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Old 07-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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'77 Argosy 28' paint

Just started restoring a 77 Argosy 28, power washed outside. The white paint looks good so far, but the Brown stripe is almost gone. I want to keep it as close as original as possible. Does anyone know where I might be able to get the color. I'll post some pics when I figure out how to get them off my phone.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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i was thinking about doing mine in harley davidson rootbeer, but i like the vintage brown vibe of the original. sorry i don 't have the original paint code.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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Airstream has the paint codes online.

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...c78db5c5de.pdf

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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'77 vs '78 Argosy paint colors

We had a '77 side by side with a '78 Argosy as we tried to determine which to sell and which to restore. We ended up restoring the '78, painting the exterior following BOATDOC's instructions here on the Forum, and we touched up the '77 with left-over paint to sell it... You can see from the photos the '77 is very dark brown originally, and the '78 is lighter (look at the steps and see the original vs the new paint) and the touch up is lighter, but not bad-- we used Pettit EasyPoxy Off White and Brightwork Brown marine paint using brushes, rollers and pads with wonderful results.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:38 AM   #5
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Painting a 1978 Argosy Minuet -Details

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We had a '77 side by side with a '78 Argosy as we tried to determine which to sell and which to restore. We ended up restoring the '78, painting the exterior following BOATDOC's instructions here on the Forum, and we touched up the '77 with left-over paint to sell it... You can see from the photos the '77 is very dark brown originally, and the '78 is lighter (look at the steps and see the original vs the new paint) and the touch up is lighter, but not bad-- we used Pettit EasyPoxy Off White and Brightwork Brown marine paint using brushes, rollers and pads with wonderful results.
I have a 1978 Minuet I desire to repaint and since you have done it, (and it looks great by the way), would yous share a few more details?
How did you prep the old paint? Did you sand to bare metal.... sand or soda blast or what? The rivet joints and window seems would seem to be difficult to prep. Did you use any primer? Did you prep the steel end caps differently than the aluminum?
I have read the Pettit website and the product sounds great, but posting questions there has yielded mix answers.
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