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Old 11-11-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Help on plastic edge trim inserts

I am looking for plastic trim inserts that go in aluminum extrusion trim. I am working on the galley and bath in a 77 overlander. Readily available RV trim insert sold as 1 inch really isn't. It's to narrow and soft to fit the Airstream trim extrusion. I have looked at the links provided in this forum but can't find what I am looking for. Here's a couple of pix of what I am trying to find. Thanks for any help.

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Old 11-11-2007, 07:02 AM   #2
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Try searching these sites: Rockler.com and Brunner Enterprises.
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Strips of linoleum work well and will match the floor if you replace it.

I've also heard of others using plastic from venetian (sp?) blinds.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:45 AM   #4
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I was unable to find this trim a few years ago. I ended up using aluminum colored heavy tape from a sign shop, cut to size and inserted into the groove. I did not remove the adhesive backing cover, but rather used it as it came. It looked pretty good, and as I recall, came in many different colors. My bath hed just been refinished in a very clean white color, so the silver tape made it look even cleaner. The old brittle yellowed insert just did not make it, visually.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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You might try calling Airstream and getting a hold of the parts department. Send them a photo of what you need via email. It will be hit or miss with them as they have a variety of trims in storage - none that would fit my 71 by the way - but you could get lucky.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:05 PM   #6
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I am looking for plastic trim inserts that go in aluminum extrusion trim. I am working on the galley and bath in a 77 overlander. Readily available RV trim insert sold as 1 inch really isn't. It's to narrow and soft to fit the Airstream trim extrusion. I have looked at the links provided in this forum but can't find what I am looking for. Here's a couple of pix of what I am trying to find. Thanks for any help.

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That insert is readily available from a parts stocking dealer.

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Uwe,

I'd like to see a picture of that.
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That insert is readily available from a parts stocking dealer.

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It wasn't when I needed it in 2004. I asked everywhere.
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I'd like to see a picture of that.
Ron, I sold that particular trailer a while back, and did not take pics of the bath remodel. It was a wet bath, very small and awkward to take pictures of.
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Resurrecting this thread from 2007.

Andy, by "parts stocking dealer" do you mean the factory?

Looking for a sort of 'burnt orange' color for a 1975 International Overlander.

Any new info would be greatly appreciated......thanks all.
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Resurrecting this thread from 2007.

Andy, by "parts stocking dealer" do you mean the factory?

Looking for a sort of 'burnt orange' color for a 1975 International Overlander.

Any new info would be greatly appreciated......thanks all.
A "parts stocking" dealer is a dealer who normally stocks many parts for telephone or on line ordering by Airstream owners.

Unfortunately many dealers do not stck anything but a very few repair parts.

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Be sure to ask any "parts stocking dealer" before you buy it if it is a good, exact, proper fit.

I bought a bunch of it from one, and after I bought it and complained that it would not fit, I was told that it needed "a bit of sanding" to go in.

I still have it, uninstalled. I sanded till my hands were sore, no go.
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Thanks guys.....trying to keep it somewhat 'original'.
Dyed the curtains a similar color so I'm sort of locked-in with the burnt orange.

If anybody told me 20 years ago that I'd be dying curtains I'd have told them they had a SCREW LOOSE!

How times change.
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Thanks guys.....trying to keep it somewhat 'original'.
Dyed the curtains a similar color so I'm sort of locked-in with the burnt orange.

If anybody told me 20 years ago that I'd be dying curtains I'd have told them they had a SCREW LOOSE!

How times change.
I would think the screw was loose from keeping the burnt orange color scheme...

When I did the teardown of my 1975 I found one scrap of the original orange shag carpet in a closet. I am considering having it framed and mounted.

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