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Old 09-12-2003, 01:05 PM   #1
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Metallic Gray Paint Code?

Does anyone have a paint code for the metallic gray paint used on the lower panels of the 80s (86 in particular) classic motorhomes.

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Old 09-12-2003, 05:31 PM   #2
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Metallic Gray Paint Code!

I got the answer from Rod at Airstream Customer Service (937-596-6111) within 1 hour of calling and leaving a message (at 3PM on a Friday afternoon) - these people are great!

The answer is:

1980 to 1987 Airstream motorhomes and trailers
Metallic Gray
DuPont Centari 44146-A

But, if you only need a touch up, a 12 oz spray can is available from Airstream for $15.53 (part # 360151).

Hope this is of help to someone else out there.


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Old 09-12-2003, 05:51 PM   #3
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You can also take that paint code to most any body shop that uses Dupont paints to mix up a 6 oz bottle of it - usually runs around $5 unless of course you have been a frequent customer - then usually they will do it complimentary.
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Old 09-12-2003, 06:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for finding this out. All of the grey paint on my 345 is shot and needs a strip and re-spray. Its way down on my list of things to fix, repair and improve but I'm glad to know what the exact color should be.
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Old 09-12-2003, 07:40 PM   #5
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This may be a rumor, but I have also heard that the toolbox gray that Sears sells to repaint their OEM toolboxes is close if not the same color. I think it runs 5-7 bucks a can.

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Old 09-13-2003, 08:31 PM   #6
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Try Walmart for Duplicolor code T183W about $2.50 for rattle can. Match for 1988 Excella frame and bottom panel

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Old 09-16-2003, 08:16 AM   #7
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toolbox gray from sears is a very close match

I've used it. Nice quality paint. I recommend.

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