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Old 05-05-2015, 08:49 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Jeepjunk4 View Post
Hey John,
I also have a 1990 excella, but a 29ft model. The clear on mine is also in pretty good shape, but this winter seems to have taken a toll. It always had some fade under the awning and on the endcaps, but now that spring is here the fade is way lower especially on the curbside endcaps, which is odd, since they get very little sun. I have always used starbrite marine polish, because it has uv protection and Teflon and seems to last a long time, I use it on my cars also. Last year I also started using formula 303 especially for a quick touch up on the faded spots, after washing, figuring more uv protection cant hurt, now I don't know if that helps or not, Im thinking not.

How do you apply Nyalic, and I guess you isolate the panel [tape it off] when you use it?

Jeep, just saw your post question. Nyalic is a clear coat, so think of it like any clear coat, acrylic, etc. you can spray it or brush it on. If you are going to do a larger area, you would need to tape off and proceed just like you were spray painting. Small areas can be done by brush. Click image for larger version

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The door hinge was brushed on, the tail light casting was taped off and sprayed. I've sprayed larger areas of the skin panels and the Nyalic feathers in nicely there also.

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Old 05-05-2015, 09:06 PM   #16
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I have Nyalic in spray.. you need to prepare the surface before application so it is uniform. I had some older oxidation, but could not 'buff' it all out.. without doing the whole AS....

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Old 05-06-2015, 10:21 AM   #17
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Years ago, I think I saw a photo (on AirForums) of an Airstream that was painted black. While this color wouldn't work in Arizona, white sounds interesting (much cooler than black or bare aluminum).

Are there any members who have painted their Airstreams, or is this taboo?

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