Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
paul55's Avatar
 
1980 31' International
Grand Prairie , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
Polishing near Ft Worth TX

If anyone is looking for polishing in Texas, we recently had our '80 International stripped and polished at Xtreme Detail in Saginaw, TX, just north of Ft Worth. They did a great job at a reasonable price. Ask for John, 817-706-4351
__________________

__________________
paul55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
Addicted
 
exthemius's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Currently In: Skowhegan , ME
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 703
Images: 16
What did they charge per foot, and how long did it take? You can PM if you'd rather not put it out in the open.

Thanks
__________________

__________________
-Shawn
------------------
TAC OK-42

Visit our crazy full-timing blog (us,kids and dogs living the dream): http://www.airstreamingdreaming.com/

Join us at the TAC Walt Disney World Rally, November 4th - 10th, 2012: http://www.theairstreamersclub.org/rallies/tac-fw-wdw
exthemius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
put it in the open....thats what we are here for.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
AIR-Quarius's Avatar
 
1970 27' Overlander
Espanola , Full Timer
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,752
Images: 39
Send a message via Yahoo to AIR-Quarius Send a message via Skype™ to AIR-Quarius
yes I too, want to see this reasonable price also....
__________________
http://customrvdecalplus.com
AIR-Quarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
Maniacal Engineer
 
barts's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,223
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 4
This thread would be better with pictures.

- Bart
__________________
Bart Smaalders
Menlo Park, CA
http://tinpickle.blogspot.com
http://smaalders.net/barts
barts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
paul55's Avatar
 
1980 31' International
Grand Prairie , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
The original quote to strip and polish our 31' International was $1,500, but he said the price could be higher if the clearcoat was difficult to remove, since some Airstreams are more difficult than others. He said he would test a small area and would give me a firm quote before I left. John keep to his word, tested a small area and said the $1,500 price was firm, because the clearcoat was not going to be a problem, and $1,500 is what I paid. He had a smaller, older Airstream that he was working on, that he said would cost more than mine because it had multiple layers of clearcoat and would require much longer to complete. He keep the Airstream about two weeks, but mostly because I told him there was no rush because I would be out of town. I'll try to post some pictures.
__________________
paul55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 08:58 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
That is a great price for a 31 footer.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
paul55's Avatar
 
1980 31' International
Grand Prairie , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22


As requested, here's the pictures of the strip and polish job on our '80 International done by Xtreme Detail in Saginaw, TX
__________________
paul55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #9
Addicted
 
exthemius's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Currently In: Skowhegan , ME
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 703
Images: 16
Those photos don't work, as it looks like you've attached them from your yahoo email...you might need to upload them by clicking the Go Advanced button, then clicking on the attachment (i.e. the paper clip) and uploading them that way.
__________________
-Shawn
------------------
TAC OK-42

Visit our crazy full-timing blog (us,kids and dogs living the dream): http://www.airstreamingdreaming.com/

Join us at the TAC Walt Disney World Rally, November 4th - 10th, 2012: http://www.theairstreamersclub.org/rallies/tac-fw-wdw
exthemius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 07:15 AM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
paul55's Avatar
 
1980 31' International
Grand Prairie , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
I could see them as thumbnails, but hopefully these pics will work better.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream1.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	123.1 KB
ID:	152739   Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream2.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	133.3 KB
ID:	152740  

Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream3.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	133.0 KB
ID:	152741  
__________________
paul55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 07:48 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
2011 23' International
clovis , California
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 86
WOW!
Impressive.
What would be an estimate on what it will take to maintain this great look?
__________________
jgerardi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
Flynavy's Avatar
 
1974 25' Tradewind
Col. Station , Ohio
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 118
Looks great.

Could you put up a closeup pic of your rockguard? Don't think I have seen one like that before.
__________________
Flynavy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 08:31 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Colleyville , Texas
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,502
Your Airstream looks great Paul and you must be very satisfied with the results and the price. I've seen higher pricing than that.
__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #14
2 Rivet Member
 
paul55's Avatar
 
1980 31' International
Grand Prairie , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
I'm definitely satisfied with the results and the price was far less than the quotes I got from the dealers for stripping and polishing. I don't have any close ups of the rock guard, but I believe its the original lexan cover, its cracked and I plan on replacing it soon. Vintage Trailer Supply has a good picture of one like mine. Also, I forgot to mention I had John at Xtreme Detail polish out some new 30lb tanks and he charged $30 each, which seemed fair to me. I'll try to post more pics when I get everything mounted up.
__________________

__________________
paul55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it worth it? RSantiago 1972 Overlander 51 07-11-2012 10:49 PM
Days away from 2012 20 ft purchase tomroche 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 19 06-01-2012 02:59 PM
Could be a new Airstream park in Hill Country TX ? scorpiontimo On The Road... 20 03-10-2012 07:27 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.