some time ago I started a thread regarding the finish on a 2002 model . Is there a different between Plasticote & Clearcoat? I knew I had read somewhere that the new models had a different finish. In looking thru some old Blue Beret issuses I came across the article I had read. June 2002 reads from Dave Schumann Dir. Service, Parts, Warrenty---Plasticote--is a clear acrylic coating to protect the aluminum skin from oxidizing. ---This coating was used prior to 1999 models or on units that are stripped & recoated. This can be maintained by washing trailer & then using Walbernize Super Seal & Glaze.------ Starting in 1999 trailers were built with metal that was coated with PF8A0-1 Flourocarbon Clear paint. This finish is applied by Alcoa before Airstream receives the metal to build the trailers. ---This finish is durable and can be easily maintained by washing with a 5% solution of any common detergent then waxing.
I'm still confused --sounds like the newer models ---since 1999-- have a different finish, which is simular to cars, etc, & may not be subject to peeling like Plasticote. Any ideas ?
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