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Old 08-18-2004, 08:37 AM   #15
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fashion Fox Paw

If you paint it red, your WBCCI numbers will clash, and the AS fashion police will come after you.
What a faux pas that would be!


(and don't think they're not out there.. they're hennaed, or blue haired old ladies, some on scooters, some not, but all out to get you, if you're different)
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:50 AM   #16
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Well, you've really got me thinking about this now, Happier. Not that I'd do it myself, but it will be extremely interesting to see how this all turns out, and what kind of reactions you'd get at your first post-red rally.

I grabbed someone elses '71 Overlander, and used the eyedropper tool to grab the same red from the Vagabond. Here's what I came up with:



Not too bad, though it doesn't have the same ring as something much older... say something like THIS! (a Westcraft by Craig Dorsey)



That last one is nice, huh? I think you could totally pull that off... that half paint/half aluminum look. It's a neat compromise to consider, if you start to chicken out on the full paint job. Of course there will surely be those that advise you throw caution to the wind! You only live once, so just do it based solely on your gut feeling - and I applaud that viewpoint as well.
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:22 AM   #17
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:23 AM   #18
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Oh, Brad, I wish I had Photoshop here...

I think that half red version needs a few flames added in (you know, the kind high school boys painted on their Camaro fixer-uppers in the late '70s). That yellow one is nice, but so tame...it needs to be pink!

I think it could be done, but I think the half-on, half-off paint job really emphasizes the art deco lines of that Westcraft--which are sadly lacking in a 71 Overlander. Similarly, the all over red paint with the green striped awning picks up on the look of '40s trailers. While there is nothing wrong with painting, I don't think you are going to ever get a '71 to look like something from the 40s or the 50s.

Maybe a better question to ask yourself would be WWAPD--ie, what would Austin Powers Do? You have a trailer that has appeal for the time it is from. A really crazy acid color, swirly designs, big psychelic flowers. Whoa Baby!
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:27 AM   #19
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If you paint it red, your WBCCI numbers will clash,


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Old 08-18-2004, 11:38 AM   #20
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Maybe a better question to ask yourself would be WWAPD--ie, what would Austin Powers Do? You have a trailer that has appeal for the time it is from.
I think I dig you, baby! Let it speak from the time it was born in, man. Yeah, faaaar out, babe...



As the song goes... C'mon, get happy! Or in this case, get Happier!
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:27 PM   #21
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Thumbs up Red painted Airstream

I love these painted Airstreams, i told my hubby, i think you should paint flames on ours.
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:44 PM   #22
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I've seen people who've painted their cars so they look like a big american flag was draped over it, I was wondering how an airstream would look like that - kind of like the cars in Austin Powers. Cool...
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I've seen people who've painted their cars so they look like a big American flag was draped over it, I was wondering how an Airstream would look like that - kind of like the cars in Austin Powers. Cool...

That was how we had planned to paint our 76 MH. Very appropriate, huh? Then we found this one and the paint is so good, I am not going to worry about it for a while.
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:50 PM   #24
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Painting an Airstream coach "red" would be "cool."

However, when you try to us the Air Conditioner, you will find that "it's not cool."

"Hot" colors, while seeming "cool," create a tremendous addition heat load for the AC.

As it is, especially on the older coaches, the ability for the AC to keep the interior cool, during hot weather, is marginal, at best.

Paint it a hot color, and you can "forget about it."

If in doubt, take 3 square foot pieces of aluminum. Paint one white, one red.
and leave the third one plain.

Put them out in the sun for an hour, and measure the temperature of each one with an infrared temperature gun.

Nah, don't do that.

I will do that, and report the temperatures in a day or two.

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Ohhh, fun! A science project!

Really, that will be interesting to hear you report back. I wondered how much it helps to have the roof painted white, as far as keeping the inside cooler. For those of us who don't have AC...
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Ohhh, fun! A science project!

Really, that will be interesting to hear you report back. I wondered how much it helps to have the roof painted white, as far as keeping the inside cooler. For those of us who don't have AC...
Yeah Stef, but every time I see your trailer in the avitar under your name, you seem to carry around a neat little cloud. If it sits there all the time, that must keep things a bit cooler inside.
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I don't know what size my air is now, but it can cool down the interior in no time, and its been close to 100 this summer. It sits out in the hot sun all the time because I don't have a garage for it. I usually turn the air on about 30 minutes before I need to go inside to work and its "cool as a cucumber". The PO installed a new air a few years before I purchased it and they seldom used it.
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Some of the pic's can get a man in big trouble
I told my wife that I like the paintjob in reply 20
and maby would like that on our A/S
she told me that I am &&***$^( and went upstairs
think I need to sleep on the couch tonight
thanks for the nice pic ;-(((

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