AIRSTREAM ARGOSY TRAVEL TRAILER RENOVATION EXTERIOR PAINT UPDATE

THE PLAN

I love starting with a mood/design board to give me a big picture goal for my project. I played around with colors and ideas to finally settle on this dreamy teal and pink theme. We decided to name our Argosy, Lilo after Lilo and Stitch. I liked the idea of a tropical vibe and also wanted something with a subtle Disney nod. After choosing colors, I started the prep work.

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PREP

Regardless of the type of paint or technique you use, the prep is basically the same. I sanded the original paint really well to smooth any rough edges and remove any remaining gloss. Then, I power washed everything really well, including the roof. I re-caulked around windows and seems, removed light covers and covered windows and wheels in plastic.

PRIMING AND PAINT

I studied up on this long and hard. I spent weeks, watching YouTube videos and reading blog posts. I joined several Argosy Facebook groups and read multiple threads in several vintage forums. I really thought this was finally the moment when I would abandon my paint roller and latex paint and use a professional grade automotive paint. I DID research automotive paint, I even looked into renting a paint booth to do a professional job.

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