The Crow Off Grid Cabin
Well, I think you did a wonderful job on the Argosy.
ACK. YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO PAINT AIRSTREAMS. It’s bad for the original finish /and/ for the paint.
There’s nothing wrong with painting them as long as it’s done properly…
and that’s what the owner really,really wants.
A bit of much of trouble to go back to original,
to say the least.
That being said,
it’s no different than painting an aircraft and you don’t see many of them in unpainted metal anymore since Imron,etc. have become readily available.
Not everybody likes shiny metal.
but I don’t own that trailer.
They’re not designed for it, it invariably looks horrible, and it inevitably flakes/peels off and looks even worse.
Three strikes, yer out.
Go bark up some other tree.
Its ’s an Argosy,anyway-
not a “real” Airstream….
read the comment below.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there are many others that like this one just fine.
Maybe you can’t read very well-
I prefer polished aluminum but it’s not my trailer.
How does yours look?
Ummm people the Argosys were made that way, this dude didn’t just paint an airstream, Argosy is the name of the painted line of Airstreams. https://www.airstream.com/blog/argosy-short-history-painted-airstream/
Thanks for this valuable post. I also thought Argosy was painted, but too tired to check it out.
Argosy brand is not the same as Airstream. All of them are painted.
For all of the people saying “don’t paint the Airstream.” You are right…except in this case. The Argosy is the “painted Airstream” – a little history here. The Argosy is made by Airstream – but used a lower-grade aluminum to save costs. It probably came painted and you can repaint an Argosy.
I love this little house! I think you did a fabulous job keeping the vintage and adding in the modern. It is a great mix of vintage and the industrial with amazing pops of color. You did a great job!! Please – park this in my driveway and give me the keys!!
Like STARHAWK posted : They’re not designed for paint, it invariably looks horrible, and it inevitably flakes/peels off and looks even worse.
Argosy’s were painted from the factory!
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