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Old 04-16-2011, 11:19 PM   #15
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Hi, now I am working on the hitch head. Today I took it all apart, cleaned it and started to re-paint it. After the paint cures, I will remove the tape, grease it, and put it back together. I will torque my pivot [spring bar sockets] bolts to 75 lbs and it will be ready for our next trip. ?????
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #16
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Looks good!
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:20 AM   #17
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You guys have me motivated to repaint our 2004 after our current trip ends. Thanks to each of you for posting all this information. Another project for my "DO LIST".
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:37 AM   #18
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I have had some success with spraying a couple coats of clear coat (from a can) over the finished color coat. Seems to help keep the nicks and scrapes down a little.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:53 PM   #19
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Hi All:
Though new to "stream'n" my years of maintaining steel yachts may help.
Firstly though, this is not the inexpensive way to go but you will not have to do it again for years.
In a perfect world with some lose pocket change and time...you must (after building a tent to contain the work so you don't get rust on the unit)
a) Strip all old paint.....you'll be surprised what is lurking under what looks ok.
b) grind to shinny steel....do not wire brush as you'll "introduce" metals of dissimilar quality which may make things worse. Use sandpaper wheels.
Optionally you can sand blast and skip everything to step (d).
c) wash thoroughly and wipe dry quick.
d) brush on oxalic acid (diluted 10/1 please)and allow to penetrate any "pin holes" for an hour.
e) repeat step (c)
f) apply two coats of "Rustlock" primer by "Pettit"..light abrasion between coats
This is a toxic paint as it etches the surface...wear respirator AND ventilate.
d) paint with your choice of poly-urithane paint system/color.
e) clear coating is a good thing also.
"Rustlock" is silver/grey in color and you could just do 3 coats and leave it....it'll hold up fine. I've seen dock bollards painted with it!!
This is the first area I'm going to do when "Tinbad" gets in the barn.
Don't get specks of rust on the unit....you won't see them till they oxidize and from then on out it gets ugly. Build an airtight tent AND still wash (not just rinse) the unit after sandblast/grinding....twice....really...no fool'n.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:59 PM   #20
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Hi, my hitch is now ready; Now I need to plan a trip, even a short one. With my tongue and hitch all prettied up, I'm ready to go.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #21
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New decals

Equal-i-zer will send new decals for your hitch for free. Just contact support and they will mail new ones to you. I just replaced mine today.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:06 PM   #22
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I bought some Airstream touch-up Pewter Gray #360260-100 from C&G a couple of years ago. The color matched perfectly. The only problem was that it never dried. I sanded, primed with Rustoleum gray primer and painted with the Airstream spray. I had it hanging a week in my tool shed in the summer...still very soft and tacky. Somewhere on the forums I read that somebody recommended Plasti-kote #1543 Charcoal Gray metallic. It actually is nice paint, only it is metallic so it has, I guess, more silver in it. (Knowing the Air Forum people, they will say, what's wrong with more silver)? It does look nice but it isn't exactly the same. I think that possibly the paint I got from C & G might have been old. (It wasn't cheap). I wonder if anybody has ordered it from Airstream in Ohio?

I painted my Equalizer with Gloss Rustoleum and it turned out great. (Home Depot).

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The easiest way to protect decals while spray painting is to use vasaline. I have used it for years painting lawn mower engines and it works great. Not to mention, the price is right.

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Old 04-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #24
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I bought some Airstream touch-up Pewter Gray #360260-100 from C&G a couple of years ago. The color matched perfectly. The only problem was that it never dried. I sanded, primed with Rustoleum gray primer and painted with the Airstream spray. I had it hanging a week in my tool shed in the summer...still very soft and tacky. Somewhere on the forums I read that somebody recommended Plasti-kote #1543 Charcoal Gray metallic. It actually is nice paint, only it is metallic so it has, I guess, more silver in it. (Knowing the Air Forum people, they will say, what's wrong with more silver)? It does look nice but it isn't exactly the same. I think that possibly the paint I got from C & G might have been old. (It wasn't cheap). I wonder if anybody has ordered it from Airstream in Ohio?

I painted my Equalizer with Gloss Rustoleum and it turned out great. (Home Depot).

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Hi, Randy. My paint dried in about an hour, you must have had a bad can. I painted my Equal-i-zer with Rustoleum / semi-gloss.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:07 PM   #25
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Equal-i-zer will send new decals for your hitch for free. Just contact support and they will mail new ones to you. I just replaced mine today.
Hi, idmtman. Even though I replaced my spring bar decals with reflector tape, I think I will put some new decals on too.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:07 AM   #26
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Hi, today I decided to repaint my Guardian G-37 coupler lock. It wasn't looking too bad or too good either, so I painted it black too.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:14 PM   #27
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Hi, idmtman. Even though I replaced my spring bar decals with reflector tape, I think I will put some new decals on too.
Hi, my new Equal-i-zer decals came in the mail yesterday, so today I put them on.
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I had the spray paint that didn't dry. C&G told me that Airstream finally recalled all of the cans of paint from January forward. We were all having trouble.

Once the formula was straightened out they replaced it. C&G swapped my can out when they got the new ones in N/C.
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