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Old 07-01-2008, 04:29 PM   #21
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When I was a kid in Montana, I grew up next to a railroad yard. My favorite train car was the old Great Northern. They had a beautiful blue car with a white image of a mountain goat. If I were going to paint an old tin girl, I would be tempted to paint it with that color and include the mountain goat imagine... or keep the goat as polished aluminum.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:14 AM   #22
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I have pondered painting the top half or even all snow white to minimize heat gain and minimize the plasti-coat ha$$les. Airplane quality paint should be durable.

While the "can't really mirror polish the post-'82 aluminum" is beautiful nough new, by 10-20 years, a lot of resour$e$ are consumed in cosmetic maintenance.

The Texas and southwest sun is intense all 4.5 months of summer. ACs are loud, and one unit may not be adequate and 2 ACs are special order 50 amp options. The new 34' Pan Am does not offer a 2nd AC.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:16 AM   #23
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I would not usually consider paint as an option for my 07 FB. Now that I am noticing the corrosion that others have chronicled in the corrosion forum, a good paint job like Andy has discussed is suddenly looking more palatable.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:18 AM   #24
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I painted the roof of my 34 white using aircraft paint to keep the heat gain down. It's really helped a lot.

I use parfe wax to polish up the rest of it. Works well, but it's a ton of work.

I've been thinking of painting the rig with metal flake paint (think metallic on steroids, like bass boats...). I think a bright red metal flake would really look cool.

Who cares what other people think. It's your coach. If you like it, that's all that matters. But that being said, my grandpa had a 31' Excella that he had a nice metallic silver paint job put on and the banana wrap done in gloss black. It looked really sharp, and it held up well. If you're getting tired of polishing and waxxing, it's worth looking at.

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:00 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by balrgn View Post
Have you seen Vintage Thunder, it looks awesome.
Vintage Thunder is an Argosy. And yes it is awsome! Saw it at Penn Woods.

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:23 PM   #26
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Recently saw an 80 excella at aTin Can Tourist rally,which was painted silver and looked real good,not that I would want to do that to mine.Dave
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:14 PM   #27
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Will the real Vanderbilt Airstream plse..

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Does any one know what ever happened to the Neil Vanderbilt Airstream??
I am also curious~
Trailer like that don't just disappear now..?
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:29 AM   #28
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Used to own a DeLorean and was active in the owner's club. The unique feature of the car, besides the gullwing doors, was the stainless steel body. Several members painted their cars black or Porsche guardsman red. The value of these cars dropped before the paint was dry!

I'm firmly of the belief that it's your trailer and you can do with it as you please. On the other hand, I have an 11 foot pole in the garage that i wouldn't use to touch a painted AS.
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:14 PM   #29
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Have you seen Vintage Thunder, it looks awesome.
where can you see picture of the Vintage Thunder?
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:50 PM   #30
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Wow, now this is a serious thread resurrection!

Here is a picture:
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:47 AM   #31
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Wow almost a 14 years later resurrection but it was nice to see Rich's trailer again.

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