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Old 09-17-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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Covering uncleanable mouse fur walls and ceiling

Hi, I would like to know if anyone has attempted to cover the mouse fur walls and ceiling of their airstreams? We have a 345le and are remodleing.I think I could spray adhesive a nice baby blue vinyl to it but Ricky thinks I'm crazy. He thinks it would loosen in the heat.I don't. If you have any pictures of a mouse fur re-do I would appreciate it. TAMI
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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Hi, I would like to know if anyone has attempted to cover the mouse fur walls and ceiling of their airstreams? We have a 345le and are remodleing.I think I could spray adhesive a nice baby blue vinyl to it but Ricky thinks I'm crazy. He thinks it would loosen in the heat.I don't. If you have any pictures of a mouse fur re-do I would appreciate it. TAMI
Cover it up? Do you know how many mice Airstream used to cover your walls? And you want to just go and cover it up?

Seriously, I think the same as Ricky, whatever you use to cover it will fall off, unless you attach it directly (screws, buttons, etc).
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:29 AM   #3
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HA.............HAHa. Ok then,what about tin ceiling panels on the side curved parts of the ceiling and a complimenting vinyl or WASHABLE fabric wraped around the center......"thing" that the lights and airconditioners are attached to?
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:58 PM   #4
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Marie just suggested shaving the mice--or covering the walls with Nair, and rinsing.

I'm wondering if she isn't too far off. Not with the Nair, but can the mouse fur be stripped? If so, you can then paint with Zolatone, or even Krylon Fusion.
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Wow

It just goes to show you always want what you can't have...

We were just talking about putting fabric on the walls, not exactly mouse fur, but hey. I do like the shaving idea.

I don't think anything will stick to it. We were thinking of putting the fabric panels up with snaps so they could be taken down and cleaned. We aren't finalized in this idea, it's still in the production part of Mike's mind...

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Old 09-17-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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I was thinking of putting panels up with velcro onto the mouse fur.
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Why dont you just replace the mousefur. Its lots of labor but not scientific? When you pull the old stuff off that becomes your pattern for the new mousefur. I like the look and now that I know not of vacuum as it pulls the staining to the surface I think it will last alot longer. I just bought my new wall liner at a fabric and upolstery place.

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I was thinking of putting panels up with velcro onto the mouse fur.

Hi, this could and should work. I used velcro to hold pictures onto my mouse fur. I also think using a fabric spray color might be the easiest way to go.
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Check out 94tri. He removed his fabric and replaced it with aluminum. It looks great and can be easily cleaned.

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uh...I know I'm new at this, but what the heck is the "mouse fur"???? ROFL

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Hi Susan,


Its the fuzzy wall material found in the later airstreams. I likes to attract dirt and other less desirable stuff but when clean and new looks nice.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:08 PM   #12
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I have a 94 Limited with what I think is mouse fur. How do I clean it? It fuzzed up when I used a brush and with the lame water based glue they used in 94 I'm afraid to steam it with a carpet cleaner machine. Could sure sue some help. D.H.
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Why did AS use the mouse fur?
I like the vinyl over aluminum skin.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:42 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the suggestions. We had a great idea the other day while discussing your answers. I believe we will go with formica. We will remove fur and glue it directly to whatever we find underneath. Ricky is an expert formic"ologist". It will be expensive but the color choices are impressive. Really easy to clean and durable. We will do the kitcken in 6x6 pressed tin tiles, also very easy to clean. I spend way too much time scrubbing this house. Anyone done formica yet?
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So how did you guys go about it? we have a 345 LE too..and although I spent countless hours with a wet vacuum rented from Home depot sucking out the grime - dirt etc...it looks really good...but i just don't like it anymore...I am thinking of either removing the carpet totally...then removing whatever paint/glue is on the aluminum underneath...all which seems like a really long process...any thoughts?
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We have a 2003 safari with the mouse fur. We have pulled back the carpet from about a 1/3 of the wall so far and it was easy to do. There is adhesive underneath which you can choose to clean off or not. We found a green adhesive remover which isn't toxic and doesn't smell called "soy it" and it works great. Unfortunately, the grade of alum. underneath isn't as nice and a bit dull so I don't think we are going to leave it bare. We are considering putting a no VOC wall covering on it possibly with a membrane between. Since the aluminum bleeds through and there were several spots on the carpet that were darkened by this. We assume the same thing could happen with a wall covering even the thicker kind we are considering. We have also been tossing around what other thicker materials we could put back on the walls to help with insulation and sound. Any ideas? We will look into the formica. There is an eco friendly material called marmoleum we have also considered. Comes in a million color choices.
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