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Old 01-08-2015, 09:57 PM   #155
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Cool. I have half of the Sealants from that post. More arrives next week post the VTS 14% off sale NY. Looks like I am researching the next stage of flooring again. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-09-2015, 05:42 PM   #156
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I been sealing the floors with RAKA Epoxy, 2-3 coats on tops, bottoms, sides and every hole I cut (including the elevator bolts).

My 1st one sat outside as a bare epoxy'd floor on the frame for over a month and still looked perfect when I finally got time to flip it over and install the belly pan. it was outside for another month before I could right it and drop the shell.

I've been very pleased with this.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:48 PM   #157
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Sealing on my list of very little I want to do tomorrow. Will outsource the sand blast. Loading the trailer on a flat bed and transporting Monday.

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Old 01-10-2015, 05:36 AM   #158
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Sandblasting will get you back to bare metal. Much better than hand wire brushing like I did. And the metal will receive any necessary welding better too. I think of the expensive POR 15 being very good for "Painting Over Rust" and bonding to oxidized steel. But with a bare metal frame, I wonder if some other paint might be better and less costly than POR 15.

You may want to consider a good adhesive in conjunction with your flat head "elevator" bolts when attaching the subfloor. Minnesota's own 3M makes some good stuff. Modern automobiles have many adhesive joints anymore. The adhesive can be used at the wood splices below the subfloor.

Today I will continue to stand behind my buffing wheel. It takes many, many hours to polish an Airstream. Boring, mindless work (the kind I'm good at!) At least I'll get a better looking Airstream from my efforts.

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Old 01-10-2015, 06:09 AM   #159
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Look'n good Glamper Girl: I see you're up early as I am. This trailer re-build
has me fussing over the "next steps" as well.
As you're in a nice clean shop I was thinking that your decision to sand blast out source is a good idea or grinding / wire wheeling was going to make one heck of a mess in there!!
I have the mobile pro-welder coming to zap all the new frame pcs. together on Tuesday and am scrambling to get all the new metal assembled and clamped in place. Working on a un-level gravel driveway makes getting everything level a challenge.
Here's a couple pics so you don't "feel all alone" in your endeavour!!
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:22 AM   #160
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Ditto what Dave said on the 3M. I'm using Petit Rustlock primer on the bare metal (old and new) after using 3M-5200 adhesive caulking to re-enforce and seal all weldments. Both are what I used in the marine field and both are indestructible.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:24 AM   #161
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Hi, I am happy to meet my fellow AS owners. Live in North Seattle. Purchased last week out of Gold Beach, OR. It's in great shape. Known for my great vision, lacking skills and tools. Some work I will do on my own, other will be hired out.

The first thing I want to do is fix the hitch and tongue. Next would be electrical and wheels/tires. Guidance on RV repair experience. People you may have dealt with.

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Old 01-16-2015, 10:34 AM   #162
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The waiting waiting waiting. Frame still at sandblaster. Then welding takes about forty hours he says.

I hate not doing anything. May have to start sanding and prepping the interior skins. Or polish window frames this weekend. Go Seahawks!
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:54 AM   #164
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Did you have a lot of outriggers and crossmembers to replace on your frame?
If you have to clean the wall panels and they are the vinyl "wallpaper" coated type that mine are, the best stuff to clean them with that I found was Marine Clean. That stuff is awesome. Diluted 1 part MC to 2 parts water it was able to clean the filthy area the was behind the refrigerator vent scoop. It now looks brand new with very little elbow grease .
It's great to see another woman tackling one of these silver dreams. I am enjoying your thread. It's nice to see someone getting things done while I wait in the frozen north for Spring to get mine started again.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:43 PM   #166
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Dingo dear lady, thank you thank you! There was rot on the floor but no cross member issues. The frame is being reinforced and fitted for my slim grey water tank. The experience is a one of a kind indeed.


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Old 01-17-2015, 06:44 PM   #167
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And oh I forgot GO SEAHAWKS!!



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Does your doggy chase these seahawks around? Barking at them will make them go!

I think you should clean up window frames while you are watching the seahawks go. These is no rest for Airstream renovators! I continue to spend hours and hours standing behind my polisher getting covered in black dust. It's such a boring job! I've got 25 hours in it already and many, many more hours to go.

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