Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1976 27' Overlander
Hartford , Alabama
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 74
Stripping without polishing?

My '76 Overlander Int. has a very bad case of "sunburn", but the metal where the clear coat is completely off is pretty shiny (except for the for the end caps).
If I just strip it, will it hurt the metal If I don't polish it for a year or so? I'm really not excited about polishing all the time after helping my buddy polish his vintage airplane. I am taking a trip to AK this summer and don't want to polish everything and then replace panels that might get rock dings and have to start over. I am pretty sure I will replace some panels after I get back anyway,so don't want to do those especially.
Does anyone else not polish after stripping, or just leave the sunburn and clear coat alone?
Thanks for answering a lazy old man.
Tom J
__________________

__________________
Valacidor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
A great many people on this forum have stripped the clearcoat and not polished. You won't hurt the metal, for instance I have a 1963 trailer that was never clear coated. I have recently just polished it....if 50 odd years didn't hurt my trailer, one year is not going to harm yours!

Strip it and leave it.....it will look way better than the current sunburn IMHO
__________________

__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2014, 10:32 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1976 27' Overlander
Hartford , Alabama
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 74
Thanks reinergirl,
i really dislike that half-peeled look.
Nice looking horse, by the way.
Tom J
__________________
Valacidor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2014, 10:43 PM   #4
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
Thanks He's my reining horse (thus my name) .

Good luck stripping , I really like Citrastrip, but you need to keep it wet and leave it alone for at least 5 hours, worked wonders on my layers of interior paint. Covering it with plastic helps..... It needs time to work .
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 11:42 PM   #5
New Member
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Selah , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3
How would I keep the Citristrip wet? And plastic?
__________________
Garretsonm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 08:55 AM   #6
Rivet Master

 
1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,652
Blog Entries: 13
I stripped the front and rear end caps on mine because of "male pattern baldness" and then shined them up with some Meguiars aluminum polish. Looks pretty good and involved minimal effort.

Sooner or later I will fork over the big bucks to get it stripped and plastikoted but until then, it is what it is...

Mike
__________________

__________________
n2916s 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
Interior Polishing Aktundra 1961 - 1963 Bambi 13 09-23-2013 12:46 AM
Polishing in the midwest? aventine Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 2 06-28-2011 09:58 PM
Stripping & Polishing a '77 sovereign mnboy1960 Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 11 04-20-2011 11:03 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:55 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.