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Old 07-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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Aluminum over aluminum wall covering?

I've read numerous posts about painting the interior vinyl covered walls and I'm left not feeling really good about it. Peeling, cracking at the seams, flaking, etc.
So...I am wondering if anyone has installed new aluminum sheets over existing panels? If so, how is it holding up and do you have photos?
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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I guess no one has done it.
Some problems would be: lots of unecessary weight added and in drilling holes for new rivets means you are bound to catch a wire somehow, somewhere. Cutting and fitting new panels without removing the cabinetry and such would be a nightmare. Dealing with the rounded end caps would be no treat either.
We painted the inside of our trailer about 3 years ago and have had zero problems.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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I've done it.

I installed aluminum panels over the fiberglass endcap in the rear bathroom, as well as in the center twin bedroom.

It added a little weight, but not too much really. And all of the other modifications I've done have reduced weight dramatically.

Catching a wire with your drill bit is certainly a potential hazard, but I did my best to determine where the wires might be, and avoid them. I didn't have any problems.

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Old 07-02-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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I haven't done it yet, but I'm planning to install an aluminum backsplash around my stove to make cleanup a little easier. The idea of cleaning splattered grease off of wood and vinyl doesn't seem like much fun.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:18 AM   #5
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Now we're talking! That looks beautiful.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:46 AM   #6
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Aluminum

I did an aluminum backsplash behind where the stove is going to go. I removed some of the original rivets and followed the line of rivets already there to cut down on the chances of hitting a wire. Since I rewired this trailer I had a good idea where the wires were to avoid them.

I painted the vinyl. It was not first choice but really the only option. We used a good adhesive primer and good paint so I'm hoping it holds up. If I had the choice ($$$) I would have gone all aluminum. I would probably pull out the cabinets to redo. Good luck.

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That is just plain awesome! Great job! I just may do this too, I need to take rivet 101 class 1st!
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JSTOTT, that's just exactly what I have planned. Very nice job!
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