Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-10-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
old_silver's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Dickinson , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16
Images: 5
A new Airstream owner (and forum member).

My wife and I are finally the proud new owners of a 1975 Sovereign 31' with the center bath. The interior is in mint condition and the exterior needs a little TLC due to gravel dings, and a few pole bumps here and there.

This is not only our first A/S, but our first RV, so I hope to learn a lot from the forum members!
__________________

__________________
old_silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
1 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 19
Send a message via AIM to keylime
Welcome!

Welcome to the group Old Silver. In my short time here, I have found the group to be a great source of collective information, I'm sure you will too. One term that I read somewhere has become part of my vocabulary now, and when you mentioned the gravel-dings, it made me think of it. Since I picked up my '65 A/S last week, it came complete with "character marks", I'm sure earned over the years. Besides, bondo would not blend too well.

Again, welcome, and best to you.

keylime
__________________

__________________
keylime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2003, 11:39 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
old_silver's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Dickinson , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16
Images: 5
I like the "character marks" on my A/S., or at least some of them. Some of the larger marks would look better smothed out. Has anyone in the forum done actual panel replacement? It's done all the time on airplanes, I assume it would be about the same type of work.
__________________
old_silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2003, 11:45 AM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
mike4038's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 13
Images: 4
Try This

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ighlight=panel
Mike
__________________
mike4038 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2003, 12:41 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
Some small dents will be improved by using a hair dryer to apply heat to the area, carefully....and then using some dry ice to pop the area back into shape. I have had sucess on a small pushed in type spot.
I also think that the paintless dent removal guys can get some out if they can get behind them with their tools. Have not yet tried this myself though.
__________________
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2003, 02:07 PM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
old_silver's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Dickinson , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16
Images: 5
Thanks for the info. I've heard about the dry-ice trick, but some say it doesn't really work.

I'll try it out. Just for kicks if nothing else.
__________________

__________________
old_silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Owner 74SovereignInt. General Repair Forum 9 05-11-2008 06:20 PM
Obvious Holes in Forum (Model & Year Sections) Sue&Von Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 33 04-04-2004 10:57 AM
Questions from a new A/S owner. Help. bluvalley Hitches, Couplers & Balls 6 10-30-2003 11:58 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.