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Old 05-19-2010, 11:31 AM   #15
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A link to the Rivet Removal Tool here. It really makes the task go better, and you do not slip off the head, causing unwanted damage.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:41 PM   #16
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Rivets coming out

All the advise really has helped. Henry purchased a rivet remover and that is doing the trick. Its slow and we are taking our time so as not to damage any of the panels.

It seems that Sunday afternoons are about our only time to spend on this project so it's going pretty slow.

I have some pictures and I'll post them as soon as I figure out how!

Keep that advise coming.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:59 PM   #17
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I washed our interior panels laid flat on the grass in the back yard with some heavy duty cleaner and a good long handled brush. Came out clean as a whistle! Now their coiled into loose groups awaiting wiring and insulation. Our hope is to get them back in by fall. (Our daughters wedding is taking all our time right now - 3 more weeks.....)
If you're replacing the floor, you could powerwash them inside the trailer before you take them out - just wear a bathing or wet suit!

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Old 06-16-2010, 12:56 PM   #18
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Its been a month since I've posted, but we took this advise and I'm proud to say, the insides are out! We purchsed a AirCraft Rivet removal bit and yes, that was the ticket! Really speed up the job with less destruction of the metal around the rivets, Thanks, Steve. Rivet Master, your insights on the removal of stubborn rivets was invaluable - hopefully we have less damage on these panels than we would have.

I washed the interior with a good cleaner (Krud remover) before we took them out and now all the panels are laying in the shed. I do plan to powerwash them also to remove the remains of insultation and pooh smell before we reinstall.

Henry will take the floor out next and has looked at your restoration, Steve. He thinks he will leave walkways so we can clean underneath and still be able to carefully reach stuff before removing all the floor. Keep your fingers crossed that the cross members are not rotted or rusted!!

Question: can someone recommend the type insulation to purchase and the best way to install this to the skin?

Again, thanks to all.

PS: Birdie Momma, our airstream was manufacutred in Santa Fe Springs, CA, I'll post the vin # soon.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:41 PM   #19
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Its been a month since I've posted, but we took this advise and I'm proud to say, the insides are out! We purchsed a AirCraft Rivet removal bit and yes, that was the ticket! Really speed up the job with less destruction of the metal around the rivets, Thanks, Steve. Rivet Master, your insights on the removal of stubborn rivets was invaluable - hopefully we have less damage on these panels than we would have.

I washed the interior with a good cleaner (Krud remover) before we took them out and now all the panels are laying in the shed. I do plan to powerwash them also to remove the remains of insultation and pooh smell before we reinstall.

Henry will take the floor out next and has looked at your restoration, Steve. He thinks he will leave walkways so we can clean underneath and still be able to carefully reach stuff before removing all the floor. Keep your fingers crossed that the cross members are not rotted or rusted!!

Question: can someone recommend the type insulation to purchase and the best way to install this to the skin?

Again, thanks to all.

PS: Birdie Momma, our airstream was manufacutred in Santa Fe Springs, CA, I'll post the vin # soon.
Jane
Hi Pratte,

I used Prodex insulation from www.insulation4less.com
to do my Safari with. I have some info on my long-neglected blog, which you can get to from the link below. It beats the heck out of using fiberglass or Reflectix, IMO.

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Old 06-16-2010, 02:44 PM   #20
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Is there a reason that we can't use the spray on urethane foam that is used in houses? It seems like it would fill all the voids and help with rodent issues as well as water.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #21
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Once a spray-foamed area does get moist it stays that way until the wood or metals turn to dust - closed-cell foam is not perfectly closed-cell, its more like 93 to 97% closed and will take up water over time. Prodex with an air gap is what I used and provided for possible intrusion drainage by sloping the sheets to weep holes like a very shallow shower stall drain.

People may shout its not so anymore but I've seen a spray foamed floor many years later that the metals involved would've been better off being buried in dirt.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #22
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Is there a reason that we can't use the spray on urethane foam that is used in houses? It seems like it would fill all the voids and help with rodent issues as well as water.

At the top of this page is a search button, and in the options you can choose Google search. I suggest you try a Google search for spray foam insulation or something similar. You can learn all the opinions, pro and con, and decide for yourself. This has been gone over many times, and there are some folks doing it right now. I can't see myself encapsulating all of the wiring and such in the stuff but there are some old Avions with the spray foam in them, from the sixties, I believe.

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:13 PM   #23
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ok thanks... I was not really asking for myself. I do not need to address this yet. I guess I was asking for the community as a whole.

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Old 06-16-2010, 06:47 PM   #25
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Wow, can't believe how quickly you folks responded! Thanks. And I'd love to post Pic's - how do I do that?? do you have to put them in a blog? I tried using the icon above but it asked for a URL address. Not sure what it wants...
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Wow, can't believe how quickly you folks responded! Thanks. And I'd love to post Pic's - how do I do that?? do you have to put them in a blog? I tried using the icon above but it asked for a URL address. Not sure what it wants...

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