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Old 06-29-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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Help with Finish on 1987 Excella 1000

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My father in law needs some help and I don't know what to tell him. He has a 1987 Excella 1000 and the clearcoat on the top (above the middle molding) is failing. He stripped the remainder of the clearcoat from the top side yesterday and the metal beneath is VERY shiny. My question is this, did the clear on the late 80's Airstreams have something in it to dull the finish and result in the dulled aluminum appearance? He said after stripping it that the stripped areas are almost as bright as my 79' and mine is polished! Hope you can help me out. Thanks.
-Don
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Guys,
My father in law needs some help and I don't know what to tell him. He has a 1987 Excella 1000 and the clearcoat on the top (above the middle molding) is failing. He stripped the remainder of the clearcoat from the top side yesterday and the metal beneath is VERY shiny. My question is this, did the clear on the late 80's Airstreams have something in it to dull the finish and result in the dulled aluminum appearance? He said after stripping it that the stripped areas are almost as bright as my 79' and mine is polished! Hope you can help me out. Thanks.
-Don
There are many posts on this subject.

Briefly, the clearcoat lasts 5 to 6 years, no matter what, once it's been exposed to the sun.

The clearcoat itself, in time, takes on a opaque appearance, therefore when you remove it, the shiney metal reappears.

To strip the top of the trailer, is sort of a waste of time, since the entire trailer has dead paint on it. The reason the top peels first, is because the top gets hotter and it flexes more.

The best thing to do, without kidding yourself, is to refinish the entire trailer, and be done with it.

Andy
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Andy!! I passed it on to him and now we know which way to proceed. -Don
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