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Old 10-09-2002, 06:43 AM   #21
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Cool Sink and Shower restoration

Greetings Brouck!

The cost for this process was actually quite reasonable. My refinisher's entire charge for the complete job was $395.00. I had two other bids of $595.00 and $795.00. The refinisher who bid $795.00 didn't seem to really want the job. My refinisher as well as the one who bid $595.00 reduced their charges because I was willing to transport my coach to their shops - - this allowed them to avoid the necessity to transport their equipment to my site and allowed them immediate access to all of thier equipment, materials and supplies.
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:45 AM   #22
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overlanders primer

so I guess I'm not picking this primer up at Walmart?

Didn't think so.

I guess I will do the best I can with what ever I can get at West marine...do you think that will work or is there any other source like an auto body finish place that I might get the right kind of finishing products.

When I looked up the kind of plastic that the bath fixture stuff is made of [mfp or something like that] and how to paint it, I found that race car bodies are also made from them and some auto shops have paints that will paint that kind of plastic.
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Old 10-10-2002, 08:11 PM   #23
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Sink and Shower restoration

My plans to post a web site hit a slight snag and it will likely be at least three weeks before I get the job done so I posted a few of my photos at:

http://www.airstreamphotos.com

There are several of the bathroom restoration/refinishing as well as a few exterior before and after shots as well. The search string: "1964 Overlander" should bring up the photos that I have posted at the above site. The photo below is one of the "after" of the bathroom refinish:



This is a similar view before restoration/refinishing:

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Old 10-11-2002, 06:51 AM   #24
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wow

that looks terrific...I think I may work on mine this weekend if I get up the nerve. It's scary since these are the only items that can't be replaced and would be a pain to build in. I will try to redo the sink before making a fiberglass one from scratch but I would like to try just to see if I could.

We have a covered area by the pool that I will hang a sheet of plastic on for spraying that will work for a studio...it will keep falling leaves off the items anyway.

Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 10-11-2002, 10:31 AM   #25
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Thank you everyone for your experience! I just bought my airstream and planned on tackling the sink and tub this weekend. I talked to a Sherwin Williams paint rep. who also suggested the 2-part epoxy. I ordered a quart from them on Monday and it is suppose to be delivered today (Friday). The cost is going to be around $25 for the quart.

I have worked with 2-part epoxy in the past painting pool floors. In my experience you throw all your brushes and rollers away after using them in 2-part epoxy. That stuff is VERY hard to clean up. You even want to wear rubber gloves when painting. Xylene cleans it up fairly well, but it really takes a LOT of scrubbing to get it off once it dries partially.
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2-part epoxy

and not Latex gloves!
The BEST gloves---and I've tried ALL kinds believe me!---the BEST ones are BLUE...are rubberized on the entire hand.

I found them at Home Depot or Lowe's. They have a 'long hand' and an natural coloured knit cuff and the wrist.
But, these are THICK and yet fit well so you can still pick up a thin object...and I use them for electrical, paint remover, anything very caustic. 2 part epoxy would be a 'for sure' reason to wear them.

On this Thread, I think the person who said that about removing a layer or two with wet/dry sandpaper and lots of elbow grease was the best ---KISS---advise on this thread. Just water and that sandpaper. You can try it on an obscure area and see how clean and shiney it comes out.
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KISS

Not a Kiss (smack)..
Keep It Simple Stupid......
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Here it is.......

I finished my tub and sink! I am going to try to load a before and after picture.........
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arggg

Ok, so I didn't get to share........ I'll keep trying. I made my picture a smaller pixel size, but it cropped the picture instead of making the whole thing smaller.........does anybody know how to help this basket case??? I really wanted to share..
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Lori,

Your best bet is to post the pic to the airstreamhotos site. You get an album there for free and you can load larger pics. Then just post a link in you messages so we can all see your handywork!
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TO???

I could NOT remember which Thread I promised to tell when I got pictures downloaded. I just did it, and I'm putting out 'feelers'..

I can't remember who it was on here that's waiting for the photos of my restoration, and there's so many forums I can't find it. , I've fianally started a Photo Album on here. ...I put 2 on today...
To see them, just go to the Member's Photos and you'll see them.
They are progress shots,,,and lots of unfinished things are apparent.
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