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Old 04-06-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Video Concept: Airstream polished by girls in bikinis

Hi I'm Lauren, I sing and play percussion in a band and we just purchased a '59 26' Overlander that we are making into our mobile recording studio and touring setup.

We will be documenting the whole project of setting up the airstream through blogs and videos and we have a concept for a music video involving a time lapse of the airstream being polished by sexy girls in bikinis!

We're looking for advice and creative ideas from the airstream community for the best way to pull this off. We will be picking up the airstream in Florida and will probably bring it to Key West where the weather is nice and we have a lot of girlfriends who can help us out (and where there are a lot of adventurous spring breakers haha) While the video will be inherently sexy it will need to be tastefully done too, fun not raunchy.

Please give your feedback about the technical side of making an interesting time lapse of the polishing process. How long will it take to get a mirror finish? How many girls? Can the polishing be done in one direction?

We would also want to do the time lapse for the stripping and polishing the aluminum Land Rover Defender that will be towing the airstream! Below is a pic of the combo.

Creativity welcome! No idea is too impractical to explore! Thanks,
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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This is actually going to be hilarious. i am going to laugh my a** off watching it. You have obviously never polished a trailer before. *

Hours? Calculate 8 hr per linear ft. 184 hrs. FUN RIGHT?! how many girls you got? how many orbital polishers and cyclos you got?

what does the interior look like? Is it original? Please consider offering interior components to folks here who are restoring trailers during your conversion. there are a few threads on folks who have don the mobile recording studio thing before you.

*i don't mean to be mean, but, this is not a ... clean... process. you will not only ruin every bikini you wear, but you will be BLACK at the end of the day for DAYS on end. polishing sucks. that trailer has a beautiful patina as it is. i KNOW the appeal of a shiny trailer - i have one. and would not do it again if i dont have to and my husband did most of the work!) It's a B*$ch to maintain - you'll have to do it every year.

Besides, how do you plan on monetizing this effort of girls polishing? A publicity stunt for the band?

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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I don't know, but them will be some black beauties when they're done..
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Man, I love the idea....but, this will end up like aluminum mud wrestling. Polishing is the dirtiest job ever.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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I suppose if they greased themselves up first it might come off easier?
Hope none of them are blonde, cause they won't be when they are finished!
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #6
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That 59 would look better restored than converted but it is a free country.
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Your band sounds great!

I've been polishing this week. Its true that polishing is a dirty job, so will definitely watch your polishing video cuz I love dirty girls.
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This is my first time polishing a trailer so that's why I'm coming to you guys!

Hmm I didn't consider the dirtiness level but I think it could only add to the visual effect to have one shiny trailer and a bunch of dirty girls at the end

Yes we are independently funding this as part of a music video project. Why not make hard dirty work a fun investment? We don't have a crazy budget but we have really cool girls who are down to get dirty for the cause (and we'll pay them for their time too).

How do you think is the best way to make this work? Keeping in mind that it just has to look good in camera, I'm sure there will be a lot of work behind the scenes. For example only one side will be facing the camera so this stunt can just be for one side. The girls don't even have to do the all of the polishing as long as we can make it look good in the time lapse.

I'll have to do some math but is the 8 hrs/linear foot a standard estimate?

Some of you may think this is a joke but I don't see why it can't be pulled off...if a trailer has to be polished at least it can be done in a fun sexy way!

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:16 PM   #9
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Oh and the trailer was already gutted when we bought it, new floors and paint, we'll add some sound insulation/treatment.
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Hi Lauren,
I recommed you search the forums under the heading of exterior restoration. I see 22 pages of threads on the subject of cleaning and polishing. Learn all you can before you embark on this adventure. I think, in concept, it is a cool idea. But the realities of polishing may mean the bikini part is a total stage for the real work. Good luck!
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I don't think you're comprehending just how dirty this work is. I'm talking dirt, dust, gritty polish, and black aluminum which will get everywhere and not easily wash off. Not to mention the equipment is heavy, requires several passes, and some of the chemicals used in prep are toxic. This is a really dirty, stinky, messy job.
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I'm not sure but in line with the "You might be an Extreme Airstream Owner if...."post some people might not notice the girls in bikinis if a true vintage '59 is on the screen and some might want the girls to be removed from the video because they'd me in the way of all the details of the Overlander. Not me though...if you want to borrow my airstream for casting purposes I'd be more than happy to send you some California girls....
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:32 PM   #13
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I have a great vision of a scene like the car wash in "Cool Hand Luke." I'm hoping. Do you need a tech rep?
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May I ask what year is that Defender? It does not look like a 25 year plus model and therefore not allowed to drive on US roads.
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