Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-01-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1988 34' Excella
Chatham , Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 9
1998 Airstream Clearcoat

Hi guy,s
I have a question about the type of finish on a 1998 25 I am looking at. This unit seems to have a duller? finish as compared to my previous 1988 34. There is a couple on spots that has areas about the size of a dinner plate where the coating has come off. My question is did Airstream change the material they used during this year and second is this a simple repair such as just appling a touch up in the damaged area or is this going to end up being a complete strip and recoat.
Thanks in advance for your input.

Deny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
Rivet Master
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
After 1996 Airstream started to buy their aluminum precoated at the aluminum mill. They did have some problems and brought some back to the factory to be resprayed. Contact the factory or your local Airstream dealer to see which way would be the easiest and nicest looking way of covering up your dinner plates.

dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 07:07 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
MissPearl's Avatar
1989 29' Excella
Pauline , South Carolina
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 15
You can buy spray cans of Plasticote from your local Airstream dealer. Great source.
MissPearl is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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