Originally Posted by OB Bambi
...This had probably been covered before, but it is a little different because I have taken the offending parts off of the Airstream...
hi randy having the parts OFF makes refinishing easier...
these aren't EXACTLY the same metal, but close enough,
and bob's results are VERY NICE...
see post # 489 and # 493 below...
one COULD respray with acrylic clearcoat, but it will eventually PEEL and look splotchy.
the advantage to pigmented coatings (SILVER paint) are durability and a uniform look.
they could also be left NAKED.
then mask off and polish annually as needed.
at least then the oxidation would be more uniform and gradual.