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Old 05-11-2015, 07:04 AM   #57
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Hi,
Did you have to fix any tears or rips in the plastic? We have a 74 Argosy that has some breaks in the plastic end cap. Would DAP work ok on them too?
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:23 AM   #58
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My end caps didn't have any cracks but I did have some to repair in my fridge restoration project. Starting at post 20 here... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...-125067-2.html

I still have yet to finish that fridge. I ended up using the Argosy as a storage spot for all the interior of the Safari while I redid her sub floor. Note to self must finish fridge....

If you have just a very minor crack that is no longer spreading, you could try the DAP but it would not have a structural hold just a cosmetic fix Paint the first two coats of your cap first (if you are planning to paint) before you DAP.

If you are going the better way of using the methylene chloride (also called Dichloromethane) do it before painting.

And most importantly post pictures of your finished result when you are done so this thread stays alive
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:13 PM   #59
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I drilled 1/8 holes at each end of the crack and applied West System Epoxy. That worked great. I sanded and painted the end cap. No issues, presently.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:04 PM   #60
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Krylon fusion does not bond to gel coat

Hi All, Bathroom reno time...Someone had put a post in another thread about how their paint failed in their bathroom in the upper end cap area but worked great in the lower area ABS stuff, so since I am now redoing the old yellowed ABS bathroom fixtures in the 69 safari I decided to do a paint test on the Gel coated fiberglass upper area (an area hidden away in the closet since my gel coat still actually looks awesome and doesn't need a redo) and I have confirmed the krylon does not bond to gel coat even with the proper surface preparation.

So....confirm whether the year of trailer you have has gel coated fiberglass or ABS plastic before going ahead with the Krylon Fusion

on a side note I was painting my frame with POR15 and the can says it does stick to gel coats...I haven't done it but for those interested it may be worth looking in to...
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:10 PM   #61
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Bathroom Material?

So I have the bathroom out of the kid's "74" Tradewind and ready for paint. Are the endocarps plastic and the sink/shower fiberglass? I used Krylon Fusion on the front end cap and it looks great. Has anyone used Fusion on fiberglass? Thanks!

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Old 08-05-2015, 02:35 PM   #62
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Hi Roadrunner... In the post previous to yours I had mentioned that the fusion did not work on Gel coated fiberglass but if it worked in the front cap of your trailer it should be the same material on the end cap in the bathroom. You would not want to go through a lot of work to have it fail. To be safe do a paint test in a small unnoticeable area first

The first thing you need to do before painting anything is a test patch to ensure you have a good surface bondage. Paint a small area using the proper prep work first and let it cure.
I first do a scratch test, what that means is give your test area a good scratching with your fingernails or a coin or something like that, ensure nothing comes off. Then do a tape test, that means use really sticky tape, scrape it firmly onto your test area and rip it off quickly. If ANY paint comes up do not proceed with whatever product you have, try some thing different.

And of course if all goes well and it is the right paint for the job post some inspirational pictures on this thread for others to see what theirs could look like :-)
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:31 AM   #63
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Hi Thesignlady! I'm curious how the paint on the tambour is holding up with use after a year. We are debating painting ours or replacing them. He thinks the paint will show wear fast and is not a good idea but I'm not convinced it's a bad idea yet.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:32 AM   #64
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The tambours are holding up great but honestly those ones in the end cap don't get a lot of use..realistically though unless your tambours are really, really warped they don't contact each other in the rolling process in the snail shaped track my tambours ride in so there is nothing to wear the paint off on. My bathroom in the trailer that is painted with the Krylon Fusion has had pretty regular use for 6 years and doesn't have any abnormal wear. If in the future for some reason it does show wear I can always scuff it, clean it and topcoat it with more of the same though :-)
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:16 PM   #65
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This crack can be closed with finger pressure at the end, and the crack then looks more hairline in nature. Being overhead I was concerned about how much the MC might be prone to drip. Could I start at one end and apply while the crack was separated and then tape the untreated end. Maybe do a 2 inch section at a time.

The West System seems to be for fiberglass. There is Plasti- Mend that ends up where you can sand it as well as some JB Weld plastic putty. Do you think The Methylene Chloride would be best for this crack? I really don't want to pull the end cap.

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Old 12-27-2015, 03:20 PM   #66
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Guess I don't know how to insert pics. It keeps asking me for a url. I uploaded to tinypic but that did do the trick.

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Old 12-27-2015, 04:46 PM   #67
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Starting at post 20 in my fridge thread I show how to repair the hairline cracks.

When you do the crack do it all in one shot, not inch by inch

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...om-125067.html
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:52 AM   #68
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I finally got up my gumption and pulled the big tambour section in the bathroom of my Caravel. Guess what. Some critter had made a nice home in the middle of the tambour scroll and there was about 2 quarts of shredded debris in the scroll cavity. Needless to say, the tracks were well blocked. However, the other discovery was that this tambour wasn't very functional. It only provided a small, shallow cabinet that performed the important function of protecting the toilet paper roll when the shower is in use. Conclusion: bye, bye tambour. I'll build a little cabinet to protect the toilet paper and use the space that's freed up by taking out the scroll cavity for another little storage cabinet. Should be big enough for a spare roll or toilet paper, a bottle of shampoo, and a few pill bottles.
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The crack in post #66 was just like mine. The West System Epoxy I used still looks good after a year. The epoxy is very flexible, not brittle like some other resins.

Sandgrubber...how about some pics of the new cabinet?

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Sandgrubber...how about some pics of the new cabinet?

Mike
Manyana. The cabinets came off to get a look at the subfloor. The subfloor is coming off to fix problems in the frame. Will post pictures when the cabinets are back in.
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