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Old 10-12-2011, 05:57 AM   #15
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Griot's Paint Sealant... (8oz=5 times w/some left)

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Thank you both for your reply. I think I am going to make an offer today on the AS and maybe I'll be an Airstreamer again soon!
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:10 PM   #17
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I will be polishing for the first time this year and have already found out that P&S will not clearcoat a trailer that they don't polish.

It looks like I will be waxing over the polished aluminum, has anyone tried a good quality carnuba wax? Thanks.
Well good to know that I cant just get clear coat at P&S. It had occurred to me to have them do just that after we polish.The quote for them to do the 'works' on our 34' was between 6-9k dollars. Definitely not intrested in spending that. Now we will research doing the clear coat ourselves and if we dont find anything we will go with the carnuba wax. We are interested to see how your trailer turns out. Have you heard of Alodine 1001? It sounds like it would work but as yet, I haven't found anyone that has experience to share for airstream application.
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Well good to know that I cant just get clear coat at P&S. It had occurred to me to have them do just that after we polish.The quote for them to do the 'works' on our 34' was between 6-9k dollars. Definitely not intrested in spending that. Now we will research doing the clear coat ourselves and if we dont find anything we will go with the carnuba wax. We are interested to see how your trailer turns out. Have you heard of Alodine 1001? It sounds like it would work but as yet, I haven't found anyone that has experience to share for airstream application.
If you can spray paint, you can do the clear coat yourself.

Alodine, is not a good idea, since it contains an acid.

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Andy is the spray paint clear coat similar to factory plasti-coat? What is the brand and where can I get it?

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Griot's Paint Sealant... (8oz=5 times w/some left)

I've not found anything that looks better or lasts longer...
Just ordered some. Appreciate the recommendation. Guess I will see what it can do for my old beat up rig...
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Andy is the spray paint clear coat similar to factory plasti-coat? What is the brand and where can I get it?

Thanks for your help.
The new type "clearcoat" replaces the old material.

However, the newest clearcoat, is a 2 part mixture.

It's only available from Airstream or an Airstream parts stocking dealer.

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Old 10-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #22
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The new type "clearcoat" replaces the old material.

However, the newest clearcoat, is a 2 part mixture.

It's only available from Airstream or an Airstream parts stocking dealer.

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Andy,

Since the new panels are pre-coated from Alcoa is it just the Service Center thats using the new clearcoat? Do they even have a booth to do the older ones?

I've got a 4" square thats lifted off just below the curbside upper teardrop, trying to figure out how to smooth it out and blend it in.

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Andy,

Since the new panels are pre-coated from Alcoa is it just the Service Center thats using the new clearcoat? Do they even have a booth to do the older ones?

I've got a 4" square thats lifted off just below the curbside upper teardrop, trying to figure out how to smooth it out and blend it in.

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Bob.

All you can do is use the spray can stuff from Airstream.

After it cures out, you can rub it with some white rubbing compound. That will help you blend it in as well as get rid of the over spray.

Be prepared however, that the edges of the old paint may "lift" when you apply the new paint.

Good luck.

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Old 10-15-2011, 06:44 AM   #24
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All you can do is use the spray can stuff from Airstream.

After it cures out, you can rub it with some white rubbing compound. That will help you blend it in as well as get rid of the over spray.

Be prepared however, that the edges of the old paint may "lift" when you apply the new paint.

Good luck.

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Andy,

Lifting edges....thats exactly what happened the other day when I attempted to at least get it covered before our latest trip. I knew it was going to be a temporary fix, and I used a Krylon clear, but I was surprised that it lifted the edges so much. At least it's up top and kind'a out of sight, time for some trial and error.

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Lifting edges....thats exactly what happened the other day when I attempted to at least get it covered before our latest trip. I knew it was going to be a temporary fix, and I used a Krylon clear, but I was surprised that it lifted the edges so much. At least it's up top and kind'a out of sight, time for some trial and error.

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Bob.

The solvents from the new paint, work their way underneath the edges of the old paint, causing the lifting.

The longer it takes for the new paint to cure, the greater the lifting, especially with dissimilar paints.

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The solvents from the new paint, work their way underneath the edges of the old paint, causing the lifting.

The longer it takes for the new paint to cure, the greater the lifting, especially with dissimilar paints.

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Andy,

A few years ago I tried some Thompson's water based stainless paint and clear on some filiform. It's turned out to be surprisingly durable. If we get some warm weather I may prep and give that a try. Maybe it won't have such an aggressive reaction.

Thank's Andy

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