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I think the bar has been raised for you "Polishers" out there. Doug and Lee pay close attention.

1960 18ft Airstream built three years before the first Barth. Notice the chrome reverse wheels, baby moon hubcabs, and wide white wall tires.



The street side and you can see the reflection of "Ugly Betty" with me taking the picture.



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Wow Nick, I'm impressed! What most folks don't see in the pics is the 2 lbs+ of black aluminum oxide smut in his nose & ears, the totally ruined clothes washer and the 3 tubes of Ben Gay..... Frowner

PS: Had my driveshaft shortened & rebuilt by "our favorite" drivetrain shop in Bladensburg MD....
They had a whole new office with fancy chairs....said it came from Ugly Betty's invoice..... Big Grin
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I have heard that the early Airstreams have a coat of pure aluminum on the outer skin that makes them polish up better than regular aluminum alloy sheet. If true, you probably cannot get a Barth as shiny as the early Airstreams.




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Guys, if you have an misconceptions that my AirStream is ever going to look like that - forget it! My AirStream keeps me dry, keeps me warm, keeps me cool and gives me a place to lay my head. Enuf said.


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Originally posted by DougZ:
Guys, if you have an misconceptions that my AirStream is ever going to look like that - forget it!
Wimp!!! Big Grin


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you probably cannot get a Barth as shiny as the early Airstreams


Oooh Corey, sounds like you're throwing down a gauntlet here?.... hmm

You're right on - early Airstreams used a much richer aluminum alloy than Barth did, allowing for a higher luster & brilliance....but at the expense of a softer surface that could be marred by not much more than a mean look.... Mad

The alloy used in Barth skin more closely resembles stainless steel when polished. I used to correct folks unfamiliar with the Barth legend, now I just let it pass....I figure no harm, no foul Wink
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