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Old 06-23-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Banana Wrap paint color

Hello AS officionados--does anybody know a good color match for the banana wrap on a 1980 Excella 31? Also the big blue stripe?

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Old 06-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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I looked at the Sears toolbox grey and it looked a way off color, but maybe it sprays different?? I had called a paint shop who told me they didn't make the Dupont Centari 44146A but it was substituted to 44146K grey metallic. The paint shop said that they could put together a 2 stage chromabase system for me that included an epoxy sealer, and paint (requiring an activator and reducer). The whole price ended up around $190 which was a way more than I wanted to spend just to do the small section I had to fix since I had to buy a spray gun to apply it and mess with all the cleanup etc. They said a close match would be "GM Academy Grey". I couldn't find it anywhere? I ended up getting an aerosol can of "Rustoleum" charcoal grey # 7784 for less than $10 in the hardware store. It's too light but close enough in color, readily available and priced reasonable.

Maybe someone could find the GM Academy Grey and spray it next to the Rustoleum charcoal grey and let us know which one matches the banana wrap color better.

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The Airstream Store in Jackson has 3 different grays on the shelf. I didn't pas attention to which were which after I saw the price....$27 for a standard spray paint can!
I thinks they were "lower body gray", "light smoke" and "dark smoke" seems like there was one other, but I don't remember the name.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:45 PM   #6
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... good color match for the banana wrap on a 1980 Excella 31?...
the exact color match is dupont centari metallic grAy #44146-A

this is extremely durable self leveling paint and worth the $ imo.

look how long it's lasted (30 years?) on yer trailer.

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I had called a paint shop who told me they didn't make the Dupont Centari 44146A but it was substituted to 44146K grey metallic...
they are the same colors, the A or K is related to...

hardeners (i think)/single stage OR container (rattle vs quarts) OR the A is fer Airstream...

many DO make substitutes with other paints like the sears stuff, duplicolor or whatever, but they are NOT the same colors...

every eye sees them differently.

the 3 most recent grays (used for 30 years) are...

-metallic gray (also written as gray metallic)
-gray smoke (a ppg paint dbu3845)
-pewter gray (a special mix dupont centari used on the lowers of most new trailers)

then there is an older...

-pearl gray (dupont centari 45751-A)

there is also a silver which is dupont lucite B82622 (used on tire covers on mohos and lp bottle covers)

any dupont shop can MIX the metallic gray with the # above.

WHICH product is/was used WHERE gets confusing (lowers/A frame/bumpers/jacks/segment protectors)

MOST modern trailers will use...

metallic gray with the a/s part # 360151-01


pewter gray with the a/s part # 3900260-100

((the 2001-7 22 ft int/safari has gloss BLACK not gray on the lowers, perhaps ))

again self leveling, very durable/tough paint and exact matches for touch up OR respraying.

ONE simple call to the a/s parts store and the girls will know EXACTLY the color needed for ALL trailers or mohos...

these were used on trailers and mohos but there are dozens of a/s moho paints and codes...

used over the years and models (classics, slabs, class B)


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