Originally Posted by Auretrvr
We want to get some exterior work done on our Ernestine (83' 310 classic)...satin finish and clearcoat redo. We are in Iowa and hope to find someone this side of the Rockies. Any suggestions? What is a fair price estimate? We plan to refurbish the windows ourselves (thanks Chaplain Kent!), but should we wait until the body work is done?
Thanks for your help!
I can second ABRACADABRA's suggestion of P & S Trailer Service in Helena, OH. They have specialized in polishing and Plasticoating Airstreams for several decades. They are also known for their ability to repair the skin to OEM quality.
It has been nearly five years since P & S refinished my '64 Overlander including Plasticoating. I continue to be thrilled with the results -- maintenance has been twice yearly Walbernizining, and the exterior still looks as it did the day that I towed the coach home from Helena. The Ruth's seem to be able to accommodate their customer's desires from a mirror polish to a satin polish job that replicates the original factory finish -- I asked for a finish as close to the original '64 sheen as possible, and that is exactly what I received -- shiny, but not quite the mirror that many like -- my goal was to return the coach to the way that I remembered it from 1964
. I have attached a photo of the coach following its polish & Plasticoat:
Good luck with your refurbishing!