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Old 06-01-2006, 01:08 AM   #15
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Not yet, Bill. Haven't really looked yet though. Found some online, but can't afford that price right now. Looks like I will probably use plexiglass at least temporarily, til I can afford the real thing.


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Old 06-01-2006, 10:27 AM   #16
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Don't paint the wood work, please! It's your's but since that's at the end of the real wood and wood veneer designs, you have something special. Don't paint, cause when you change your mind, you'll curse yourself as you strip it.
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:07 PM   #17
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Ok, John, just because you said so, I won't paint the wood work, LOL. But what is the best thing to refinish it with? It's really dried out and needs something to seal it. Would polyurethane be ok? Or is there something better?



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Old 06-01-2006, 01:35 PM   #18
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The wood work in my 66 has a lacquer based finish, so don't use solvents like alcohol or thinner to clean them. The VintageAirstream website has some How-to's on restoring the lacquer finish. Scroll down partway to see the item on the lacquer finish.

I have used Watco Danish Oil on oak plywood to achieve an amazingly identical look if you have any damaged wood that needs replaced. One side of my fridge cabinet was shot and you can't tell the difference in tone and look.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:28 AM   #19
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Thanks, John, I'll check on getting some of that and I'll make sure I refinish them properly. But is it ok to paint the parts that aren't wood? the upper part that is sort of beige and mildewed? I was planning to paint that to match the turquoise countertops etc


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Old 06-02-2006, 08:36 AM   #20
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It's ok to do whatever you want. As for painting, I don't have any experience with Airstream interiors. Do a search here, because I know that some have. Of the top of my head I would suggest kilz primer followed by an enamel latex. But do the search to see what others recommend.
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That's exactly what I had in mind, have already bought the kilz and a nice turquoise latex enamel. Same thing in mind for the bathroom. It's also turquoise, but has different shades in sort of stripes. So I picked out one of the darker shades and will paint the upper part of the walls, and ceiling in the bathroom with that.


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Old 06-03-2006, 04:51 PM   #22
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For all of you that requested pics of my 1968 Safari, I have posted some. However, I have no idea how to tell you where to loook for them. I posted them under 1960s Airstreams, so I guess that's where they are.


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Old 10-26-2006, 11:26 AM   #23
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Hi, I just found your thread.. and pics. I'm dying to see your new turquoise interior!! Have you made any progress??? Pictures? Can you post them here on this thread - that way we know there are new pictures??

Inland RV now has windows, pretty reasonable... I have replaced one on my '68 tradewind. And the flat glass is available from a local window company. I got mine for 48$. Installing them is really not as bad as it may seem. Just have a partner !
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I had the same issue with my 68 safari. THe plumbing was hose clamped with several different fittings to several different material pipes. I am currently gutting all the copper to replace with PEX, and will replace the rotted pieces of floor as I get to them.
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