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Old 06-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Frame/B-wrap parts

Hello all. I've just removed my front banana wraps on my quest to frame and floor restoration. These trim parts i just removed where the frame meets the B-wrap , and being they are 40 years old, where quite brittle and one partially disintegrated.
Can I get these at Inland RV or another supplier or is someone substituting something else.

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Eric,
Those plastic trim pieces are no longer available. You can fabricate them out of sheet aluminum.
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Thanks Lance,

I have not seen any posts on these or The fabrication of them. I had a feeling they were hard to come buy. It's ashame no one has made a mold of these. Maybe some kind of hard rubber that can form to the shape a little easier than aluminum. Thanks again Lance!

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Mine are toast too.

I am going to be fabricating some out of a high temperature PVC roofing material, probably the flashing grade 60 mil. I am still quite a ways out, but will try to remember to post the results.

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Hello all. I've just removed my front banana wraps on my quest to frame and floor restoration. These trim parts i just removed where the frame meets the B-wrap , and being they are 40 years old, where quite brittle and one partially disintegrated.
Can I get these at Inland RV or another supplier or is someone substituting something else.

thank you

Eric
The original have been gone for many years.

A small section of aluminum works just fine, especially when you seal the edges with Vulkem.

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Thanks Aaron, looking forward to your posts.

Thanks Andy, All things end in Vulkem
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I'm about to pull my 1975 GT banana wraps, also for a shell off floor replacement. Here is a product - Sugru might be used to repair or fashion new seal trim where the tongue meets with the b-wrap. Sugru (sugru.com) is a moldeble silicon rubber. I have not used it - yet, but I can see sugru becoming an indispensable repair item as long as I own an AS.
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