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Old 01-15-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
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2003 25' Safari
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Paint for frame and tongue

Anyone know of the proper paint to use for the tongue of a newer AS (darker grey)? Type and color match?

My brand new 2003 has rust on the welds and I'm looking to fix it this spring.
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Old 01-15-2003, 05:18 PM   #2
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If it's the same dark gray as on the 1990s then it is called "Metallic Gray" part number 360151-01 and sold through the dealers for about $15 per can.
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Old 01-15-2003, 05:39 PM   #3
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paint tongue and frame

We just did the whole tongue and frame on our 67 safari
It came out Great!!! Big relief to know that our foundation is protected.
I scraped like crazy with many sizes of brass or steel bristled brushes. Wear eye protection and maybe a ski mask .
I grey taped a small brush to a stick and scraped copious amounts of rust and flakes from the frame insides near the tongue.
We used the good old red rustoleum primer everywhere (taped a brush to a stick to get inside the frame areas) this was a messy but rewarding job.
I used some mettalic aluminum MAB paint that I liberated from my local municipality when they had me painting fireplugsfor a temp agency --this did Mac Daddy good job on the exposed areas of the tongue and rear frame around the black tank--also bumpers and steel parts.
I used black enamel paint for the frame then buttoned up the belly. It came out fantastic and I hope not to worry about this for another 35 years!!!! Happy to help with any questions-- Might as well re wire your running lights while you are in there for instance. tod47d
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Old 01-15-2003, 05:39 PM   #4
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Thanks Randy- as I was going to ask this question tonight.

I'm going to install a new LPG kit (moving the regulator from the frame mount up closer to the top of the bottles) and I want to repaint the tongue as it will be completely open.

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