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Old 03-28-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Stripes

I have read all the posts I could find regarding the replacement of stripes on the MH. It seems they are all pretty old now so I wanted to re-visit the topic in 2006. Where is a good source for the stripes. The 2" black stripes, the silver pin stripes, the silver / grey stripes up to 6 1/2".
For those who have struggled with removing the woodgrain stripe, finger nails and a heat gun gently applied worked for me. Fortunately, the grey stripe underneath was in excellent condition. It really looks good without the woodgrain in an ellegant diesel locomotive kinda way.
I don't think I will go back with the woodgrain, but I need to update the black striping and the paint on the bottom. I would also like to have some of the grey striping as a couple of sections had nothing but alumimum when the woodgrain came off.
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:34 PM   #2
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I have a 83 classic MH that needs the striping also. I had woodgrain and tiny silver stripes. I need to redo it all. My wodgrain came off and I still have the tan adhesive backing still in place. I have the gray paint on the front that is starting to chip away. what can I use to remove or repaint this with.
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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If you have a good auto body shop near you, stop in and tell them what you are looking for. They usually have 2 or 3 brochures from manufacturers that specialize in all types, sizes and colors of stripes. Got some really cool grey and silver ones that matched the paint on my van perfectly!
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:49 PM   #4
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When I restripe I'm going with Stripeman.com http://www.stripeman.com
I picked up their sample book which has been helpful.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:16 AM   #5
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Great tip. I found the stripeman people to be very helpful so far. Send in a sample and they will send back what they have to match it. I'll keep us posted on my progress.
By the way what is the paint code to match the smoke color on the bottom trim.
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By the way what is the paint code to match the smoke color on the bottom trim.

Not sure on this one. Airstream (JC) may be able to tell you, or otherwise you could take a paint chip to an auto paint store and let them try and match it for you.

I read somewhere that some folks had discovered that a color that Craftsman used on their toolboxes was a very close match, but that may have been on a year and model different from yours.
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:09 PM   #7
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Update

For those of us in Houston I have great news. Finishmaster - 713-782-8873 - will prepare the paint in an aerosal can for $10.95. I gave them the DuPont Centari 44146-A color code and they made a perfect match to my 1988 dark grey. Unfortunately they cannot ship the paint.
More good news - Stripeman Graphix, Inc. samples are so close that I have trouble choosing between two of the samples as to which is the exact match. Close enough for me. I have not yet decided what to do about removing the adhesive under the old stripes. A heat gun will remove the stripe but nothing removes the adhesive to date. I am still searching for the 3M Adhesive remover as a last resort. I may end up sanding the adhesive and painting it or striping over it. These are on the top of the coach and maybe I can get away without them actually being perfectly smooth.
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A heat gun will remove the stripe but nothing removes the adhesive to date. I am still searching for the 3M Adhesive remover as a last resort. I may end up sanding the adhesive and painting it or striping over it. These are on the top of the coach and maybe I can get away without them actually being perfectly smooth.
Check my post (#4) on this thread.
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