Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
New Member
 
1985 27' Sovereign
Redding , California
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Cool Anyone painted Zip Dee awning?

Call me crazy....my zipdee awning is in great shape but I really dislike the Airstream blue and white colors. Would it be feasible to paint the awning? If so, what type paint would be recommended? (I've also thought of covering existing awning with parachute cloth to cover fabric yet not add too much weight - take off before retracting zipdee). Tell me I'm not the only one considering a way to cheaply change the colors of a perfectly good awning?
__________________

__________________
VintageGypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
dkrug's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Vintage Kin Owner
Deford , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 507
Images: 5
Different strokes! I have always loved the blue and white awnings, yet we have never had one. The awning on our first AS was bad and we removed it and never replaced it. The second one had a charcoal grey awning and the current AS has a mostly brown awning.
I would think paint wouldn't be very durable. The parachute cloth seems like a simple solution.
__________________

__________________
2012 30' International Serenity
1947 Spartan Manor
2005 28' Safari LS - traded
1977 31' International Sovereign - sold
2012 Ford F250 Superduty Crewcab

WBCCI# 1007 Air#2158
dkrug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 09:02 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
SL4BLLT's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Fort Bragg , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 255
Interesting concept in trying to change the color. Have you thought of some type of dye as a solution? The material is most likely sunbrella so there may be some challenges with paint, dye or any other substance to penetrate the material as it is meant to keep folks dry.
Here also is the link to Airstream Supply (see below from AS forums) where they have a huge supply of awning if you didn't want to go for a solid Zip Dee color. A few weeks back there was a solid blue one offered for a couple hundred bucks. Don't know if that is an option for you.

have fun and good luck
SL4BLLT

Home Page
__________________
SL4BLLT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 10:07 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar

 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1956 16' Bubble
1947 22' Liner
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,423
Images: 72
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
Do it easy. Pick a Sunbrella color....it sells cheaply as possible on Ebay. Take it to a tarp/awning shop and have em make a new awning Then replace the fabric yourself.
__________________
"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 04-27-2014, 10:07 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,903
Images: 23
One option for you would be to use artist's acrylics and then go to town. An acrylic paint is likely the only product that would stand up to the weather as all as the repeated rolling and unrolling.
__________________
Cameron & the Labradors
Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Canada
AIR #11529
http://northvancouvermodern.blogspot.com/
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 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
RELAX 12v AUTOMATIC AWNING RETROFIT KIT by Zip Dee for Main Awning LaBigDogs Awnings 12 07-30-2013 02:02 PM
Will a Zip Dee awning fabric fit on Dometic Awning tube? montanablue Awnings 2 10-24-2011 10:27 AM
Zip Dee up or Zip Dee down? highsidepass Awnings 24 11-17-2007 08:12 PM
Zip-Dee Awning Repairs ViewRVs Awnings 3 08-31-2006 06:28 PM
Zip Dee awning problem DbackFan Awnings 12 04-06-2003 01:47 PM




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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

Airstream News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Airstream news in your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]