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Old 05-17-2003, 04:31 PM   #1
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stage one completed

Hello again! Did y'all miss us? I've just posted pictures that might help explain our absense.

We've completed stage one of our renovations--exterior polish; interior upholstery, curtains and flooring. For now, we're closing up shop to enjoy Bertie's new style. We will likely pick up our work gloves next winter and continue with resurfacing the privvy and look at replacing the awning.

As always we truly appreciate all the experience, wisdom and fellowship here on the forum. We're looking forward to possibly crossing paths with some of you out there on the road. Happy trails!
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Old 05-17-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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Wow Carmen, a lot accomplished and really cool picture above. Its Miller time now. You deserve it.


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Old 05-17-2003, 07:47 PM   #3
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You have presented an eloquent answer to the question, "should I restore my old Airstream?". It is hardly likely your '66 looked that good when new. A wonderful piece of work.

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Old 05-17-2003, 11:30 PM   #4
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Wow is right. Your pictures have floored me. I've been working on the exterior like a dog. I'm getting there, but nothing like that. I had decided to take the summer off. We are 100+ degrees here until late September. I've stripped it and busted out the compound polisher with Nuvite. After my first run with the compounder it's way better. What did you do? Compounder followed with the Cyclo?

What about the interior ceiling? It looks lighter than the before pics.

You have changed my evening. Forget watching TV, I've got to get ready to work on that trailer.
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Old 05-18-2003, 08:18 AM   #5
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Hee, hee...she is SHINY! We had her indoors in an unleased space all winter, (how lucky are we?). Pete did the majority of the polishing process himself on the weekends. Pete did the compounding and Cyclo process with the Nuvite polish. We based our approach off of great advice given right here on the forums. However when we hauled her outside for the first time last week--even we were wowed! What a thing of beauty. Ms. Berite sure makes heads swivel.

I assited with some of the exterior clean-up and trim-work and handled the interior projects. The interior "theme" is a homage to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota where I grew up. I am inspired by the old west and it's victorian influences. Because our interior had been babied so well, I only scrubbed the walls and ceiling to clean them up, I think the whole interior may look brighter due to the wood floor throwing off reflections.
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Old 05-18-2003, 08:31 AM   #6
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Carmen and Peter~

Doesn't even come close~!!
That's just KEWL~!
The interior, in it's own right, is just outstanding`!!
Smiling here from ear to ear..Know you guys are mighty proud of her~!
First rate job~!!
Can't wait to see how you attack the rest?
Again, "Fantastic work!

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