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Old 06-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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What's the best fix for the black airstream letters peeling on my 2004 Bambi? (Both front and back) Are they glued on?
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Hi cutterbug. The plushy soft plastic AIRSTREAM letters? Is this what awaits us all? I believe they are applied from a sheet and have a tape-like adhesive.

Has your '04 been stored inside or outside?
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All my lettering turned "Pink"!

They used to be gold.. so I am told. The friendly airstream dealer told me its about $600+ to replace all the lettering. So now I call it salmon colored. Im good with that.

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There is a certain amount of moisture in Vinyl cutouts...when the moisture gets up and leaves, then the edges will begin to tell you so. Same thing happens with a roll of masking tape at its edge on the roll. There is no fix that I know of for now other than to replace them.
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All my lettering turned "Pink"!

They used to be gold.. so I am told. The friendly airstream dealer told me its about $600+ to replace all the lettering. So now I call it salmon colored. Im good with that.

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Hi, I think the trailers with the "Pink" letters are girls.
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$600+...all ting's AS are $$$$

AC cover cracked all over the place, was going to replace with aftermarket, called AS parts, decals cost as much as new cover....fiberglass all the cracks, paint a nice blue stripe around bottom edge to help hide repair, na, na, na, na, na, na... ASP
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Hi, I think the trailers with the "Pink" letters are girls.

Ha ha.. I will deal with you at the next rally mr.
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$600+...all ting's AS are $$$$

AC cover cracked all over the place, was going to replace with aftermarket, called AS parts, decals cost as much as new cover....fiberglass all the cracks, paint a nice blue stripe around bottom edge to help hide repair, na, na, na, na, na, na... ASP
Hi, my A/C shroud was cracking so after a few searches, I ordered a new one from "ICON -Direct". This one has a limited lifetime warranty and they say it will be the last one that you will ever buy. It is made out of a different kind of plastic, actually thinner. The shape is slightly different, but a perfect fit. I ordered mine through E-bay. I was going to save my original shroud, but it broke more just putting it in the box and removing it. I started to cut it up with an electric saw, but it just crumbled. I ended up breaking it into small pieces with my bare hands to put it in my trash can. For the $105.00 for a new shroud, I think you should replace yours too.
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Bob,

Did you paint it, or is that how it came? Looks great.

Maybe instead of replacing the AS decal, I'll go with a nice "Cloudsplitter" one from the sign shop....30 bucks for the pair.

When we first got our trailer I had the normal black tank vent leak.
While up there I noticed both the skylight cracks and the AC shroud cracks.

Guess JC figger's we never go up there on our PDI any way.
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Hi, Robert. My A/C shroud came as it looks, white. They also have them in black. I just went to their site and it is $99.50, but I ordered mine from them through E-bay. I thought about putting AIRSTREAM letters on each side, but I like it plain. The pictures are of my original A/C shroud and only show one of the cracks.
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Bobstream....my unit is stored under cover....20x30 shelter open sides. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet sooner or later and buy letters....either that.....let the little puffy letters go and have a professional paint them on once and for all.
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You could let them fall off. Everybody knows it is an Airstream.

If the black letters turn to pink, does that mean the trailer had a sex change operation?

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You could let them fall off. Everybody knows it is an Airstream.

If the black letters turn to pink, does that mean the trailer had a sex change operation?

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Rumor has it they were gold to begin with but... maybe...
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What's the best fix for the black airstream letters peeling on my 2004 Bambi? (Both front and back) Are they glued on?
We got a little tube of something at AutoZone, especially made for decals, etc. It worked fine. We eventually had to replace them, ordered a set from JC and off we went.

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