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Old 12-27-2009, 07:41 AM   #15
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For infilling small script areas you might want to visit your hobby shop for a needle bottle applicator. I use these for putter customizing. Very precise application.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:48 AM   #16
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Nice work! My 65 Amb. has a black background on the front and rear AIRSTREAM plates.Anyone know if this is correct?My ID plate (near door with the biker pulling an AS) has a blue field.It has a thin gold frame around it.These look original but thought the front and rear were blue.
It's been "gussied up". The background of the front and rear nameplates was blue, and I've never seen a factory-applied gold frame around the ID plate.
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #17
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It's been "gussied up". The background of the front and rear nameplates was blue, and I've never seen a factory-applied gold frame around the ID plate.
Terry,the blue could be so old it looks black.The frame is just a thin brass/gold surround about1/16 in. diameter.I also saw the same thing on the restored 65 Amb on the VintageAirstream Photo Archives site.Steve
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:47 PM   #18
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When painting Airstream emblems, is it best to paint them on the trailer, or removed from the trailer? I removed from the trailer, what is the reommended way of re-affixing the emblem(s) to the trailer?
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:00 PM   #19
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When painting Airstream emblems, is it best to paint them on the trailer, or removed from the trailer? I removed from the trailer, what is the reommended way of re-affixing the emblem(s) to the trailer?
I think it's best to leave the emblems on the trailer rather than remove them. I've had no problems working on the emblems and lettering while they're attached.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:33 AM   #20
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The script emblem(Ambassador) by the door is attached by 5 pins going through the skin and attached with speed clips.I want to restore this piece.Does anyone know what this material is and can it be polished or plated?It appears to be like the emblems of the 60's automobiles that were some sort of metal with a plastic chrome layer on top.
Anyone ever restore this item?
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:47 AM   #21
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When painting Airstream emblems, is it best to paint them on the trailer, or removed from the trailer? I removed from the trailer, what is the reommended way re-affixing the emblem(s) to the trailer?

I removed the emblems on my 85 Sovereign, drilled out the rivets, 1/8".

Very much easier to work on, off the AS. I stripped the old paint off, wire brushed then painted with Rustoleum Royal Blue. I reinstalled them with standard 1/8 rivets. Caulked the rivet holes with Silaflex. I must admit came out really good. I did this with suggestions from other threads!
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:17 AM   #22
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Steve.....there is a custom chrome and polish shop in Gainsville (Texas) by the airport...they can restore that emblem for you. They love anything shuney.

I really like those brass surrounds on the emblems.....you should get a picture up here....folks here would appreciate them....maybe even remember the origins.

Go the the TEXAS VINTAGE RALLY>
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:52 AM   #23
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Robin,
I am going to the Vintage Rally,but I am too far into the AS to finish and take it down there.I will get a hotel and at least meet everyone and attend the festivities!
I will be in Slidell manana and will post a picture of the brass surround.It is also on the AIRSTREAM plates front and back.
Thanks for the tip on the plating shop.Steve
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:11 PM   #24
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Steve.....there is a custom chrome and polish shop in Gainsville (Texas) by the airport...they can restore that emblem for you. They love anything shuney.

I really like those brass surrounds on the emblems.....you should get a picture up here....folks here would appreciate them....maybe even remember the origins.

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Here are the pics of the emblems with the brass surrounds.The restored 65 on the Vintage Archives site has them too.Maybe a special International trim that year?Not sure what this oval emblem is.
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Thanks for your information on how to paint up the emblems. I also have a oval emblem and have wondered what it's about. I need to get out and look at it again.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #26
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I really like the script emblems. Airstream stopped using them after 1965. I restored my serial number plate and had to use an exacto knife to remove the paint from the Airsteam and the bicycle guy. It was very tedious and I'm glad I only had to do it once.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:18 AM   #27
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The oval emblem indicates that the trailer was built according to the construction and safety standards of the day as certified by the industry trade group, the "Mobile Home Manufacturers Association". That group later split into the Manufactured Housing Institute for stationary factory built housing and the RVIA for the houses that roll.

I cleaned mine, painted the background black and clearcoated it. Don't know if that's actually correct but I thought it looked better than when I started.

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Old 01-31-2010, 04:57 PM   #28
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Beautiful work on the emblems Sheridan and Diesel. Both look really nice!
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