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Old 06-10-2018, 11:09 AM   #1
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1972 Safari Restoration - Gutted!

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The Stream is gutted and my electrician will begin work within 6 weeks! So progress. Looking ahead, I have found a metal worker that will reinstall aluminum walls for the interior for $3,000 total - he will provide all materials needed included the aluminum. He has done repair work on the belly already and is an excellent craftsman. Thoughts?
?? I am considering leaving much of the aluminum in a it's natural finish. Maybe painting sections.
Thoughts about leaving the aluminum unfinished in a wet bath?
Concerns?
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:10 PM   #2
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If you plan on leaving some of the aluminum in its natural state, consider constant smudges, finger prints, etc. There are threads addressing products to seal the raw aluminum to keep a nice finish. Some have used a clear coat and others a product like Evershield. If thatís what you want, Iím sure there is something out there that will seal it. Good luck, Bubba
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