Originally Posted by 77airstream
Do I want to polish or plasticoat?
...Until thou hast prepared the surface. Guess what the surface preparation entails? You guessed it, stripping the old plasticote and polishing the skin until it looks like you want it to look under the plasticote.
Don't trust plasticoating to anyone but a professional, and ask for a list of former Airstream customers. I've seen some abysmal jobs complete with dirt, leaves and small animals decoupaged onto the Airstream.
With all due respect to 53FlyingCloud
(the man has 2,481 posts under his belt), run away from the POR-15 product unless you are a very, very clever person with many hours of spray painting experience under your belt.
You can do the prep. Get a pro to do the plasticote.
The prep may be the most time consuming and ergo most expensive part of the task anyway.