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Old 05-20-2014, 04:32 PM   #113
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With the interior skins, after scrubbing well anything else I should do before reinstall? I was planning on painting the skins and was going to just prime everything after they were back in. Perhaps I could go ahead and scuff them up with some 220. Would be easier then and easier to clean off all the dust with a hose.
Some recent ideas here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ls-116325.html
I have scrubbed with KrudKutter, cleaned after with TSP. My skin vinyl is textured, so sanding is not an option. I'm leaning toward the Krylon Fusion Skatiero recommends. Looking forward to seeing your results.

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Old 05-20-2014, 04:44 PM   #114
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You need to use something to cut the cooking crud off, (I.e. Grease ).

Some automotive paint prep would be what I would recommend.

I would also recommend waiting till the sheets are installed to paint them as it will be very difficult to store and install them without screwing up the finish.

On top of these recommendations I would recommend buying a cheap ass paint gun from Harbor Freight and painting the sheets mounted inside of the trailer with industrial Imron 3500 HG.

You will be out about $25 for a gun and about $150 for a gallon of paint and activator.

Probably another twenty bucks for a box fan to clear the fumes, and another $50 for a good paint mask if you spray the stuff.

This stuff can be rolled or brushed if you prefer and will be cheaper (and much better and more durable) than buying 50 cans of spray paint.

Nothing that comes out of a spray can can match an activated paint, period.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:05 PM   #115
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You could rent a "Lull" from your local Tool Rental place to move the shell.... Hook up the lift rings through the vents- same way as the gantry's.

One extra thing to do, but if you need to move it, you need to move it.

Actually you can probably get 4-6 guys and just lift it up if you can get a good grip.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:39 PM   #116
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You need to use something to cut the cooking crud off, (I.e. Grease ).

Some automotive paint prep would be what I would recommend.

I would also recommend waiting till the sheets are installed to paint them as it will be very difficult to store and install them without screwing up the finish.

On top of these recommendations I would recommend buying a cheap ass paint gun from Harbor Freight and painting the sheets mounted inside of the trailer with industrial Imron 3500 HG.

You will be out about $25 for a gun and about $150 for a gallon of paint and activator.

Probably another twenty bucks for a box fan to clear the fumes, and another $50 for a good paint mask if you spray the stuff.

This stuff can be rolled or brushed if you prefer and will be cheaper (and much better and more durable) than buying 50 cans of spray paint.

Nothing that comes out of a spray can can match an activated paint, period.

Ok wow great information here, thanks! Where do you purchase the paint? Are we talking plain white or can it be tinted? My walls are textured also. I figured a sponge sanding block would scuff adequately. Any kind of prep other than degreasing for the Imron 3500?

Ok totally different question here, wife is really interested in a center bath. I am concerned mainly with the plumbing. Previously the black tank was right at the back under the toilet. Thus the dump handle was right there off the rear bumper. Do you just plumb the tank back to a valve at the rear where the old valve was? Will it dump properly with that setup? Could I relocate
The tank to under the floor?

I can't even begin to figure out the whole shower situation yet, I just need to know where the drain is going to be so I can plumb it before putting the floor back in. Anyone ever use a prefab shower stall like they sell at HD or Lowes?
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:55 PM   #117
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A DuPont paint store can get you the paint and the degreaser. There will be at least one in the Pensacola area.

If you have trouble getting it, or they nail you with "walk in pricing", shoot me a message and we can get something worked out. I have a friend with a DuPont paint store he will ship.

You are starting with a blank slate, you can move anything anywhere.

If I had it to do over, I would change to a side bath in my Sovereign.

Like you I was experiencing a bit of trepidation regarding changing things too much, my trepidation was a mistake.
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I would also move my waste water tanks further forward, which incidentally should work well with a side bath
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Can't imagine using an industrial/automotive polyurethane enamel for this application.

Re change to mid bath, it has been done (Aerowood, e.g. I think), but most posts say it's not worth the effort and expense.

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Old 05-20-2014, 09:32 PM   #120
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Don't underestimate this industrial Imron. It is my understanding that it is a true enamel not a urethane, in spite of the Imron name.

I have used many gallons of this stuff it is impressive, very durable, and affordable.

Frankly I am surprised it is not more widely used.

Here is one example of many I have.
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The really amazing part about this paint is its coverage. There are less than two gallons of red on this trailer.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:51 PM   #121
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By the way, if I was going to paint the interior walls of a gutted Airstream I would without a doubt use this paint.

Certainly others see it differently and that is ok, I was simply offering the best recommendation I had to offer.
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Zolatone has a brand new roller paint, you may want to investigate that too!
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:09 PM   #123
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Ok got some good stuff done today!

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My little helper as we build the gantries

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4 sides complete, leaving the crossmember off until we are ready for liftoff

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My scraps from the build, used the plans off the forums and they were great. My lumber list was as follows:

2 x 6 x 12 : 4
2 x 6 x 10 : 4
4 x 4 x 8: 1
2 x 4 x 12: 3
4 x 4 x 10: 2
4 x 4 x 12: 4

Total cost at HD including 5 lbs of 2.5 in coated deck screws ( only needed about 2 lbs of them but SO much cheaper in bulk and I always can use them) was about $200. All I need now is the 2 hoists and some lifting straps. They sell both at Harbor freight and they have their big Memorial Day sale with those 20 percent off coupons should save a few bucks.

Also got out some more interior skins and removed some insulation. Would like to have done more but we have a party this afternoon to get to at the beach. Life is tough!

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Finding some random wires not attached to anything, and I found this....

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It is wires directly into the 110, so is this an external power connected indicator long burnt out? Anyone seen this before, it looks random on the outside.
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Polarity bulb? -Used for checking AC hookup
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Yeah- polarity indicator. If the polaritynis off, it will illuminate.

For the wires not going to anything, i have same. Some are mid- coach for side running lights that are on the longer coaches than mine. I think they are unused purple or green??? Cant remember. Wiring schematic looks to be run same in all length coaches, but only used as needed.
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You did get some work done and what a fine helper you have there! You will have her off in no time!
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