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Old 11-15-2005, 09:36 PM   #15
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Topazken -

I'm in your backyard in Hillsboro, and would like to see how this wall treatment looks. Please let me know if you give tours of your trailer.


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Old 11-16-2005, 11:44 PM   #16
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Ken---Thanks for the directions to this page. On another note, how did you attach this aluminum sheet? I'm going to order this to spruce up our interior a little but wasn't sure if you used adhesive to place this on the existing vinyl.

PS. I've ordered the 36 X 48 piece for our AS. Any suggestions on how to cut this to size? I have a jigsaw and was thinking about measuring for this and using a very fine blade to cut the aluminum.

Well, to be honest, I have not cut or attached mine. I ordered the medium thickness sheet and it is a bit too thick to cut with tin snips. If you ordered the thinnest sheet I would expect that the snips would work perfectly. WIth planning, any cuts should occur under covers like the window frames and outlet covers.

As for attaching... I installed the tile-like sheets in the bathroom and found that it took very little to keep it in place. The curve of the metal keeps constant pressure so all one needs is a way to hold it at the top and the bottom. I actually intend to use rivets. I cannot imagine that glue would ever hold it to the vinyl. I had origianlly hoped that I could run a sheed from the counter backspash all of the way to the beams that run the length of the trailer. Unfortuantely, is is farther than 4'.

I promise to post pics when I finally get around to it...

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Old 11-16-2005, 11:53 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Mark Wiltrakis
Topazken -

I'm in your backyard in Hillsboro, and would like to see how this wall treatment looks. Please let me know if you give tours of your trailer.

I would be happy to show it but it is a long way from done. My intention to spruce it up turned into a complete gutting. I decided to go nautical with a navy and ivory paint scheme and lots of natural wood. The only thing left that is original is the fridge, stove and some of the aluminum trim.

Now the trailer is in Vancouver. I will keep posting as progress is made.

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Old 11-17-2005, 05:44 AM   #18
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:01 AM   #19
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Hey gang, since our aluminum sheet is enroute to us, I'd like to know how you attached this to the wall? Since the wall has the original vinyl covering, I'm not sure if this should be primed and than covered with an adhesive or what. Any input you can provide would be awesome!!

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Old 11-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #20
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How Many Rivets?

Okay now that we've determined that riveting is best, what kind of spacing did you all use? Sorry for the simple sounding question, but I'd rather keep the number of 'extra' holes in our AS to a minimum. Thanks again


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