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Old 09-14-2009, 08:00 PM   #57
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Andy,
Sorry to side track a bit. You talk about using Epoxy Primer on the walls after sanding. I visited a Sherman Williams auto store and found Epoxy and urethane paints but they say you have to use spray application. Is this the case or can it be brushed/rolled on? I am hoping to avoid purchasing all the spray equipment/masking if we decide we can't save the zolotone in ours.

Oh, and great work so far Kay!
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:17 AM   #58
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I havent gotten to the point yet where I need to paint the walls. I ve got them laying flat in my garage for now as storage. Im in the process of removing the walls and all the old insulation. Im becoming an expert at drilling out rivets. The rear plastic is ready to be removed, probably happen today. I don't own a compressor or a spray gun. Found 1 mouse when I was removing a wall.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:05 PM   #59
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This is the inside view of burnt wires over the door.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:11 PM   #60
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Wink

There was a big old mouse above the ceiling. He's gone now...
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:45 AM   #61
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I havent given up on this trailor!
It's winter in Maine and 10 below zero this morning. Too cold to be doing any work out there.
All the walls have been removed and stored.
All the old fiberglass insulation has been removed.
My next project, as soon as the weather cooperates is removing the bathroom floor and taking a look at all the welding I will have to do and inspecting the black water tank. So, now it's just dreaming and planning time.
My next big decision is what to install for insulation. Ive done a lot of research and have asked a lot of questions.
It appears that the 2 layers of bubble wrap type with aluminum foil on both sides is the way to go.
Any other suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
I also have a lot of electrical repair's (burnt wiring) and planning to do as well.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:39 PM   #62
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How has it been going since January Kaydee?

Looking at my other post on this forum, I realize how green I was (and probably still am)... we didn't even have Zolotone in ours, just the vinyl clad. I did end up painting ours following Andy's process of sanding/cleaning the walls well first. We used an Alkyd primer and paint using roller/brush. We finished back before winter and it is holding up well so far.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:12 PM   #63
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Prodex is a premium product - I know at -10 double-thickness bubble is tempting but it is transparent to sound! Part of the Airstream mystique is in that two-inches of fiberglass: Mats of fiberglass do a good job at damping out sounds and keeping the interior from being similar to a guitar body where every sound (indoors and out) resonates. Although Prodex is not as good as fiberglass it has up to 19dBA attenuation per layer where pure bubble has near-zero...

I know at $250+ shipped it seems a little steep ((4 ft x 175 ft (700 sq ft) roll)) but the Prodex is easy to work with - rig up a sheet plywood cutting surface and get a four-foot straight edge and sharp razor and it the rest comes easily, no leaving an extra margin for deflated bubbles on cut line, etc. and it folds and forms very nicely...
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The 2 wires were taped to the inner wall and were not in use.
Does anyone know what the intention or option these may have been for?
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Started the first layer of insulation.
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Yup, Im enjoying every minute of it...
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I better get that welder out soon.... this does not look good...
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Are those green wires mid height on the walls just before one of the end cap curves start? If so, they may be speaker wires.
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Thanks Bowman. The wires are taped to the wall on the curb side between the last window and the start of the rear end cap.
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That sounds like the speaker wires. From what I have read here, even campers without speakers were still wired for them and the wires were taped to the outside walls just as you described.
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