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Old 06-14-2002, 03:01 PM   #15
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It would be great to see a photo or more of the motorhome being painted.
As for plasticoat- I know my AS motorhome looks pretty shiny and the plasticoat seems to be holding up well for a 20 yr old unit. I know it was car ported the past 5 yrs before I got it, but when I waxed it the aluminum really started to glow. A little wax every few months seems so far to keep it looking good.
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Old 06-19-2002, 04:13 PM   #16
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Just for references..Besides InlandRv, there's another place which will paint A/S motorhomes as well as TT.
www.gmccoop.com
they're in FLa.
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Old 06-26-2002, 09:17 AM   #17
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Here is a picture of the Argosy that has been painted at the GMC Co-op. This was a complete strip and paint. He has also done a 345. This is where I may take mine........

http://www.gmccoop.com/newpage11.htm
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Old 06-26-2002, 09:21 AM   #18
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here is another pic.
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Old 06-26-2002, 09:28 AM   #19
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This is a great site! I always have had a soft spot in my heart for the GMC motor home. Maybe it came from watching the movie "Stripes" too much!

I think my only complaint about that coach is the lack of storage space.

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Old 06-28-2002, 06:53 PM   #20
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Brett~
Nice postin of the pictures~!!
These ole Southern boys sure know how to 'paint'..
Wonder how many gators come out at night?
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Here's a picture of my painted motorhome. I still have some small details to finish, but this picture should give you an idea of how my project turned out. I can tell you those who have seen it don't even notice it's painted, but we're not talking about Airstream experts either. Dents and scratches are gone and the finish product looks really great. Now my next item to complete is the woodgrain stripe. while I know it's the original look, I personally don't care for it. Anyone have any good ideas on a color(s) for a new one? Any creative artists out there?



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We usually use a Charcoal gray, the same as on the bottom of the trailers or motorhomes, within the belt line. Or, we also have used Dupont's "Chromalusion" paint.
Chromalusion paints do not have a color of their own, but they create a prismatic color effect. The result is much brighter colors with a metallic appearance and the brilliance and saturation of a tinted clear or pearl tri-coat. They are available in a number of different shades.
As you walk by it, the color changes dramatically as the angle of your vision changes.
Usually makes a person that see's it, to stop, shake their head, and do a double or triple take of what they just looked at.
We are trying to take some shots of this material, and then post an example or two.
It easily transforms the appearance of the coach, but in a modest way, to something special and unusual. Hey, that's what Airstream's are to begin with!!!!
The material must be applied in a given manner, that is not difficult. But the cost scares most folks. It costs over $300.00, thats three hundred dollars per PINT. Topping it off with two or three coats of a good poly clear, finishes the job, and sometimes, the check book.


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Thanks Andy for the info. Any color in particular you've used that you think really looks good? In terms of caulking some areas (beltline etc.) would you recomend the Parbond?
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Funny I was looking at my Motorhome and thinking I would like to redo that wood grain also. I sam one painted ( I guess) aluminum all the way around, no stripe..it looked very sharp. Might have been polished, I couldn't tell from the photo. Peter H put a nice stripe on his using tape.. I would be happy with that look also.
A toll booth guy at Sanibel Island Fla, on my first big trip remarked as we pulled up " what a cool woody". Then he apologized and said "no , really it is a cool ....whatever it is".
Original or not, I think the wood stripe has to go.
I will try to add the photo of the non striped one later.....
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I vote for replacing the wood with the two-tone blues that Doc had on his 270. Between Peter's sharp new look and Doc's blues, that end of the motorhome line looked pretty good!
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Wink Blue Center Stripes

Well, we sold our 270 and now have a 345. Just before we sold the 270, I investigated the cost of replacement of some or all of the blue center striping if it became necessary. I was appalled to learn that it would cost more than $400 to replace any major portion of that blue striping. Further deponeth sayeth not. Our 345 has a wood grain center stripe. Initially we didn't like it as well as the blue, BUt not $400 + Dollars worth. We repaired a portion of the wood grain that had degraded, and it all now looks great and we have come to love it
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