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Old 11-30-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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Partial restoration pictures

So, in January of this year my girlfriend and I were sitting down and watching the Sunday morning news and drinking coffee. I was playin' around on Craig's List and an add for an Airstream had just popped up. It was a good looking trailer and I have always really liked them. I called the guy and needless to say, we purchased it two hours later. I swear I had no intention on purchasing anything for a while, but, I couldn't help myself!

We justified it by saying we would put it down at the airport that we teach skydiving at on the weekends, so we didn't have to stay in a hotel or tent. Sounded good to me! On the way home from purchasing it, we started talking and decided we would "spiff it up a little". Well, 7 months worth of sweat, tears, money, yelling, fighting, cussing and general frustration, this is the end result.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but the back half of the trailer is next unless I can find a place to store it inside for the winter so I can polish the outside. Something is going to be done, I just don't know which. I really, really think we're ill.

Comments, criticisms and ideas are appreciated.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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A few more pics.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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And a few more.........
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:30 AM   #4
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:43 AM   #5
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Nice job. What did you use to paint the countertop? Sal.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #6
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Nice job. What did you use to paint the countertop? Sal.

We used Rustoleum countertop paint. It really worked well. However, you have to work fast, it dries super quick.

Here's the product.

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Dang - the disco ball is the coolest!

I like what you have done - some great ideas for all of us! Can't imagine hand brushing the tambour doors though. I just masked mine off and sprayed them with that Fusion stuff. Course, it does limit your color choices somewhat. Let us know how yours is holding up please!

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Been there and done that (except for the disco ball - great idea). What a great job you and your gf have done to the AS. One cool thing about AS products is this. They can be decades old and with a lttle care and much work they can be totally functional again. Try that with a SOB straight walled travel trailers. Nice job jjustice
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