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Old 09-20-2013, 10:20 PM   #15
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It's really beautiful. The original color was as well though.

Maybe you can call it the Polished Turd? :-)

Seriously, just beautiful!! Nicely done!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #16
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I still think you should name it the "Argstream"! Ed
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #17
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That is awesome. Remodel & painting an Argosy is something I dream of.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:16 AM   #18
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Wow !

Hi, just have to say what a awsome job you/paint shop have done with your Argosy.

Well done, cheers
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:21 AM   #19
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That looks just GREAT!! You set the bar high for Argosy paint jobs.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:32 AM   #20
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Wow, that really turned out nice. That is what I was going to do to my Argosy, but I sold it to another Air member, he is going to go all original with it. I think that will look good too.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:42 AM   #21
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If you want to save money the Interlux Brightside one part polyurethane paints are ok also, just not as durable in the long run.

I will post a picture if I can figure out how to do that.
I was on the interlux site and noticed a primer for less than perfect paint, such as chipped or cracked that should be used before applying the top coat/finish. Do you know if, when applied, it actually covers these chips and cracks? Is it best to just bite the bullet and strip the current finish?

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Old 05-27-2014, 09:26 PM   #22
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So who did you go with and how much did it end up costing? Did you do the caulking after the paint? Here are a few of my suggestions on a new name, I was thinking 'Steeling it' Wikipedia suggests that 'Flotilla' may be a good name. How about 'Stayin Silver' or 'The Steel Tiger' I want to do my 1976 24' Argosy the same color as you did because your trailer looks great or maybe the same color as my 2013 Dodge diesel grey but then again it is a '76' so I may have to do a red white and blue theme, I can't decide yet.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:56 PM   #23
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It's great!
I would like to do something similar with mine but dont trust myself to do it well. Think your guy wants some more work? l
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:05 PM   #24
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HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF DOING THE COMPLETE OUTSIDE OF A ARGOSY IN RHINO LINER like in the bed of a pickup ? pros/ cons/ thoughts?
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:42 PM   #25
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HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF DOING THE COMPLETE OUTSIDE OF A ARGOSY IN RHINO LINER like in the bed of a pickup ? pros/ cons/ thoughts?
Heavy, and Ugly... well you asked for my thoughts!
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:49 PM   #26
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:51 PM   #27
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You would be amazed at how good you can make a rattle can spray job look on an Argosy. Certainly not the beautiful job posted in the photos earlier in the thread, complete with clear coat, but pretty acceptable in my eyes.

I have done most of my '74 Argosy with Krylon rattle can spray paint. Lots of very thin coats is the way to go, and paint only on low humidity days in the mid 70's but not in the sun.

Yes, a lot of cans of paint, but even 40 o4 50 cans at $4 a can is under $200 for the paint. 100 cans would be around $400.

Again, my results are good in my eyes, not new car gloss quality of course, but no one has ever looked at my Argosy and said it was ugly, or needed a paint job. Maybe they are just being nice though....
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:46 PM   #28
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Silver Bullet. looks great!
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