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Old 09-21-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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This is my first post. I have searched this particular topic and could not find any info.

I have a 1972 Sovereign. I have removed the interior wall panels. I was playing around with attempting to strip a panel when I noticed the back of the panels, covered in a white paint, striped with one wipe when I was wiping away the excess stripper. This led me to look into using the reverse side of the panels stripped. Really easy to strip and prepped for polishing.

Now before anyone gets too upset I recognize the flipping of panels from left to right, and the rivet holes would not line up...have to do some cutting...but...the finished design of my trailer will actually leave me with panel material to spare as I am moving the rear inside wall forward 6 ft. including the overhead and recovering the rear section with new material. Has anyone tried this. Does it make sense or am I nuts? If you have a look at my website what I am attempting to do is explained under "zenmans mobile"

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Old 09-21-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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In theory I guess it would work, though there may be some issues with window opening alignment. If you're willing to live with the possibility of some mis-matched holes, it say give it shot.

Great line of thinking on your part. Let us know how it works out for you.

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What a cool office that will be for you. I would try your idea.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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Rivet Follow up on stripping wall panels and stripping windows

Hi all

Today I stripped a piece of wall panel about 3'X5'. It took me less than 5 minutes. I wanted to use XYLENE but had to settle for acetone. Used a stiff brush and then a rag. In my opinion the piece is now ready for installation and then a final touch up before polishing. Of course if anyone does this they must follow the safety instructions.

I also scraped the inside film off two windows...took about 30 min. for both. All in all I am quite pleased.

Swapping the wall panels and cutting will consume a bit of time but I am quite encouraged.

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Do you strip your windows with the same stuff you used on your panels?
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No...I simply used a blade like you would use to scrape paint. On the thermals I removed the inside plastic pane first.

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