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Old 08-25-2002, 09:53 PM   #1
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blue trim molding

I was looking for new trim molding for my 1975 25 ft. Land Yacht. The original was airstream blue and I would like to replace it but have looked at local RV store and online, not had any luck. Anyone know where to find that color ? And any tips on how to replaced the trim molding on their airstream?
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Old 08-25-2002, 09:58 PM   #2
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Old 08-26-2002, 11:33 AM   #3
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Hi Larry,

I was toying with the same idea, and here is what the forum came up with when I posted a few month ago:
Inland RV or Airstream dealers have the blue trim moulding. It can be purchased in rolls, and it was very pricey when I checked into it. It also comes in the narrow and wide sizes needed for the different trim pieces.
You can paint the trim, and the paint code given to me was Rustoleum royal blue, I believe. I bought a pint of the paint, but had not had time to apply it.
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Blue Trim Decals

Has anyone checked with www.AirstreamDreams.com for these? Because, I need part of mine replaced...
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Old 10-05-2002, 12:22 AM   #5
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Blue trim...

I just had all the blue trim replaced on my 1975 Overlander at C&G in Bellflower. They called it "Beltline" and "Rubrail" - there are two stripes at mid-level and one stripe at the floor line. Cost was about $200.00 materials and 1 hour labor. It really makes a difference and makes the trailer look sharp.

I must say, however, that the blue paint also works and you can't tell the difference from 20 feet away (in the dark) <G>
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Old 10-05-2002, 04:41 AM   #6
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Unhappy Phil's Blue Trim

(Here I am asking...I'm the WORST at this)...but here goes...

Could you post us a photo of yours?

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Old 10-05-2002, 04:50 AM   #7
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Bellflower

Phil...
another question please...$200 isn't that bad...(ME who's on a 'shoestring' LOL)..
but, really, I don't consider it that much for what it would obviously do for the appearance and ego-builder that you would have when done....
But, I would really appreciate a URL (link) (where you get it) dropped into your post...could you do that?

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Old 10-05-2002, 04:56 AM   #8
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Bellflower is WHERE?

like, I don't know what State you're even in...
I'm in Washington near the British Columbia Border...

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and btw..e: AIRSTREAM DEALERS...in the Northwest
.Langley BC is closer to a lot of Washingtonians than Great American RV in FIFE is...

Langley is a TOTAL Airstream Dealer,,,just across the Border at Sumas Washington near Abbotsford, B.C.

...whereas the one in Fife just has Airstreams "ALONG WITH" other models (not much 'pride' or 'specialty' in that.
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Old 10-05-2002, 08:00 AM   #9
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Blue trim...

C&G in Bellflower: cgtrailer@aol.com (562) 634-6286
Rod and Darlene Beltrans

They don't have a website. They are a full service Airstream repair/service center in So.Cal., near Long Beach. They've been there since 1964. I understand the father of the current owner worked for Airstream in LA in the 40s, 50s, and early 60s.

I tried to post photos once, too, and it wouldn't work. In any case, I do not have photos with the new trim. I'll take more photos next weekend when we go on our Maiden Voyage, and try to post again.
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Decals

Thanks...I really look forward to seeing it
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Old 10-06-2002, 02:12 PM   #11
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Effective September 30th, 2002, the price of the rub rail and belt line molding insert vinyl, as predicted, HAS DRAMATICALLY BEEN REDUCED!!!!
However, the only color available is blue and in 50 foot rolls only.
You can find them in our parts sale list of our website (inlandrv.com) as part numbers 70494, 70506 and 70530.
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Decal by the roll

I checked out what you said was on sale (by the roll)...Blue trim, 1/2 inch and 1-1/4 inch. I don't know where this would go...I have a decal that is about 6 inches wide that goes around the entire 'girth' of the A/S. It is sunbaked/soap damaged, and cracking a little. THIS is what I want to replace; I looked through the list of your parts and got dizzy trying to find it.

Can you see the trim on the picture (my logo).?

I'd love to get some of this on sale...
(and order when I get the Walbernize,,,since shipping isn't cheap....ahem ahem! !

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Old 10-07-2002, 09:26 AM   #13
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The center section of your excella does not have "vinyl insert." The material you do have is "blue vinyl-clad." Same material as inside the trailer, but in blue.
That material has not been available for years.
However, you can remove it by taking the moldings off, and then painting it any color you choose. I would not suggest that you paint the vinyl, as it is outside and exposed to the sun. The problem with what you have is that it was plasticoated. If you attempt to remove it, you will ruin the vinyl.


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CAT,
I certainly can't speak for InlandRV but, I was looking for the same thing for my'SILVER TURTLE' this past summer at A/S. Nothing but,"bits and pieces" left over. I'm planning on taking pictures of mine and, having a decal shop reproduce it. It should be replaced using 'material' that'll last~ I can't say for now what it's gonna cost or what material will be used.
I wanted the name 'Sovereign' as well..If anyone has a lead. Plse drop me a note or email me at:
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