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Old 11-30-2011, 06:51 PM   #183
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I had a cracked fitting on the shower valve behind the wall. What a bear to fix! Also replaced with Crome face plate.

Took out all headlights to see if adjusters were broken. They look ok so I wont change them. They are not stock Chevy adjusters and not like any of the three at the auto parts store for GM. Installed four new lights. The old high beams were no longer sealed beams!

I also changed the oil/filter, points, condenser and plugs on the GenSet.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:33 PM   #184
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Why not go to a junk yard and look for a gmc truck or bus. The head lite are the same. Good luck on your head lite an fitting
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:52 PM   #185
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My oil pressure gauge would fluctuate wildly so I changed the sender today and gauge now works perfectly.

Installed my new universal coolent overflow tank. I was going to glue the old one, but the plastic is all brittle. The new one is about half the size, but I'm sure it will work just fine and at an eighth of the cost, I'm happy!

Also replaced the distributor cap, rotor and coil. Painted the coil cover GM blue to match!

Checked the differential fluid. Color is good, smell is good and is at correct level.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:42 AM   #186
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Its the same tank I put in my 82 MoHo. I had it for two years an it working OK.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #187
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Its the same tank I put in my 82 MoHo. I had it for two years an it working OK.
Good to hear!
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:16 PM   #188
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Now I need to find a replacement wiper washer tank. Old one is brittle and it will no long fit in original spot with my new 220 amp battery isolator there
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:46 AM   #189
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I sealed the seams on my ATV trailer and painted roof with Henry 587. I will test it out and maybe paint mh roof with it. How far down should I go on street side?
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:30 AM   #190
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I was looking at using that...
587 White Roof Coating | Henry.com

Or the other one they make called "Enviro" but that is only available in 5G buckets...
687 Enviro White Premium White Roof Coating | Henry.com

I looked at the instructions, and I was planning to just scrub the roof well with a bristle brush, get it clean and use the roughness of the oxidized clearcoat, and aluminum as the key/bond...
What was your thought?

The curbside, I am going to the awning rail which is further outboard that the roof seam, and that will help with the seam sealing.
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On the street side, I planned on putting a tape line about 1/2" outboard of the roof seam line, as i want the paint to cover that seam...
See this pic for reference..
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:26 AM   #191
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I was looking at using that...
587 White Roof Coating | Henry.com

Or the other one they make called "Enviro" but that is only available in 5G buckets...
687 Enviro White Premium White Roof Coating | Henry.com

I looked at the instructions, and I was planning to just scrub the roof well with a bristle brush, get it clean and use the roughness of the oxidized clearcoat, and aluminum as the key/bond...
What was your thought?

The curbside, I am going to the awning rail which is further outboard that the roof seam, and that will help with the seam sealing.
See this pic for reference..

On the street side, I planned on putting a tape line about 1/2" outboard of the roof seam line, as i want the paint to cover that seam...
See this pic for reference..
Most of the other products that folks have mentioned are not available in California and Henry is available at Home Depot. The roof on the ATV trailer was painted white already and it was in great shape. I just washed with auto soap and water and brush. I will see how this holds up through the winter. On my MH, the top is painted with an aluminum colored paint and it has almost all come off now. It looks like the aluminum was sanded with 50 grit paper (rolling eyes) as prep for this aluminum paint. Probably not good if I wanted to polish it, but probably real good for the bonding of the Henry's. I will just stripe off what ever is left and roll on the Henry's. I believe it has good adhesion properties. I would probably take the clear coat off of yours.

On curb side I will also come down to awning and so it won't be seen, just not sure how much "white" I want visible on street side.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #192
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My ATV trailer is 8 X 20' and one gallon of Henry's gave me two coats, so I'm figuring that one gallon will be plenty for roof of MH.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:35 AM   #193
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Thats why I don't really want to see the white either, and on the Curbside, the awning and that extrusion will hide it, but on the streetside I spent some time standing and looking at what would be visible. What I described is what I decided... but it might change!

I wet, and scrubbed the roof a bit, and its still rough and "weathered", so based on the description of the surface requirements, I think I will go with it!
Goodness, the very IDEA of getting up there and polishing is scary!

You need only 1 gallon?
I will need maybe 2 then... still no reason to buy 5!
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:46 PM   #194
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You both can be grateful that you don't have my situation. Previous 'owners' (no idea which one) put gray roofing paint to the awning rail on curbside, but on streetside, took paint all the way to the awning rail, which means almost a foot down the side, in line with tops of streetside windows.
Just spent the last couple of hours slathering on CitriStrip on the roofing paint. Letting it sit overnight to see how much the pressure washer will take off tomorrow morning.
Wondering though, pressure wash the existing gray roofing paint clean, what are others thoughts about putting white roofing paint over the gray paint? Or should I strip all the way to shiny aluminum then paint the white roofing paint?
Really would like some paint over the seams like Steve (Keyair) has mentioned, and probably won't come very far past that seam.
Tomorrow's my big polish day. Temps in West Central Florida are finally at a halfway decent temperature to be outside all day without finishing the day looking like a boiled lobster.
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good luck!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:00 AM   #196
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You both can be grateful that you don't have my situation. Previous 'owners' (no idea which one) put gray roofing paint to the awning rail on curbside, but on streetside, took paint all the way to the awning rail, which means almost a foot down the side, in line with tops of streetside windows.
Just spent the last couple of hours slathering on CitriStrip on the roofing paint. Letting it sit overnight to see how much the pressure washer will take off tomorrow morning.
Wondering though, pressure wash the existing gray roofing paint clean, what are others thoughts about putting white roofing paint over the gray paint? Or should I strip all the way to shiny aluminum then paint the white roofing paint?
Really would like some paint over the seams like Steve (Keyair) has mentioned, and probably won't come very far past that seam.
Tomorrow's my big polish day. Temps in West Central Florida are finally at a halfway decent temperature to be outside all day without finishing the day looking like a boiled lobster.
Pix to follow.
Thanks, Derek
I think the gray paint should come off first.
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