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Old 05-15-2015, 05:42 AM   #15
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Just saw that you, thesignlady, wrote this original post! Too funny that I was trying to give you industry info! Hopefully, you surmised that I hadn't looked at your username. Reckon' you already well know what I wrote .

When I was in the business we would have folks come in, thankfully only sometimes, thinking that a wrapped vehicle would be as good as paint in terms of toughness and be disappointed when I told them otherwise. When I read your post I didn't want anyone to wrap their trailer and be potentially disappointed down the road. If you ever did wrap your own trailer, with your very own two hands, you would know exactly what you were getting!

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Old 05-16-2015, 10:49 PM   #16
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Oh I certainly do :-) I would never actually vinyl wrap a 22 foot trailer. I boondock camp, vinyl wouldn't like that abuse much, let alone the short life span comparative to how long these Airstreams last. It would SUCK bad to have to remove that much vinyl in 5 years time. Seeing that Argosy motorhome pic definitely made me change my mind. Way to much Camo...
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:53 PM   #17
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Understood!
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:42 AM   #18
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When we first got our Airstream, we learned of a company that made vinyl cling sheets with your red WBCCI numbers. It was very convenient. After our first season, they had done something horrible to the aluminum.

The picture taken here was at the factory. We asked if there was anything they could do to fix what looked like corrosion (that line of gunk over the new traditional numbers where the top of the vinyl cling sheet had been).

They couldn't. The said they'd have to replace the aluminum to fix it. 😩

I can't imagine what would happen with an entire trailer wrapped in vinyl....

And the cammo paint version posted earlier is not my cup of anything 😄

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Old 05-19-2015, 12:10 AM   #19
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Hi SteveSueMac, what you have in your image is called filaform corrosion. Do a search of the forums. There is a lot of stuff on here about this plague of the newer model airstreams.
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