Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-15-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
Rivet Master
2003 25' Safari
Eden Prairie , Minnesota
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 747
Images: 3
Paint for frame and tongue

Anyone know of the proper paint to use for the tongue of a newer AS (darker grey)? Type and color match?

My brand new 2003 has rust on the welds and I'm looking to fix it this spring.

dmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2003, 04:18 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
New Borockton , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,116
Images: 21
If it's the same dark gray as on the 1990s then it is called "Metallic Gray" part number 360151-01 and sold through the dealers for about $15 per can.

68 Overlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2003, 04:39 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
1967 22' Safari
clarkston , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 52
paint tongue and frame

We just did the whole tongue and frame on our 67 safari
It came out Great!!! Big relief to know that our foundation is protected.
I scraped like crazy with many sizes of brass or steel bristled brushes. Wear eye protection and maybe a ski mask .
I grey taped a small brush to a stick and scraped copious amounts of rust and flakes from the frame insides near the tongue.
We used the good old red rustoleum primer everywhere (taped a brush to a stick to get inside the frame areas) this was a messy but rewarding job.
I used some mettalic aluminum MAB paint that I liberated from my local municipality when they had me painting fireplugsfor a temp agency --this did Mac Daddy good job on the exposed areas of the tongue and rear frame around the black tank--also bumpers and steel parts.
I used black enamel paint for the frame then buttoned up the belly. It came out fantastic and I hope not to worry about this for another 35 years!!!! Happy to help with any questions-- Might as well re wire your running lights while you are in there for instance. tod47d
tod47d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2003, 04:39 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 917

Thanks Randy- as I was going to ask this question tonight.

I'm going to install a new LPG kit (moving the regulator from the frame mount up closer to the top of the bottles) and I want to repaint the tongue as it will be completely open.

John is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tongue/frame Paint campcollector 1997 - 2004 Bambi 15 06-15-2004 02:20 PM
POR paint inquiry gsymes Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 8 02-27-2004 06:01 PM
paint for hitch Ed & Nancy Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 7 01-17-2004 11:15 AM
Old Paint Help... Over59 Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 2 09-27-2003 02:53 PM
tongue paint B25guy Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 1 08-28-2003 07:52 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.