious if anyone can tell me the color, or where to get some touch up spray to match. I was hoping it would match Rustoleum Anodized Bronze, but the color is more of a bluish dark gray. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-05-2007, 07:27 PM   #2
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Airstream grey. I don't know if that is the actual name, but you can buy it in spray cans from A/S.

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Old 08-05-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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A close match (not exact) is dark pewter from Rustoleum. If you don;t like that, there is a color called midnight gunmetal (I think from Krylon, I didn't look close at the can), that is also close.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:56 PM   #5
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The actual Airstream color is called Pewter Gray. You can also use the color Dupont Metallic Gray which i like better. Both colors are available as touch-up spray paint through your Airstream dealer for about $15 for a 12oz spray can. It is a quality automotive paint. I used the Dupont Metallic Gray to paint my Hensley hitch too. Check out the photo...
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I don't think I can help ya there.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:28 PM   #7
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Well since this popped up again, thanks to slowolf for the tip. My tongue is free of crust & rust and lickin clean with a new coat of Pewter Grey. The Airstream doctor extracted $19 for that can of paint. Ouch!
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I too used the Airstream Pewter Grey, but probably won't next time as $20 is too steep for 12 oz, and I have little left. To add yet another choice, local experts in my WBCCI unit say a good substitute is "Tool Box Grey" from Krylon, under $5 a can. I'm sure they are thinking their trailers, which are almost all vintage; don't know if the color changed over the years.
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I used a hammer tone metalic black from Ace Hardware on my bumper. It really looks like a charcoal. I know it isn't the original '66 color but it sure looks good. So good I think I will use it on the tongue too.

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