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Old 01-06-2008, 05:15 PM   #15
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Susan,

The dog house is the last major step in this. I tried gluing the vinyl on my self and realized that it is going to need to be sewed. The marine upholstery shop that I took it should finally have something for me next week. Stay tuned. If this doesn't work, I may try paint. Either a low sheen marine quality or textured truck liner paint in a color that will work with everything else. That is a black moving blanket over it in the pictures. My fear is after paying for that expensive vinyl and the cost of applying it that it will not be durable enough for where it is located.

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Old 01-06-2008, 05:29 PM   #16
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Removing the dinette really opened up the space in your LY, and it looks very comfortable and live-able! Very nice.

The only thing I was worried about with covering the doghouse with vinyl or leather is the scuffing of feet or other things across it, or other scuffs when it has to be removed for engine work. If it is distressed leather, that should be fine, but smooth leather probably won't cut it. I am intrigued by your thought of truck liner paint, since that would help deaden sound and keep stuff on top of the doghouse from moving around. Hmmm.....

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:55 AM   #17
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Another option for you...

You might also consider a combination of paint and leather to go with your theme.

I have a neighbor/friend who is a South Dakota transplant to TN who decorates steer skulls with leather patterns. Sounds weird, but actually looks good. I could see the doghouse painted a color that works with your decor and then trimmed with glued on leather trim... that way you could avoid having the leather in those areas where scuffing will be a problem.

If you are interested, I will see if I can get a picture of his work to you for inspiration.

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That sounds great, Ralph! I would love to see a picture, if it's not too much trouble. And that's a good idea about painting then gluing on trim. I'll have to think on that....

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Susan,

I retrieved my doghouse today and I am checking out the bed liner paint option. Price looks like a wash, I can get it with a fine texture finish and they can color match.

I have pictures of the skulls from Randy. They turned out to be buffalo not steer, but what do I know.

I will post one here and if you want to see a few more PM me an I will email them to you.

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