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Old 05-19-2010, 10:31 PM   #15
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Wow, just wow! That is some amazing work!
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:55 AM   #16
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Just curious how hard was it to find somebody willing to paint it? I called around here locally (CT) and nobody seems to have a paint booth large enough to take an Argosy.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:38 PM   #17
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Finding a paint shop that is willing to paint cont.

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I had found several paint shops that would paint the Argosy. They specialized in painting large trucks like transit buses, fire engines, and 18 wheelers. Maaco was willing to paint it but their bid was too high. I called around to find someone who had painted large vehicles and found Bob. He painted the top inside his large shop but not inside his paint booth. He then worked to get 1/2 of the trailer in his booth painted that half and then turned the trailer around to paint the other half. He was willing and able to work out a way to paint it. He had three men painting on it at the same time. It worked out for us and you too will find someone who will take it on. I prepped the beast myself for painting and the painter finished it. Good luck and success.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #18
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Looks gorgeous!!

how wide a range in prices were the quotes?
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:47 PM   #19
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The wife if jjustice is answering this one.

$1,500 + paint costs (we would do prep work and sand paint) This one was to "iffy" for us. We originally said yes and put us in the schedule. Still have not heard back. We moved on.

$2,000 - $3,500 (we do prep work and sand paint, included apoxie and paint costs) We chose one in this range. Happy at this point. It actually turned out to be a paint used on semi trucks designed to last plus the trim paint included clear coat because the trim is metalic that matched the Durango's blue.

$10,000 (They strip it and then apoxie and paint) What do we say - way to much for our blood!

I am the wife that controls the Excel spreadsheet LOL.
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Out of curiosity, how long did prep time take?

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Old 05-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #21
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It looks great, can you post the Cream paint formula if you have it. Does any one out there have the orange paint (strips) formula for a 1977 26'
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #22
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Tom,
My wife and I live in Western WA and the winter/spring is usually it is raining most of the time. We store the "beast" at the local Airstream Harbor located in Olympia, WA I had no covered area and I could not take it to our house to work on it for more than 48 hrs then I needed to move it out of the neighborhood so work went on when the weather allowed me. I would say that if I could have had good weather and the trailer under cover I could have had it done in about three weeks. Thanks for asking


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Old 05-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #23
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not sure if I answered you on this

Tom,
I worked about a total of 2.5 weeks but living in the Pac NW I had breaks between rain, wind and clouds. It could have gone faster but I took my time and I am not as young as I was so have slowed down on what I could do in the past.





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