Post by oldcarbuff on Apr 17, 2013 21:01:32 GMT -5
I am in the process of laying out the paint pattern on the camper. '64 1500. I am planing on white over turquoise and then the 2" stripe. I like the idea of the polished aluminum but have no idea what the maintenance issues are. Can someone help me out with a little advice.
If the stripe is polished does one top coat with clear to protect? If not how often does it require to re-polish and is that not a mess on the surrounding paint. If one does not re-polish will it naturally patina?
How about silver or gray paint. What have others used?
Post by boandsusan on Apr 17, 2013 22:30:07 GMT -5
It will naturally patina with out a protective coat or continuous polishing. Polishing does cause a little mess on the surrounding paint but wipes off with a clean rag. We use sharkhide on our boat after polishing the aluminum it protects it for several years. I intend using it on the Shasta once everything is polished. We used 2 inch blue pin-striping on our Shasta. I found it online, they also had silver. I like the pin-striping as it gives a super clean line between the 2 paint colors. Hope this helps.
We had the stripe painted silver. When we reskinned him, the new aluminum came with a base coat, and it would have cost a fortune to have it removed for painting. I found a color that came really close to the color of polished aluminum.
boandsusan, do you mean the tape put down to cover the polished area before you paint? You then take it off to reveal the shiny stripe between the painted halves?
Not to use to tape off, we used auto quality pin-striping for our z stripe. It was $32 inc shipping. Its real simple to apply and looks just like paint and it follows the contours in the skin, giving a nice crisp, clean line. I`ve painted stripes and the ridges in the skin made it nearly impossible to get a really sharp line when masking/taping off.
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2013 14:24:50 GMT -5 by boandsusan
Post by Gone Kayaking on Apr 18, 2013 20:26:18 GMT -5
I so far have left the aluminum bare where the stripe is. That is the original at least on the 56, though I modified teh original paint design to be more in keepign with the later 50's early 60's with the wider and lower stripe vs the thin higher stripe on the 56 and 57's
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'