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Old 08-06-2008, 04:00 PM   #581
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:45 PM   #582
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It is me SIU Bound (Brian) I changed my name on the forum. Trying to keep everybody off balance. No I wanted to include my wife since she has done as much work as I have.

Your AS looks great. Man you will have a new rig when you are finished. I was checking out Indian state park down by your neck of the woods. Looks like a great place.. I am amazed with the type of work and detail you put into that trailer. It is looking awesome.

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Old 08-06-2008, 06:07 PM   #583
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Thanks, Brian. I saw your thread about the name change and I have you on my buddies list. Now I just need to rememebr who belongs to that new name. Just kidding.

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Old 08-06-2008, 07:23 PM   #584
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Great!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks fantastic! Reading your previous posts you mentioned that you rolled the primer. Did you also roll the finish. It looks as if it were sprayed but I don't see any maskings. Keep up the good guidance. I love it! I hope to be not too far behind you (maybe a few months however ).
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Yep, rolled the whole thing. I'm very suprised how this looks. Do you have vinyl walls in your '70 model? I can't remember when Airstream switched to the vinyl.

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Do you have vinyl walls in your '70 model? I can't remember when Airstream switched to the vinyl.

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Yes, mine has a vinyl coating. The PO painted most of the walls and I have no idea what prep if any they did. Therefore the first thing that I will need to do is strip it. We have been experimenting on some of the smaller pieces. It appears that my best bet will be using a water rinsible stripper and pressure washer.

My game plan is to strip and prime the sheets while they are out. I will put the final coat(s) on after installing them. I am very interested in your progresss and results.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:27 AM   #587
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Looking awesome, Jim! I can't wait to see it in person someday!

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:16 AM   #588
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Before and after looking forward
I love this picture:


"tools - check. chair - check. tv - check. waste basket - check. let's get working."


Oh!! almost forgot, I love the blue paint in the bedroom.
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You left one item out...BEER!!!! Hey at my age, I take a lotta breaks.

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I always forget something.
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Well, I need an idea. I'm trying to finish up the last bits of painting and the Sherwin-Williams products seem to be doing well. Take a look back at post 581 at the last two pictures. Specifically, the Tambour over the gaucho area. See how yellow it is? I need to paint that with something. I'm afraid that the primers and paints used on the walls won't work very well on the Tambour because it has to stay flexible in order to work properly. Anybody got an idea of what to use? Maybe a can of automotive spray paint for plastics?

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I would use a spray primer and paint for that material. The sliding doors look like they should use an enamel paint. I would give it several light sprays. I would not spray it on to thick. I would finish the part that does not flex with an artist brush. It is hard for me to explain so I hope you understand what I am trying to get across.

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How about something simple like that Krylon Fusion paint? It's a rattle can so you'll have to tape off well. I've used it successfully on several plastic products. The paint stays adhered when the plastic bends too.
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Good ideas, guys. I'll see what I can find tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!

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So, any updates on what you did for the tambour? I love watching the visible progress you're making right now.
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Not yet. I've been working on smaller stuff. It'll probably be some time next week before I get to that particular task. Other stuff keeps getting in the way.

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paint for tambour

I used Krylon Fusion on the yellowed plastic tambour doors in the bath on our trailer and it is holding up very well so far(about 8 months).
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Here you go guys. I finally got the tambour and shelf completed. I did indeed use the Fusion paint and it looks really good. Thanks for the tip, folks. The tambour actually looks much better than in the pic. There are a couple of areas around the "handles" in the center that didn't take the paint very well. I'm guessing it's the fabric material on the backside having some kind of problem. Eric wants to make some kind of new handle out of wood to replace the first couple of inches from the center out toward the ends.
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And here's the shelf behind the tambour. This came out nice as well. As you can see, some knucklehead cut out the back of the shelf somewhere along the way. Gotta replace that as well. Will do that when I put the radio in (hopefully soon). This shelf is made of aluminum and was painted dark brown, much like the rest of the interior. I scuffed it with 200 grit sandpaper, cleaned, primed, then painted with the same Krylon. No more "cave" look there now.

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Also finally finished up the wheel wells. The wheel wells in this era Airstream have a heavy plastic black outer cover that is installed when the floor goes back in. Both had a hole punched in them up in the front, presumably from rocks kicked up by the tires. I patched these over with fiberglass mat and resin. Worked well. Then insulated with a thin layer of "pink stuff". Then riveted and screwed back on the inner cover (no pic of that, sorry). The inner cover is a little brittle in places, so I had to carefully drill new rivet holes in the wall attachment areas.

Before and after pics.

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