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Old 06-28-2003, 08:20 AM   #1
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Polished Nameplate

I posted a picture of the nameplate from my trailer just before the "Great Crash of 2003".
I am having the trailer polished and we were stumped on how to deal with the plate.
It was corroded and almost unreadable after 38 years.
I was going to try to mask it off and try to repaint it at home when Barry, The Polishing Guru asked if he could run it under a buffer To see what happens. I posted a picture of a corner of it quickly buffed out.
That picture and thread was lost, but I have a picture of the finished product. I drove back up to Riverside yesterday for progress shots.

I would love to post on the photos section, but still haven't figured out what the problem is and why I can't. I do just fine posting here.

Anyway, here's the name plate. It doesn't show up well, but the lettering and logo are shiny as a mirror, and the rest is a matte finish. The only blemish is at the bottom of the "R" where it was very pitted and corroded.

For you purists out there, I'm not trying to restore the trailer to 1965 original newness.
I just want a nice looking and functional trailer.
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I just noticed this week that Airstream Dreams is making reproductions of these plates if you aren't satisfied with the results...they even engrave your serial number on it for you.

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Thanks, Shari!

I didn't know anyone was doing this. I have new name plates for above the front and rear windows, but was stuck when it came to side plate. The price is right too!
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