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Old 10-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #43
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I'm wondering if it would be sacrilegious to change the blue color on the outside of our 73 international. Our tow vehicle is green and I think a bit of that same color on the rig would look good.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #44
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I always liked the ford blue that they painted their engines with.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:17 PM   #45
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Blue Paint works!

I used Rustoleum Royal Blue and it turned out great. I used Frog tape, make sure you take your time and get a good seal, remove immediately with a forward pulling motion to give a clean "cut". I did two coats on my 29' Ambassador and still have more than half the pint left.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:29 PM   #46
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Who cares if people don't care for your green paint?

FYI, I painted my trim RED.
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:44 AM   #47
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I think the stripe around the middle (bellyband?) of my '82 Excella is tape because it looks like cracked plastic. I'm good with using paint to replace, but what do I use to remove the existing blue product?
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #48
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That could be a painted vinyl strip and the blue paint is cracking and peeling away from the vinyl. The white stripes are a decal. If it is a vinyl strip, you can remove it and then paint the bare aluminum underneath. That's what I did with mine.


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Old 09-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #49
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Looks like mine. Blue paint with a darker blue pin stripe over that. I have not tackled that yet. I will probably go all paint instead of pin stripe tape over paint. I don't think I would use cheap spray paint considering the amount of work required.

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I will remove the vinyl. But how? Goo be gone or heat gun?
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:35 PM   #51
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You might try an iron with a wet rag under it to soften the glue. I expect paint stripper will get it off as well but use the gel kind so it does not drip into areas you don't want stripped.


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I thought the vinyl strip was either riveted or glued to the aluminum skin and that you had to remove the rub rail to remove it?


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Old 09-17-2014, 08:41 PM   #53
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Wow, that Rustoleum "paint" is messy. Appears more like varnish, but mine was aluminum color, for a different project. Just saying, be careful with drips and splatters.
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