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Old 02-26-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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What are those numbers...

...painted on the front of older Airstreams?

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Old 02-26-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by mlang905
...painted on the front of older Airstreams?
See this thread.

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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I just purchased a vintage airstream that still has the numbers on. Do folks usually leave them on, or should I remove them (I am not a WBCC member YET).

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They are actually 99% of the time stickers, not paint. If removed, they oftentimes leave a "ghost" number where the aluminum has oxidized around them or the sticker glue has pitted the aluminum behind them. It can be lessened and sometimes totally removed through polishing, but that is a big chore to take on - unless that is really the look you want. So a lot of folks, just leave the "ghosts of past owners" showing like a badge of honor.

If/when you are planning on joining the WBCCI you can call to see if that number (or one close to it) is available, in which case you can hide the ghost-numbers. If you don't join and you leave them on, don't be surprised if some other club members come up to strike up a conversation ~

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As Insideout so well put it, the choice is yours. If looking for self identity, join WBCCI [yes, I still ask people to sign up] and get your own numbers. Or you could call Jodi Morris and see if the numbers are unasigned at the moment, then you could adopt them.

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