I always loved some of the vintage 60's and 70's Airstream minute details such as the A/C shrouds with their matching finishes and the aluminum trim with the blue insert striping around the perimeter. I never liked the newer generic plain A/C shrouds. But I always DID like the idea that Airstream had when they put an Airstream logo on the shroud...even though they didn't make the air conditioner ha ha...
One of the things I'm doing to my 75th is adding a few vintage blue elements to make it look more "70's-ish" as well as match my SSR a little better. My first step was to ditch the horrid gray factory awning and replace it with the Pacific Blue Fancy awning, which completely matches my truck. Woo hoo! My 2nd step was the A/C shroud and 50's Airstream logo reproductions for it and the LP tank cover...the blue match is perfect.
So, I wanted to do something with that big off-white A/C cover. I decided to give a nod to the 50's with the logo style, the 70's with the trim, and the 90's with the Airstream logo even being up there.
First thing I did with the A/C cover was to polish it with Nu-Finish (an AMAZING product which gave it a mirror like shine). I thought these covers were molded with their color, but that's not the case. This one is painted over a more yellow plastic mold color as evidenced by the numerous scratches in it from the factory ha ha...
I used the same 1/2" chrome trim as the Airstream's midline molding to go around the A/C shroud on a whim...at first I was just going to apply the 50's logo painstakingly centered over the vent holes toward the rear of the A/C. I just thought, "Hmmm, I wonder if that will work" and stuck on some molding. Looked nice. Then, I got the idea to put a thin 1/4" blue pinstripe in the middle, since this is my plan to do on the beltline and midline chrome molding on the trailer itself. I decided I REALLY liked the way the blue-in-the-chrome looked, and it also gives a nod to the classic Airstream A/C shroud details of old.
To top it all off, I installed a blue 75th Anniversary logo centered over the rear. It really grabs your eye from the rear.
I like detail like that...it reminds me of trailers of yesteryear.
And, of course...I'm including a ton of redundant and needless pics.