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Old 03-15-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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Bumper Paint

I recently had to straighten the bumper on my 86 Soveriegn (after I hit it with the mower). Well, now the bumper needs a new coat of gray paint. Is there a special Airstream bumper paint I should use or can I get by with a $5.00 can of paint from one of the big box stores?

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Old 03-15-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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I recently had to straighten the bumper on my 86 Soveriegn (after I hit it with the mower). Well, now the bumper needs a new coat of gray paint. Is there a special Airstream bumper paint I should use or can I get by with a $5.00 can of paint from one of the big box stores?

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Get the hardware store Metallic Charcoal.

Airstream has it at almost 4 times the price of other stores, but it's an exact color match.

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Greg, how did you straighten the bumper?
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My buddy has a press that we secured the bent end into (about the last 16 inches of the curb side end). Then we were able to use the leverage of the rest of the bumper to pull it straight. Kinda crude but it worked well. I just need to put some new paint on it now. Any idea what a replacement bumper would cost?

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What was the orginal bumper color on a 1966 Tradewind? For that matter what was the color of the tonque? The same?

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Wally world sells a charcoal grey that is more than acceptable to do the job. I saw one that had been painted with it and didn't know it wasn't original.
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My buddy has a press that we secured the bent end into (about the last 16 inches of the curb side end). Then we were able to use the leverage of the rest of the bumper to pull it straight. Kinda crude but it worked well. I just need to put some new paint on it now. Any idea what a replacement bumper would cost?

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A new polished aluminum bumper costs over $350.00, plus shipping.

Many owners like the polished look instead of painted.

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Get the hardware store Metallic Charcoal.

Airstream has it at almost 4 times the price of other stores, but it's an exact color match.

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Hi Andy, I have been looking or this paint to do some touch up; do you mean RO brand?
I found MACHINE CHARCOAL
But cannor find Metallic Charcoal.

Am I looking at the wrong brand?

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