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Old 08-03-2006, 09:05 PM   #15
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:18 PM   #16
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Janet,
Wally might have painted it white, but after a year or so been tired of the black streak disease. Any medium color should disguise dirt better then white or dark. Something to consider.
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Silver...

with the wrap around windows and the rear door, it'll look like the new Safari LS model with the rear door/front bedroom

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Old 08-04-2006, 11:46 PM   #18
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new paint - new color?

The photo doesn't really do the trailer justice, but this is one of the most memorable Argosy (non-standard) paint schemes that I have seen. The color was said to be from mid/late 1960s Cadillac line -- I believe hazy lavendar.



The trim was painted a lighter silver providing a very elegant contrast.

The photo was taken at the WBCCI International Rally in Dayton, Ohio -- 1999.

Good luck with your decision!

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Old 08-04-2006, 11:53 PM   #19
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We will need to repaint our new project and so it has occurred to us that maybe a different color scheme might be in order.

Gold, copper.... merco?. Of course we could just redo the original but the possibilities are intriguing... Has anyone seen any great paint jobs? Got any Fab ideas?

Here is the project in question - the before shot:
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Why not go for the best - Silver???
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Thanks kevin - we are really torn.... return the paint to original or change....
The pictures are a huge help.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:05 PM   #21
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I'm curious as to what colour you ended up choosing? I'd love to see an orange Airstream!!
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We're still obsessing about the color..... it has to be light - we live in a sunny place. we like both the idea of the Cadillac Pearl white and the light "ode to creamsicle" w/ clear coat...
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My 2Cents...

I do like the Cremecycle idea.... I also was thinking a while ago how cool a Copper color would be (like on the PT Cruiser convertible or Mazda 3)

OR fun like a zebra! OR big bright flowers (sorry Gary!)
Can't wait to hear what you decide.
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Do you remember the Black Bart photos of his Argosy after repainting? Even though just "cream," it was so classy I've never forgotten it. If we ever find the little Argosy I'd like, I'm doing that one. Do a search-bet you can find it again. ~G
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Do you remember the Black Bart photos of his Argosy after repainting? Even though just "cream," it was so classy I've never forgotten it. If we ever find the little Argosy I'd like, I'm doing that one. Do a search-bet you can find it again. ~G
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I don't know why this looks so pretty to me, maybe because it had just been redone. A perfect little oval egg Janet, it's not very original, but me thinks you could just go with this creme. Maybe add a little pearl for "fancy." Thanks, Terry, for the photo find. ~G
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Talking of coloring A/S. I found a source (forgot who!) that sells a paint that comes out identical to high gloss shiny chrome. Can one use this kind of paint instead of mirror shine? Which one would last longer as far as the shine goes.. chrome paint job or aluminum mirror finish polish? I know after mirror polish a clear coat or two would prolong the shine but would it outlast an automotive metalic (chrome) paint that looks far shinier than mirro polish? Any thoughts? Thanks
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