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Old 10-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #15
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On one I had it was already painted horribly...so I sanded it all down and striped over it with vinyl. I have used primer before painting but on my present 66 Overlander the stripes are skinny and small, so I used spray paint masked out.

Here is the one that had the bad blue paint...redone in vinyl

I am going to attempt to apply the blue stripe decal. I need advice. It is self adhesive?


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Old 10-26-2014, 11:29 AM   #16
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I order a few feet of out of doors decal 385626. To see what it might be like to apply. Haven't received it yet.



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Old 10-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #17
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Vinyl is easier to apply and will likely outlast automotive paints. It is self adhering right to the aluminum skin. The only question is finding the color you want.

I went with black as it matches my TV.

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Old 10-26-2014, 05:57 PM   #18
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Vinyl is easier to apply and will likely outlast automotive paints. It is self adhering right to the aluminum skin. The only question is finding the color you want.

I went with black as it matches my TV.

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Old 10-26-2014, 06:22 PM   #19
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David, thanks so much. I hope I am up to the challenge. Appreciate your advice


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Old 10-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #20
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The black is awesome!!!
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:06 PM   #21
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Vinyl is easier to apply and will likely outlast automotive paints. It is self adhering right to the aluminum skin. The only question is finding the color you want.

I went with black as it matches my TV.

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Is that vinyl on the lower trim pieces too? Where did you get it? Cut to fit?
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Hi bambitex: The black in the lower molding is just the rubber material that fits inside the "rub rail" molding. I got mine from the Airstream store. It is actually dark grey, but close enough. It is a cinch to install, it just tucks inside the molding grooves.

The vinyl stripe I applied was purchased on line. I don't remember the supplier, but it is readily available in various widths, lengths, colors and quality levels. I had to remove the two smaller "rub rail" moldings top and bottom of the old vinyl stripe. Lots of pop rivets drilled out. I had to remove the old, faded "wood grain" vinyl. I finally used Aircraft Stripper (carefully) and that bubbled up the vinyl and I scraped it off. I cleaned the aluminum and applied the new vinyl. It was already cut to the right width, and comes with an adhesive backing. I admit I achieved a couple of wrinkles. I popped the air bubbles with a pin.

I put the small molding back in place. It did make a significant cosmetic improvement to our old Limited.

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Is that vinyl on the lower trim pieces too? Where did you get it? Cut to fit?
I used 3M tape. You can get this at local stores that supply the car paint & body repair industry - We have FinishMaster in Augusta, Ga. You would be surprised what they have for redoing airstreams versus big box hardware stores.

My only issue is durability in direct sun. My trailer sits with curb side to the south. Lots of direct sun. After two years the blue strip has cracked every 4-5 feet. Will probably need replaced in another year or two, Road side (shown is fine).

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I use plasti dip spray paint cans on some trailers I work on, just use masking tape on both sides and spray light coats if you over spray it's ok it rubs off it looks good and is cheap
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