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ViewRVs 04-29-2012 07:00 PM

Pimp (photoshop) my Argosy 20!
 
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Here is your chance to paint (via Photoshop) my Argosy 20 motorhome! I am taking him in for painting in August (2012). The interior is the original orange. We have added brown, apple green, tan, and blue on the inside. While the pictures look white, he really is a tan color. I also have 200' of the orange rub rail to install after painting.

My options are:
1) Paint the original colors but with some flowered graphics around (similar to the fabric sample)
2) Paint it white with more contemporary swooshes
3) Paint it some other radical design.

I have ruled out painting it silver (faux Airstream) and stripping off all of the paint (bare aluminum).

My wife and I are undecided which way to go. The original tan looks dated and our concern is that even a fresh tan would look old. We thought painting on the 70's flowers would liven up the exterior and fill in blank spaces.

I am also going to order stainless steel hubcaps for the wheels.

eubank 04-29-2012 09:48 PM

Humm. How 'bout something psychodelic?
:)
Lynn

eubank 04-29-2012 10:28 PM

Or more insanity ...
:)
Lynn

Airtandem 04-29-2012 10:30 PM

You have a classic, keep it original. A fresh paint job will do wonders. Sounds like you are keeping the interior original.

ViewRVs 04-30-2012 09:08 AM

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We could just go original with a Dharma Initiative logo on the side and wear a tan jumpsuits! :lol:

Yes, the inside is original. We are leaning towards all original with the added splash of the flowers in some pattern.

thenewkid64 07-09-2012 01:21 PM

Fred,

I am a fan of a whiter color, I was thinking a pearl white... I am actually going to remove all the upper rub rail on mine and fill the holes with Olympics before I repaint. Makes it look much newer. Also a tip, the rub rail in orange only holds up for 2-3 years before it fades to a pale orange. I replaced all mine with black years ago, still going strong. If you take all the rub rail off, you can then decide if you want an accent stripe or big swoopy multi colored sections and the rub rail will not be a defining line. Keep the color light, or that AC will never be able to make it cool inside. :)

DanB 07-09-2012 03:21 PM

Just a thought..
 
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Sorry in advance, but it had to be done.....

Somebody please tell me I wasn't the only one thinking of this.

dadstoy 07-09-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by DanB
Sorry in advance, but it had to be done.....

Somebody please tell me I wasn't the only one thinking of this.

Cool...bring it to Burning Man!

PeterH-Airstreamer 07-09-2012 06:21 PM

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I kinda like the original Tan color, but it could be spruced up a little, maybe with a Tag Axle and some flames :D

Airbiscuit 07-09-2012 09:37 PM

Danb, you werent alone in your thinking!

PeterH-Airstreamer 07-25-2012 04:27 PM

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just another idea...;)
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MrJ 08-19-2012 03:28 PM

price?
 
What does it cost ballpark to have an Argosy HM painted? I may need to have mine painted, or I may polish it. (minus the caps)

ViewRVs 08-19-2012 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by MrJ (Post 1190733)
What does it cost ballpark to have an Argosy HM painted? I may need to have mine painted, or I may polish it. (minus the caps)

I have an estimate of $4,500 to $5,500 for a professional job with someone experienced in painting Argosy units. You could probably find someone cheaper but cost and quality usually go together. A 28' unit might be slightly more.

You also have to make sure they paint the bumper skirt and also clean up the front grill area.

I have not seen good results with stripping them bare. I prefer the Argosy units painted.

abarlow 08-29-2012 02:29 PM

You said you have 200' of the orange rail. Where did you get this? I have been contemplating doing a new paint job on ours, and am bummed that we don't have the orange rail...

ViewRVs 08-29-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by abarlow (Post 1195840)
You said you have 200' of the orange rail. Where did you get this? I have been contemplating doing a new paint job on ours, and am bummed that we don't have the orange rail...

Call Andy at Inland RV. I could not find it on their website but he does have it.

ViewRVs 03-02-2013 08:04 AM

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Here is the latest picture of my Argosy down at Cooperative Motor Works in Orlando.

We decided against doing anything radical and went all original. It looks great!

bkahler 03-02-2013 06:24 PM

Dang that looks nice!

Zooming in on the picture it sort of looks like different mirrors are mounted. Did Jim install different ones?

Brad

Michigander 03-02-2013 09:18 PM

Whew! That looks nice!
 
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Originally Posted by ViewRVs (Post 1267601)
Here is the latest picture of my Argosy down at Cooperative Motor Works in Orlando.

We decided against doing anything radical and went all original. It looks great!

Excellent! Glad you went original.

ViewRVs 03-02-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by bkahler (Post 1267783)
Dang that looks nice!

Zooming in on the picture it sort of looks like different mirrors are mounted. Did Jim install different ones?

Brad

As far as I know, the original mirrors are back on.

ViewRVs 04-20-2013 09:49 AM

4/20/2013 Update
 
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So I went all original. Here are the latest pictures. We are picking up the unit on 5/13/2013 and driving up to the vintage RV rally in Tennessee that weekend.


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