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Old 11-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #29
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And some more....compartment doors done as well as door and screen door. All windows are officially done, except for the vista views.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #30
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And look what came in today! Can't wait till I can install those vistas soon!
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #31
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:54 PM   #32
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Hi, can you explain what polyshim II is? And how do you apply it to vista views?
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:53 PM   #33
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Hello Albert. If you follow the link I previously posted, you can see many posts from those who have much more experience on Polyshim. From what I can see, the Polyshim is like a butyl tape, but it's controlled. There is a rubber shim within the middle which keeps the squishy substance from spreading out too far. That rubber shim can be ordered in different thicknesses. Allglassparts is a Canadian company. I couldn't find any company in the USA that you can buy it in single rolls. As far as application, my trailer is stripped. View my photos and view the other links from Red. I measured my spaces to show the widths. When you put it back together make sure you have a snug fit...this way you know that Polyshim is doing its job. Hope this helps, post pics of your progress!
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:03 AM   #34
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Thanks so much for that info.
Sooo, are you taking your vista view windows off and then applying this polyshim and reinstalling them?
Is there a solution if I don't choose the remove the windows? I have leaks for sure and don't know what method to use at this point. Thanks for your help.
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Hello Albert. If you follow the link I previously posted, you can see many posts from those who have much more experience on Polyshim. From what I can see, the Polyshim is like a butyl tape, but it's controlled. There is a rubber shim within the middle which keeps the squishy substance from spreading out too far. That rubber shim can be ordered in different thicknesses. Allglassparts is a Canadian company. I couldn't find any company in the USA that you can buy it in single rolls. As far as application, my trailer is stripped. View my photos and view the other links from Red. I measured my spaces to show the widths. When you put it back together make sure you have a snug fit...this way you know that Polyshim is doing its job. Hope this helps, post pics of your progress!
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:09 AM   #35
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Yes, as you can see from my post, I removed the aluminum holding ring, plexiglass, and window. I removed the previous owners attempts at fixing these leaky beasts. From what I had read on prior threads, the Polyshim seems to work best for a permanent fix (maybe our lifetime?)
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:12 PM   #36
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anybody know if he finished the restoration?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:35 AM   #37
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Thumbs up I'm still here!

Thanks Ammunition! and no, I haven't finished the restoration. After Christmas life just happened (college, cars and other cash sucking leeches). I have taken pics of my progress as things have slowed down recently. I've finished my welding and am starting to sand and paint the frame (no shell off for me).
This is a practical, cost effective rebuild that works around my budget and time. Thanks so much for checking in and good luck with your restoration! I've learned so much from so many on this forum, a great group of people here!
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:26 PM   #38
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Here are some pics of what I've made and welded. The outriggers seemed to have suffered the most from rot. The back frame was gone! Fortunately, no separation.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #39
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You might want to put some angle on that lower frame edge as well. It looks like it is pitted pretty bad.

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #40
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Yeah, some spots are worse than others, gonna try and angle more spots when the virginia heat wave ends.


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Old 10-05-2014, 04:30 PM   #41
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Progress! Painting is about 90% done. Wheels and wells to do later, but all skin covered areas are repaired and complete. I chose rust oleum oil based paint and a moisture resistant paint for the wood underneath. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-05-2014, 03:24 PM   #42
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Repairs to both of these coming soon. Had to do one first, I'll post pics of my 2nd one.


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