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Old 09-27-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Advice and opinions on painting blue stripes

Is it possible to paint the blue stripes to match the TV? Is it sacrilegious? .
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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As one of the guys at P&S trailer service told me, you buy an Airstream and make it your own. That said, how long will you keep your TV and it may effect the resale value.

Nice trailer, good year great size.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:37 AM   #3
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I'd recommend vinyl stripes.

That way you can do whatever you want, like big giant letters and if you want, remove them later.

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Old 09-27-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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The TV is new and here to stay. We plan on keeping Virginia for the long run as well. I've tried to read up on painting decals, primer is important I think. Painting the skinny little stripes will be tough!! Click image for larger version

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Old 09-27-2014, 11:20 PM   #5
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When the bland silver rub rail material on my '14 goes bad (and it will) I plan to replace it with blue which I think looks very very good with Airstream silver. Airstream used it for years and it always looked nice.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:59 PM   #6
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So the stripe would be gray with the silver accent, like the truck? I think it would look classy. Go for it! I'm not partial to the blue stripe, anyway.

Got a good side shot of truck & trailer? Maybe somebody here could photoshop the stripe so you could see how it looks?
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I have thought of doing the opposite- the Airstream blue stripe and Classic logo on my tow vehicle.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #8
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I would lean towards BoldAdventures solution - and use a vinyl solution. Along this theme I've had good luck with 3M ScotchCal striping tapes. Available in lots of colors and widths. You might get lucky and find OEM striping. These tapes are usually readily available from automotive paint supply shops. some brochures available at:

http://3mcollision.com/media/documen..._Card_2010.pdf

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Old 09-28-2014, 08:02 AM   #9
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I have done both..painted the striping and used vinyl. I prefer vinyl, but with masking tape and spray paint you can easily paint. I found vinyl boat striping on EBAY for cheap and it looked great.. Matched my awning colors.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:44 AM   #10
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Great. Thank you. Did you prime? My awning will not match but the color we are owing is pretty neutral so I think it will be fine. It should look sharp going down the road for sure! We just painted the air conditioner and vent covers!! Love them.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:49 AM   #11
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We are thinking just a bit darker than the truck. I've never been crazy about the blue and it is super faded but in pretty good shape.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:13 PM   #12
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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
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #13
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Oh I love the after!!!
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Awesome !
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