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Old 01-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #43
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Hey speaking of gold metal, I remember reading a thread about some solid rivets that get delivered with a gold color, and the gold only came off during polishing. Does anyone here know which ones those are?

These at Airparts look gold-ish:
https://www.airpartsinc.com/shopexd.asp?id=189
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #44
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If you get rivets through an avaition dealer, then almost all are gold for corrosion protection. The coating will buff right off
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #45
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If you get rivets through an avaition dealer, then almost all are gold for corrosion protection. The coating will buff right off
Perfect. But if I don't buff them or polish the surface, will they stay mostly gold?
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:48 AM   #46
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yes, but they will fade a lighter gold
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My 55 Safari has gold buck rivets on the exterior. I haven't polished it yet and assumed the gold rivet color was due to age. I figured they would become silver after polishing.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #49
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yes, but they will fade a lighter gold
Thank's Aerowood. This is all perfect.

I was just concerned about the clashing of colors with silver on gold, next to silver. Would have looked a little strange. Two shades of gold is OK.

Great information here. Love this forum, as always.
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Thor should do a complete full Monty on it and have it placed into the Smithsonian American History Museum for the world to see. It is an American Icon.
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Absolutely. Along with it, they should donate a current one. So many people that we run into don't realize that Airstreams are still being made - it would be great P.R.
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