Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-11-2021, 10:34 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
2004 31' Classic
lakeland , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 5
Airstream Sealer

Good day all. I am looking for someone to seal the exterior of my 31' classic trailer. it is due and i am not confident in doing it my self. Does anyone know of someone in the central florida area other than the stealerships. It would take months and months for them to do it. Any help appreciated.
nursematt69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2021, 03:26 PM   #2
Rivet Master
1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,763
Blog Entries: 13
To the best of my knowledge, no one, not even the famous P&S Trailer Service in Ohio, is stripping and recoating Airstreams. The original product, Plasticoat, is no longer manufactured and automotive clear coats don’t work.

I think the best you can hope for is someone who can strip the old coating off and slightly polish the exterior to a clean matte finish.
Sorta new (usually dirty) Nissan Titan XD (hardly paid for)
Middle-aged Safari SE
Young, lovely bride
Dismissive cat
n2916s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2021, 08:03 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
2004 31' Classic
lakeland , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 5

i probably worded it wrong. I meant the seas on the outside of the trailer to fill the seams with the not caulk but the appropropriate stuff to keep it from leaking. not ready to strip it down yet. Thanks for your reply though.
nursematt69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2021, 09:38 AM   #4
Rivet Master

1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,024
We sealed the seams on both our trailers. Seems like the most effective method to seal existing seams is with Captain Tolley’s seam sealer and cap with silver Parbond. CT wicks into the joint. Then we taped off each side of the joint leaving an 1/8” gap and caulked with Parbond. We slicked off the caulk with mineral spirits then removed the tape. If others agree you could hire a couple of high school kids to do the work on an hourly basis. You purchase the material. Using the tape allows a non-professional, like me, to do the job. Just a thought. Good luck
Bubba L is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Polish & Sealer PolishGuy Commercial Listings 0 08-08-2005 01:24 PM
Removing all of sealer Jalina Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 1 10-16-2004 11:12 AM
BellyPan and Wheel Well Caulking/Sealer mbatm01 Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 2 09-07-2004 06:19 PM
Marker light electrical sealer? TomW Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 2 01-26-2004 07:22 AM
Metal Gloss polish & sealer LeeA Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 15 11-26-2003 10:02 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.