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Originally Posted by windytd
Just aquired a 76 31' Airstream. I found this site and it looks like there is a lot of great info on it. My wife and I live in MN and really enjoy camping. I have never owned an airstream, they seam like great campers.. the best I may say. However I would like to know where or how I can get the outside back to being shiney and new!
There are a number of professionals who will polish your coach's exterior and a few who are also capable of applying the factory style Plasticoat. It is also possible to polish the coach yourself -- it is a very big undertaking on a coach the size of a Sovereign! I know that there was no question in my mind regarding how to bring back the exterior on my coach -- I looked to one of the professionals who has been in the business for several decades. I took my coach to the Ruths -- P & S Trailer Service in Helena, Ohio -- they took my coach from its forelorn appearance to its original factory appearance (friends of my family purchased the coach new and I have many fond memories from when the coach was new). You can learn about P & S Trailer Service at:
P & S Travel Trailer Service, Helena, Ohio
There are a number of threads here on the Forums regarding methods for do-it-yourself Plasticoat removal and polishing that can be accessed through the search function.
Good luck with your coach!