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Old 08-25-2015, 09:50 PM   #71
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Quick update.....Body color has been sprayed, wow it took more prep time than I thought so I'm a day behind but the Titanium Silver looks amazing! Looks like a completely different rig! Now I just need to give it a couple days to dry before I can mask off for the stripe, last thing I want is to have paint lifting off when I remove the masking.

Now I am searching for LED marker lights and rear taillights as well as some additional 3m moldings to clean up dress up some areas on the exterior. I promise I will post pics once the paint is finished and not make everyone wait until I have everything done.

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Old 08-26-2015, 08:01 AM   #72
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Matt,
Glad that you got the main color done, can't wait to see your handy work. There is a whole lot of surface area there to prep, so I can understand why it takes a long time.
Keep plugging away, and it will be done before you know it.
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cant wait to see the hammerhead done,,,,,..
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Bap and Frank,
I think you both are gonna be pleased! The Titanium Silver Metallic paint is so shiny!!!! Not quite Airstream shiny but wow she is looking amazing, all my neighbors have been stopping by to check in on the progress, I am so lucky to have good neighbors since I live in a municipality and am doing all the work in my driveway! I'm just lucky that I have no covenants in my neighborhood and my neighbors are used to me bringing home all flavors of run down machines and making them beautiful again.

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Old 08-26-2015, 10:45 AM   #75
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well hurry up,,,,,,,,,gotta see it....


im lucky where i live up a deadend holler here in ky,,,---funny the airstream sets by the road and the nieghbors can see themself on the airstream,,,one said that it blinded them when they came around the corner,,,,lol....just wait untill i polish it,,,,
everyone is asking how i made it that shiny,,,,,lol
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I agree with Bap, can't wait to see the new and improved coach.
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Well I was going to wait until I got my exterior trim pieces, all of my new LED marker lights in and installed, and the new decals on before I did the reveal but then I figured that would be kinda a jerk move since it may take up to 7-10 days to get the lights in. So without further adieu I will post the almost complete Hammerhead exterior renovation.

Prepping for the stripe:





Almost done:

















There you have her! The paint job came out really well, I scrubbed the whole rig with a 3mm pad and did some sanding on the front and rear caps and the smooth side rail trim to clean up some really rough spots and then I wiped the whole rig down with paint prep. The total count for paint was 40 cans of Rustoleum Titanium Silver Metallic (did not cover as well as I hoped)and 8 cans of Rustoleum Hammered Metalic Pewter. Total cost of paint $336.00, prep and making materials about $75.00. So for about $400.00 I have a fully repainted rig and I can pick up touch up paint at any Home Depot, Lowes or Walmart.

She still has some bumps and bruises that could not have been fixed without residing sections of the rig and I was not up to that task, LOL All in all I am very pleased with the results and once I add the new molding it will cover up some of the "rougher area" and I think give her a very finished look. So if anyone tells you that you can not "spray bomb" an older rig for a huge improvement in looks send them over to my thread. LOL

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A GREAT job, and period correct, rather than swoops and swirls. Congrats.

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...There you have her! The paint job came out really well...Matt
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A GREAT job, and period correct, rather than swoops and swirls. Congrats.

Thanks George! I am not a fan of the swoops and swirls either. I played with a couple of other paint schemes on MS paint before deciding that this one was just right.
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Nice job, it looks great. You can be very proud of the job that you have done.
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Fantastic! It blows me away that you did it with spray cans. Now buy a metal tire cover and spray to match and cover that ugly spare tire that hides your great paint job.
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looks fantastic,,,,----hammerhead is a perfect name for this rig of yours,,,,i love it..


you prepped her well and done a great job with the rattle can,s--!!!
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Matt,


She looks wonderful! Just found your thread and am glad to see the work you have done. You are going to have a great time with her. Don't forget to get some smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for the inside. These old rigs didn't come with them and you all want to be safe.


I see old rigs in yards all the time and think how bad I wanted one for so long and had to wait years to get it. People let these things just sit and often rot for lack of care. I love seeing someone take something this old and redo it. These were made to last and this rig definitely proves that.


You have every right to be proud of your work. Enjoy her, Lynne
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