I wonder if the clear/plasti coat that P&S uses will hold up any better than the product used during the '90s by Airstream. I know from looking a threads over the years that they sure do a nice job.
I am thinking I would have ours stripped and polished with no 'clear coat" and then see how I feel about the upkeep, perhaps having it clear coated later. I really like the high shine of the non clear coated units. For me, I don't think I would mind putting forth effort a couple of times a year to pop it out with a Cyclo. I already buff our vehicles 2/3 times a year. On the other hand, I know that the local polish shop I mentioned earlier, 1st Impressions, offer annual "maintenance" plans for their polish jobs. Of course, P&S seem to be the "kings of the hill". I guess it is all in how much you want to fool with it and whether or not you want the "higher" shine of a naked trailer or the more muted finish (that still looks great) of the coated trailer.
To clarify my earlier post, that photo of the '03 is the first of the '00s I have seen polished. Seems like there was always speculation, but until now I had not seen a photo of one that was stripped. I have seen some of the '80s and '90s and new mine would turn out nicely.
BTW I think I passed a P&S van towing a vintage AS on I 70 near New Market, MD recently. I figured perhaps they were delivering a trailer to the port of Baltimore to be shipped overseas.
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