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Old 07-19-2008, 11:46 PM   #1
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Airstream Original Trim Paint Color

I am restoring a 1960 Airstream '18 footer' to as close to original as possible. This trailer has some window trim and rain guards, bumper and hitch painted what looks now like a faded grey. The paint that hasn't been exposed to sunlight looks either very dark grey or black. Does anyone know what the original color was?
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and congratulation on your first post.
As far as I know the window trip and drip trip should all be unpainted aluminum. The hitch was a silver/gray. Here is a link to several pictures that might help:
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:10 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

I think everything is aluminum in color except for a tiny bit of Airstream Blue on the banana belt and the Airstream logo on the trailer. You might check out the archives at Vintage Airstream...

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Anyone know where you can buy a pint of the Airstream Blue? I want to repaint the 'Airstream' nameplate letters, etc....I guess there's always the MotherShip HQ's...
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Anyone know where you can buy a pint of the Airstream Blue? I want to repaint the 'Airstream' nameplate letters, etc....I guess there's always the MotherShip HQ's...

Rustoleum "Royal Blue" is as close as most have been able to get. I used it to restore my nameplates, and they turned out great.

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Thanks...I'll take a look at the Royal Blue...I tried to mix something close but didn't get close...
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See the following posts for how mine turned out:

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Welcome to the forums and congratulation on your first post.
As far as I know the window trip and drip trip should all be unpainted aluminum. The hitch was a silver/gray. Here is a link to several pictures that might help:
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Thanks Richard. The trailer has never had any work done on it and the paint looks so old and faded I am having a hard time imagining that it isn't original. I do recall seeing one trailer with painted trim (other than Airstream blue) many years ago, so I think I'm on the right track. I have a few 'posts' on other Airstream sites and am hoping someone can give me a definitive answer.
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