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Old 09-21-2007, 09:59 PM   #15
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Curious to know when you will put the banana wraps on. What colour will they be?


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Old 09-21-2007, 10:21 PM   #16
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Nice paint job. I didn't think a roller job would look that good.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:10 PM   #17
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...Any chance of posting some more painting tips on the forum? What size/type of roller did you use? Did you tip it off? If so, with what type of brush....
Great request. I second the request!

PLEASE . . . bestow upon us all your painting tips and 20/20 hindsight-insight. My husband is toying with the roller idea just from reading your thread. The soon to be ours Argosy may be getting a paint job more quickly than I anticipated!

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:50 AM   #18
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Curious to know when you will put the banana wraps on. What colour will they be?


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Hi Sergei; I was going to form the banana wraps on the English Wheel but that would take a lot of time so I took the easy way out and purchased them in plastic. They will be installed last perhaps in February. They will be painted with Pettit Easypoxy in Burgundy color to match the anodized belly wrap. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:53 AM   #19
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Great request. I second the request!

PLEASE . . . bestow upon us all your painting tips and 20/20 hindsight-insight. My husband is toying with the roller idea just from reading your thread. The soon to be ours Argosy may be getting a paint job more quickly than I anticipated!

Thanks so much for posting.

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Hi Allie; I have posted first half of the process under Exterior Sub forums. It is titled " Painting Argosy made affordable. Thanks "Boatdoc"
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:23 AM   #20
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Boatdoc...was wondering why did you use an epoxy ? and not a high quality ceramic house paint ?
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:09 AM   #21
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Boatdoc...was wondering why did you use an epoxy ? and not a high quality ceramic house paint ?
Hi Rollerboy;
Ceramic paints have few drawbacks if applied on the Airstream. They are very hard. Skins flex and move with changing temps which requires flexibility and certain amount of stretch. They are designed to adhere to more subtle surfaces and specific grains. The most critical, is the eventually dulled by UV's surface. Also, waxes do not easily aadhere to the ceramic finishes.
On the other hand Epoxy has an excellent bonding Quality if the base is properly bonded to bare metal via Vinyl acid etching primer. Lighter colors are even more so UV resistant. Fresh epoxy paint should not be waxed for at least two months to allow the coating to evaporate certain components in the paint which were necessary to liquefy it for application. Last is the wanted shine of the surface and ease of cleaning off the road dust which epoxies easily shed. Thanks "Boatdoc"
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:22 AM   #22
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Hey BD,

Nice to see you posting again. I can't believe how nice the Argy looks! And who would have thought it would get that way with a roller !


Ya learn sumpin' new ev'ry day! GREAT JOB and super choice of colors!!
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:09 PM   #23
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Boatdoc,


Again out of curiosity, who is the source for the plastic banana wraps?

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Old 09-23-2007, 01:24 PM   #24
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Again out of curiosity, who is the source for the plastic banana wraps?

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Hi Sergei; Airstrean stocks them. I got my through Out of Doors Mart. 866-636-2267 but Andy can supply you with them. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:00 PM   #25
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Im obviously working too much in isolation up here north of the border.

Wondering if I could just paint my Argosy with a roller - while others were already doing it . My neighbor Vince helping tap out, fill and sand down my old banana wraps when all the while I could have bought new, smooth plastic ones ..

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.. Just a couple of the several things I learned of too late or wish Id done differently. .


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Great work Boat Doc. Your Argosy looks great.

There was a posting on one of the Chrysler sub forums a while back (hot rodders etc) where cars were done with roller and I believe in one case, the one the fellow had taken a ton of pictures to show, they happened to use Sherwin Williams automotive paint. After it was painted for about a week they did a final sand to get it all cleaned up. The one I saw they did the 67 or about that year Plymouth Satellite in the driveway so it had a few bugs and things in it. They did the light final sand of the paint with I believe 2,000 grit paper, then a real good final polish, and it looked extremely nice. As good as a mid-range paint job at a body shop for sure. I know of a fellow who did a '50 Ford F1 half ton and used the marine version of Sherwin Williams automotive paint, a roller, and when he was done it looked outstanding. That truck was a daily driver and used hard and the paint looked good for a long time, at least 10 years. I believe his total cost was under $300, but I also know the cost of paint has gone up quite a bit since then.

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Old 09-24-2007, 02:03 AM   #27
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Im obviously working too much in isolation up here north of the border.

Wondering if I could just paint my Argosy with a roller - while others were already doing it . My neighbor Vince helping tap out, fill and sand down my old banana wraps when all the while I could have bought new, smooth plastic ones ..

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.. Just a couple of the several things I learned of too late or wish Id done differently. .


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Do not go on thinking you are alone in making mistakes. Everyone else has that privilege and so do I. "Boatdoc"
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