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Old 10-09-2012, 12:44 AM   #127
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Is there anything more beautiful then a vintage polished airstream?
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:14 AM   #128
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #129
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #130
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Is there anything more beautiful then a vintage polished airstream?
In the RV/MH world, there is no equal.
Having said that, I prefer a Polished Vintage Classic Airstream Motorhome..
I maybe a little biased, I will admit, but the one thing that ruins the look of the Airstream Trailer on the road... is the Tow Vehicle!
I have not YET seen a TV that I think enhances the look of the trailer...

Sounds like a great thread to me for the trailer section!

We have been discussing what would make the best looking toad for the M/H.... and it is yet undecided...
I think a Shelby Cobra with the the aluminum body.... polished, of coarse!

Like this one...


But the reality is that we decided that it needs to be a 4x4...
So this is the favorite for now!

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #131
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What about a "ghost" TV? (1939 Pontiac)
Ghost Pontiac Wood,Wires, + Wheels
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:04 PM   #132
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I've heard of the Zephyer Pro-40 polish. I think it's used primarily for maintenance of the shine, once you've already polished the AS and the 'hard' work is done. On another note has anyone ever found a spray on paint remover that will work with aluminum? I'm still trying to get the clear coat off and the citrus stripper is painfully slow!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #133
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Several years ago I used a Klean Strip product called Auto Strip, it says it removes all finishes and I agree. Make sure you tape off all surfaces where you don't want to remove the finish. I sprayed it on two to three feet sections at a time let it sit and the clear coat bubbles up, I removed what I could with a soft plastic scraper, sprayed a second time and the remainder came off. I used it on the surface between the mid stripe and the top stripe on my motorhome. I purchased it at Wallmart. The manufacturer's website is www.kleanstripauto.com.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #134
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I just finished replacing the rear quarter panel on my 78 AS. The part came from Airstream and has a coating on it that won't come off. I took a piece to our local Auto Paint supply store and they tried their most powerfull stripper on it and it would not budge. What stripper will remove the outer coating on a brand new Airstream panel?

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:06 AM   #135
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I just finished replacing the rear quarter panel on my 78 AS. The part came from Airstream and has a coating on it that won't come off. I took a piece to our local Auto Paint supply store and they tried their most powerfull stripper on it and it would not budge. What stripper will remove the outer coating on a brand new Airstream panel?

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No idea Ed...
Open a fresh post in this section, otherwise it will just get buried...
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:15 AM   #136
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Alrighty then...

Moving forward when I get time...
Need to get all the roof and bits sealed ready for the winter and rain..
Wanted to polish the forward end next time the ladder is out, so needed to remove all the stuff on that segment...
Horns are off, and their brackets are next.
I pulled off the upper marker lamps, and castings...
Lamps will be replaced as they are toast... sun aged and brittle... some just palin disintegrated on removal.




Once they were all gone, I sealed the wire and screw holes with some foil tape because we were expecting rain this week...


So this weekend I had some "Bench Work" to do!

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:24 AM   #137
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They are pretty crusty up close..
Stripped the old sealant bead off with a putty knife.



I set to them with the trusty Dremel Multi-Max with a 150 grit pad.


Just sanding them out one by one...




Last one...

Done..
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:28 AM   #138
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One polished...
Done on my HF bench grinder/buffer, with Black bar..





Then they all got kinda shiny...






Not perfect, but better than before... Castings just done shine up like the sheet!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:18 AM   #139
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #140
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Prepping for the front cap polish...


I am gonna try something crazy this week... some homebrew polish...
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