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Old 06-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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The $1400 Argosy paint job

Dupont Nason Fulthane single stage urethane paint. Used the primer, reducer and hardener, skipped the activator. 2 units of bedliner for wraps were used as they had signs of corrosion and benefitted from strengthening. Materials ~ $550

Strip, sand and paint was $800 for labor.

The argosy will be getting use by the gulf, lakes and other water areas so the blue was chosen. These materials are by no means high end, but I think are a good value for the results. I cut a deal with the painter to re-do the blue if I sell it for $500 to any color a buyer may want as not to lock myself into this scheme if the day comes to sell.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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It looks very nice and for a very attractive price. Unfortunately, I don't think anyone around here would charge that little. Hmmm, how much would a trip to Florida cost me...
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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There is no shortage of retired paint and body guys living in Florida it seems. I realize the price is below market for labor but I was nicely surprised with the paint as I had read some mediocre reviews of the low end dupont brand. We had a lower price if he was going to use an enamel but he said that would start to go bad in a couple years.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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I'd say that was a Heckuva deal! Looks great in those pictures.. I think the blue bottom half is a nice look.. I wouldn't worry about "Authentic-ness" or criticiscm.. Airstream chose the single off-white color for economic reasons, and a lot of re=paints have gotten mroe creative.. Painters in places like Calif don't have option to use some of better paints for Air Pollution Control reasons, so there are a lot of good choices..
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
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Lovely! Now get yourself an old Travelall - in blue with a white top, of course - and you'll have the best lookin' rig in Florida!
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