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Old 09-19-2016, 11:18 AM   #1
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Airstream Letters Need Some Work

I got the Bambi waxed yesterday and the letters on the back are a mess. They appear to have some sort of blistering on the vinyl coating. I would like to paint them a glossy black. My question is, has anyone done this, and what might be the best product to do so.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:02 AM   #2
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Can anyone tell me how these letters are attached and the difficulty of removing and replacing them if I can find replacement.
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:04 AM   #3
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Lettering

Most lettering today is a Sign Vinyl. And there are different grades of vinyl. Difference being longevity in weather. Adhesive backing. It is dark here or I would go look at mine. Funny how the letters never registered on my old brain. I have 2 cutters both made by Graphtec. I have taken them to rallies and done some cutting. Had to stop because I had no time for events. Small cutters are not that expensive and can do a lot. Silhouette Cutter is made by Graphtec and good for its size. Have a 24 inch also Graphtec. Have used a Heat Gun to remove some lettering.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:01 AM   #4
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Our AIRSTREAM lettering looked awful, too. We had the decals, front and back, replaced at dealer in NC. New ones are black, they look great. The decals were $22.95 each, plus tax. Airstream labor charge was about $150.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. These letters are not the decals, rather the thick letters on the curved back of our trailer, over the back window. Our trailer is a 2000 Bambi. I wonder if you have had any experience with these.

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Airstream Letters

I just painted my side signs which are Aluminum. The front and back are simply glued on. I had to do some repair work in the front and. Back. Here is a pic of the painted signs. Just sanded, painted, and clear coated.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:23 PM   #7
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Here is the Final Installed...Should be the same process with your Letters ....Difference is Incredible....Cheers...
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:53 PM   #8
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They look beautiful! I think I might try painting our letters.
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I recently noticed the same thing with the letters on our '01 Excella. I'll probably try and remove and paint them also. Any ideas on where to find the closest blue color.
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