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Old 10-19-2010, 09:59 PM   #113
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Aage My interior is the dark woodgrain panels for bulkheads. I am thinking of using contact cement to attach the new material over the original panel.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:02 PM   #114
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Yeah, I guess epoxy is a bit over the top, isn't it?

Have you seen any prices? I couldn't see any on that site. And that usually means... $$$$$$$$
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:29 PM   #115
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Aage there is alink to a PDF file for prices. They range from $140 to $160 for non adhesive and $160 to $185 for self adhesive. The sheets are odd sized 39" x102". The price list has the sizes in mm. 2600mm x1000mm.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:53 PM   #116
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That HIPS sheet (High Impact PolyStyrene) worries me - the enclosed insulated space and windows means the interior surfaces could see 160°F regularly and peak over 200°F since you're lavishing the back sides with proper insulation.

Their 1mm high-pressure wood grain laminates look interesting...

Get on the line with their engineering department for your application, get their recommendations in print in case there is a issue in the future...
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Wabbiteer could you eloborate on your concerns. Also are you saying that by insulating well I will be traping heat on the interior.
I intend on using this material on the bulkhead walls only. The original inner panels on the shell will remain the vinyl covered aluminium.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:48 AM   #118
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Wabbiteer could you eloborate on your concerns. Also are you saying that by insulating well I will be traping heat on the interior.
I intend on using this material on the bulkhead walls only. The original inner panels on the shell will remain the vinyl covered aluminium.
Chris, I don't think he knows you live in Durham, Ontario not Texas. It will never see 160 Degrees there.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:05 AM   #119
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Hi Chris, from the capital of Saudi Arabia where I'm trying to make enough money to fund the rest of my restoration... been here only a week and a half now and have been asking around to see if they have an airstream dealer in country... nope. Never heard of them... Well, it was the Brit instructors that told me that so I don't really know for sure.

Anyway, congrats on all the great work you've accomplished in the few weeks since I last had a chance to visit the forums! Catching up on your thread has been great therapy for my 'aluminitis' disorder!

Won't be headed home for another 3 weeks yet but when I do, I'm devoting a couple of days to getting that shell off so I can replace the floor and clean up my frame. Hope some day it looks half as good as what you've accomplished!

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:46 AM   #120
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Doug Yes I was a bit puzzled by the 160 to 200 degrees myself.
Pete Salam alakim (not sure about the spelling). Can you pay for parts in dinars? LOL I think I will be shut down for a few days. the weather forecast is calling for rain for several days and snow showers on Friday. Your'e lucky to have a barn to do it in. I'm sure that yours will be excellent because you are doing irt right as well. I look forward to seeing your progress as well.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:37 AM   #121
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Durham, Ontario has a Latitude of 44°11′ N... .and Saint Paul, Minnesota where I live is at 44°56′38 so I am actually farther North than you.. . Earths tilt is 23.4° so in the peak of summer we are definitely not exempt.

Those little black plastic cups that nursery started plants come in? We had a row of them partially melt last August here setting outside on a concrete sidewalk beside the garden - the Great Plains 'severe clear' sunshine on a windless day had them acting like heat-shrink tubing.

I've blistered the palms of my hand picking up a hot iron digging bar that had lain in full sunshine for 30 minutes while I was installing the above sidewalk, thinking it couldn't possibly be hot enough to hurt me this far North.

Late summer and early fall may be even more worrisome as the sun dives toward the horizon quickly and can get in windows and under shade awnings or trees while it still has enough strength to heat up interior bulkheads.

On well insulated spaces heating up? When demand has been met and pumps shut down, glass insulated solar water heaters regularly go stagnant and can reach 220°F or more easy.

Anyhow - yes, you need to address summer sunlight even on interior bulkheads.

Curtains are great but what if you forget to close them? What if the SOB white box camper parked next to you reflects another 60% extra heat & light towards your trailer? With long unattended periods with the trailer closed up the interior may never have opportunity to completely cool down overnight, the peak temperatures creep up on a long stretch of clear days.

Just clear it with their engineering department...
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Trim Pictures

Lew (Driftless) I got the trimoff theother side today so here are the pics of it's installation. First pic is top of blue strip, second is bottom of blue strip. The third pic is alittle blurry. It shows the blue strip attached on top of the rear end cap and the gap that is left to fill up with crud. The area has already been cleaned. You could remove the mud with a spoon that's how thick it was.
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Blue panel gouge

Thanks Chris, for exactly the information I needed.

That's a lot of bucked rivets along the top edge of the blue strip. I'm sure that horizontal joint between upper and lower panels as well as the blue panel is very important to the integrity of the entire body.

I'm not sure I want to disturb that seam so I think I will forgo the removal of the blue panel and use some filler, sand and repaint it. I think the damage is more cosmetic than anything.

It's a nasty gouge that trails off into a couple scratches as can be seen in the photo. (See that shiny rim in the bottom right of the second photo? My DW polished the wheels when I had them off to replace the tires. At least something looks nice!)
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Lew what do you think your Dw would say if I shippied mine to your house to be polished.
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Come a long way...

Hi Chris,

WOW! You really have come a long way since I looked in on your thread.

Now that the camp grounds are closed for the season, you can get at her.

I should drop by one day and see your wonderful trailer in real life.

Take care until then,
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Lew what do you think your Dw would say if I shippied mine to your house to be polished.
I'm not sure, Chris. She wasn't completely satisfied with the result so maybe she would welcome more practice...And, she made me promise to let her use the buffer next time. She's pretty good with tools and when it comes to details and getting it right, she is tenacious..
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