Good evening, peeps!
Funny how life is connected. For example, how does camping lead to a bad parking decision that leads to a sponsorship? Allow me to explain.
The White Mountains connects to the Airstream…
After our trip to the White Mountains the Airstream furnace failed, so I left it with a dealer for a few days.
The Airstream connects to Fred’s neighbor…
After picking up the Airstream from the dealer mid-week, a car was parked on the other side of the street from Fred’s house and I was alone. A normal person would have either a) Asked the neighbor to move for a few minutes or b) Left the trailer out front and come back later.
Fred’s neighbor connects to my bad decision making…
I chose c) Pull in tight, possibly brushing up against a small bush in the the process, without a spotter. What could be the worst that would happen?
Well, this is what happened:
The aforementioned “small” bush turned out to be a Palo Verde that’s been cut super short, and it left a severe scratch in the Airstream for 10′ (3m) give or take.
My bad decision making connects to a wonderful new relationship!
But all is not lost!
Enter Bulldog Detail. These guys run a shop in Scottsdale, Arizona and specialize in scratch repair, ego repair and ceramic coating. After explaining what happened to the Airstream they quoted me an incredibly fair price and got it done in only a few days.
While Fred and I were dropping off the Airstream we asked Kyle owner/operator if he would mind us making an episode around the scratch repair. One thing led to another and we all thought Airstream MTB and Bulldog Detail would complement each other, thus a sponsorship was born!
Ceramic Coating Oh My
You can find an extensive walk-through of what Bulldog Detail did to repair this scratch and the special ceramic coating they applied to defend it against future encounters right here in our latest video. There’s a lot of science here centering around hydrophobic coatings, electrostatic properties, hardness scales and layered barriers – enjoy!
Onward With the Sponsorship
With this episode we are rolling into season 2 if you can believe it, and what better way than to spruce up our splash screen with credit to Bulldog Detail. We’re proud to have their sponsorship and look forward to a wonderful year! By all means, if you have any questions comment or even better give Bulldog Detail a call.