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Old 03-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #421
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I spent this weekend doing the roof curbside from the rear end cap all the way forward to the A/C which is halfway. I also managed to get the upper side from the bathroom window to the kitchen window.
The roof needed four passes, denim with black, sewn cotton with black, loose cotton with black and loose cotton with brown compound.The original clearcoat had failed on the roof and there was a fair amount of corrosion up there.
The sides I am doing need only three passes, sewn w/black,loose w/black and loose w/brown.
In between each pass I wash down the area with mineral solvents and buff it dry with micro fiber cloths. UWE gave me the tip about the washing down. It really does help.
The first two shots are the roof, second shows the side between bath and kitchen windows and the fourth is just for fun.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:53 PM   #422
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Wow! Chris. I can't wait to get to the point to be able to work so hard to achieve such a satisfying sheen!! Even the helicopter pilots will squint :-)

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I spent this weekend doing the roof curbside from the rear end cap all the way forward to the A/C which is halfway. I also managed to get the upper side from the bathroom window to the kitchen window.
The roof needed four passes, denim with black, sewn cotton with black, loose cotton with black and loose cotton with brown compound.The original clearcoat had failed on the roof and there was a fair amount of corrosion up there.
The sides I am doing need only three passes, sewn w/black,loose w/black and loose w/brown.
In between each pass I wash down the area with mineral solvents and buff it dry with micro fiber cloths. UWE gave me the tip about the washing down. It really does help.
The first two shots are the roof, second shows the side between bath and kitchen windows and the fourth is just for fun.
Dammmmmm....WASSSS! Nice work my friend from the great white north.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #424
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BellISSimo, Chris! You put us to shame with that shine.

Guess I better paint my wagon.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:01 PM   #425
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You may be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Chris. But then again, it could just be a reflection....seriously, really nice work.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:26 PM   #426
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Looks great! Imagine what it will look like when you get it out in the sunshine.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:01 AM   #427
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Damn I gotta do what you just did. Man six months huh. I thought the vv snap ring would free up the inner plexi to access the inner window, am I wrong?Well I am right behind you then I might take a little longer to get mine done, single parent with four yr old. I found a 34ft Airstream frrame complete from a new AS rollover. I could use this frame right? the extra three feet I would make into a platform to hold a 6k gene and grill. IF so I think I will be in good shape as I can pick the frame up next weekend. i have to do the floor so I will have to jack the body anyway. What you think?
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Filterman If I ever get finished and get out on the maiden voyage I'll swing by Washington and drop in.
Iread about your Vv resealing. If you are going to pull the window apart and replace the tint the glass outer pane will have to come out so you will need to remove the sealer you just put on.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if the shell is bulging that's usually an indication of frame failure. It might just be an outrigger rusted out and seperated from the main frame rail but more than likely the main rail is rusted through. My frame was unsaveable and I didn't have any shell buckle. Sorry.
I bought a used Onan genny from another member here and I still have the old one. It needs a flywheel and a carb to get it running. I couldn't find parts and this one came up for sale so I couldn't turn it down. If your interested I can bring the old you when I travel and you can have it.
Your body below the rim line is a good indication that the axles are shot. Several people are using Colin Hyde to get axles but I prefer INLAND RV.
The VV's are usually the source of the leaks and the floor rot and also the rear bumper cover leaks back into the shell and rots the floor.
My frame was rusted out at the steps curbside,fresh water tank roadside and at the rear between the black tank and the rear bumper.
Butyl does not get runny in high heat, it does get softer and more elastic.
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The polishing looks to be going very well WC! Yes I can read this. Nice!
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Read what? The sign he's holding? I tried, but it's in Canadian...

Trailer looks great!
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Ed, Rex, Aage, Lew, Tim, Lance & MC. I'm paying airfare for anyone willing to come and take over this polishing. Dead silence, I thought so. Well I guess I'm stuck doing it alone. LOL.
Filterman actually it's closer to nine months at it now. Ther are two types of VV's if you have the snap ring the inner pane should be plexi but it is still bonded to the glass outer. In order to properly clean and prep the glass for tinting it really needs to come out. Once retinted the inner plexi is resealed to the glass and reinstalled as a one piece thermal pane assembly. You can do away with the plexi altogether and just have the glass. CAN AM RV here in Ontario sells a gasket to do this. The 34ft frame will be wider and all the things like axles, steps, crossmembers for floor seams will be in the wrong spot. Hanging a genny of the rear end is asking for trouble due to the extra weight flexing the frame too much and it will also take too much weight off the tongue and make it very unstable to tow.

MC I can make it so that even those from MN can read it
CAN (Like what beer comes in) U (as in yourself not a female sheep) READ ( whatcha do wit words in dem dare book things)
THIS (shude b spelt dis) ROTFLMAO. Joking of course.
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Ed, Rex, Aage, Lew, Tim, Lance & MC. I'm paying airfare for anyone willing to come and take over this polishing. Dead silence, I thought so.
Uh, well, I'm in Florida right now, so who is going to bring the van home, Chris? :
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MC I can make it so that even those from MN can read it
CAN (Like what beer comes in) U (as in yourself not a female sheep) READ ( whatcha do wit words in dem dare book things)
THIS (shude b spelt dis) ROTFLMAO. Joking of course.
Thanks! I think what threw me was the lack of "eh?" at the end...
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I'd take you up on that ticket for the chance to see your rig and park. And to learn from one of the best, but, this weekend is my 50th and I'm told I have big plans, darn it!

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