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Old 05-23-2010, 06:15 AM   #1
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Paint Removal

I just purchased an A/S 31'
Excella 500. The body is straight, but the previous owner painted it grey. It is peeling around the top edges. What is the easiest, least toxic way to remove paint?

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:03 AM   #2
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:24 AM   #3
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...or Citri-Strip from a big box store. Depending on the paint itself, one may work better than the other - after trying both, I found Citri-Strip to work better on our interior.

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I have just purchased a 1975 argosy 1 have two very important questions someone out there may know the answers to the questions , seeing that 1 am new to the air stream family !

Question #1
1 and am in the process of stripping the paint on the whole trailer except the front and back end caps that are made of metal , which 1 am going to have painted so my first question is once done , with the stripping of the trailer --- do 1 have to go and caulk the seams ???

Question#2 had a issue with the Vin Plate attcached to the front letf side below the window ---did take a photos of the whole trailer before stripping as well as one alone of the Vin Plate with all the information on the plate .

Now the issue is does any one know were 1 could obtain another Vin Plate (COPY) for the front of my argosy that is on the left front below the window ,
some stripper got on the plate and me not seeing it removed some black lettering some of which said M.F.D. BY Airstream INC Jackson Center Ohio.
I did take a photo of all before stripping and one photo is of the Vin Plate that has all the info.

Does any one know if 1 could remove plate with title in hand and go to the Air Stream Company and get a replacement ???? I would rally like to have the Vin Plate the way it was when I purchased the Argosy even though I do have a photo in hand of what it looked like before the stripper got on it and I cleaned it .
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