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Old 11-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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1990 Barth Regency

I bought a 32', 1990 Barth Regency wide body diesel pusher last year. It has an all aluminum shell and frame on a Spartan chassis, 8.3 Cummins engine, 101,000 miles. It is solid as a rock and a sweet ride. Hoping it lasts for a long time. The paint is a bit dull in some places and pitted too. Would appreciate any ideas on how to brighten it up without repainting.

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Barth built a really nice coach. Sounds like you have a sweet one. Post some photos.

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Photo of our 32' 1990 Barth Regency, DP. Hope I attached it correctly.

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Old 11-04-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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Photo of our 32' 1990 Barth Regency, DP. Hope I attached it correctly.

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It attached correctly. That is so cool. Any interior pics? What is the antenna at the top for? Looks like a TV/radio one. Congrats on the couch. Like I said earlier, that is so cool.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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Barth made nothing but top quality coaches.... and many were made to order, not massed produced. My 1990 32' Regency cost $210,000 brand new. It is made from aircraft grade aluminum with solid wood cabinets, solid walls and flooring. There is forum of Barth owners with lots of pictures at barthmobile.com

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Nice ...really nice. I am going to check out the site. We have a FRED and love it. We specifically purchased a FRED because of the mid entry door. Enjoy it.
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I wash my old rig with a large concentration of bleach. Bleach makes her shine....
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Bleach is not good for aluminum, and probably not going to do most paint a lot of good either.

MO Fred if it is the aluminum that is pitting you need to figure out why, that's the equivalent of rust to steel.
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Thanks for the advice.... the aluminum is not pitting... it's the paint. I have a detail shop lined up for first week of April to strip it down, buff it out and wax it. Should take out some scratches and make it shine really nice.

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Nice looking MH. I learned something today and that is I think ours must be called a mid-door MH also. Judgeing from you photo our door is about the same placement. If not We still like her... Can't wait to see it after the stip down.
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There is really no reason you can not go the Red Max Pro / Zep route. Your coach is painted, so it should rub out. I did my all aluminum coach 2 years ago, and it still is doing fine. Paint is basically plastic, so it should adhere the same as it does on those plastic coaches.
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Thanks for the tips.... The local Ford dealer has a detail shop co-located. They are going to strip off all previous coating, grime, and buff it out. Then apply a coat of wax.... all for $500. Believe the cost is well worth the effort. I am scheduled for early April, when it finally starts to warm up.

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I have waxed mine the last 6 times and this year I am going to hire it out. How long is your Barth? $500.00 sound like a food deal.
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Our Barth is a Wide Body, 32 feet long. See photo above. I waxed mine too.... alot of work and some of the wax stays caked on the rivets and in tight areas. They are taking it all off. Belive $500 is a great price.

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