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Old 08-20-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Advice for AS with top painted

Our recently purchase Airstream, 87 34 Excella, we have learned has had the top painted previously. The sides are in great shape but the top is dingy/black. I would like some advice on having the top repainted vs restored to the orginal condition.
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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Welcome.. I would recommend painting it white ... it does help keep the trailer cooler and it does not show that much from the ground..
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:57 PM   #3
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There is an elastomeric white paint made for mobile homes that probably would work . It is designed to reflect UV/ heat anf will expand with the metal. I'm not sure of a product name but it's easy to find.
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:07 PM   #4
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The top of our 2005 Safari 25' is painted white. We purchased it new and asuume that it came that way from the factory.
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:41 PM   #5
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I have the roof on my 77 painted white. It helped keep it cooler. You should find a good aluminum primer and then a flexible gloss white enamel. Properly prepared this type of paint job should last at least 8 years.
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Hi tslanier--Try pressure washing the roof to get rid of the black. My previously black roof came out great. Even if you do paint it you will want to clean it as paint will not stick to dirt.--Frank S
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