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Old 02-06-2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Interior Refinish/repairs?

I am deep into renewing the interior of a 77 Argosy 26'. fortunately most of the work just requires elbow grease. However, that said, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to deal with the deteriorated yellow plastic the used to cover the bare edges of the aluminum panels under and around the front windows. It looks like the plastic was slid behind the panel edge before is was rivieted in place. "Inland" say the material is no longer available - I would have been suprised if it was. Most of the exposed edges have become brittle and broken off so the raw edge of the Aluminum shows. Ideas?
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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...how to deal with the deteriorated yellow plastic the used to cover the bare edges of the aluminum panels under and around the front windows. Ideas?
I have exactly the same problem on my '73 argosy 20, but that specific problem hadn't hit my radar screen yet. I figured that the edge rivets would need to be removed, the old trim cleaned out and a suitable replacement found. I'm guessing it would be automotive in nature. I just did a quick google search for "edge trim" and found this...

http://trimlok.com/

Please post your solution when you find it.

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See if this is what you are looking for?

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It comes in White & Beige
I picked up a roll. The beige is not wide enough for my trim, I needed, 1 1/8" So I can not use it. Cheap money, $5 a roll.
So I found something at Home depot that, with a little cutting fits perfect
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:00 PM   #4
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Post Auto edge trim may work!

Thanks for the suggestion about auto trim. I did a brief search also and turned up a couple of prospects. I will let you know what if finally do.

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[QUOTE=balrgn]See if this is what you are looking for?QUOTE]

I can't tell from the photo or the name what that is. Can you post a picture or give us detailed measurments?

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[QUOTE I can't tell from the photo or the name what that is. Can you post a picture or give us detailed measurments?
Thanks, Steve[/QUOTE]

It comes in a 25' roll. Measures 1" wide. It has a set to it, concave, so that when you put it into the insert it uses that to help hold it in and even. I "think" I can use it in the bath, I could not in the main area as the trim is 1-1/8" wide.
I was able to find some great stuff at Home Depot. It is faom filled and extreemly tough. It matches the tambors like it was made to order.
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Thanks Balrgn. That's not the stuff I was thinking of. On my '73 the vinyl covered sheet metal that abuts the front windows has this "u" or "j" channel covering the rough edges.

I just ordered some samples from Outwater Plastics. I'll let you know if anything good shows up. If you don't already have their massive free catalog... get it. It will amaze you

http://www.outwater.com/

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Balrng,

Sorry I did not see you posting earlier. The stuff you show is not what I'm looking for now - two weeks ago yes but I already bought original stuff from "Inland" It is great but expensive.
I'm looking for the same stuff Steve is. I hope he has found something at "outwater"
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:05 PM   #9
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I'm looking for the same stuff Steve is. I hope he has found something at "outwater". Jay
Nothing that Outwater Plastics has is perfect. The original edge trim has a 3/4" lip that gets trapped behind the sheetmetal and is rivited through as well. One profile(left picture); #616 looks correct, but is too stiff and is made out of styrene. though you could probably notch the back to get it to bend around the windows(heating to bend didn't work for me). The white "u" shaped profile #1964WH is the best option and will bend any direction you like, but is uniformly thick and will not sit as flat against the wall as the "J" profiles would. It's in the "metalic channel moulding" line though it's a soft plastic. The other chrome moulding pictured is #709 and is too stiff for bending as well but would look good on straight runs.

Also below is a close-up picture of my front window and the broken yellowed trim.

www.outwater.com

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Arrow Still looking

Sorry to hear the outwater stuff did not work well. The only other thing I have found is some white auto edge trim at JC Whitney. Its not too expensive so I may order some and see how it goes. It should be flexable enough if I can get it to slide behind the panels.
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I realize you're not looking for the 1 & 1/8" trim, but for those who are I found an inexpensive alternative. I bought 80" vinyl vertical blinds from Home Depot and cut them 1 & 1/8" wide for insertion into the aluminum trim channels of the bathroom. Here is a picture of how it came out (disregard yellowed end cap... will be painted white soon):

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Have you found any way to replace the corners of the cabinets that are plastic. My 78 Argosy has cracked where they curve down. These are the upper cabinets in the kitchen area. I bought a digital camera and it's sitting here very near my computer all snug in it's box. That's as far as I've gotten with my leap into new tech. toys. Sooo you probably won't see any of the great pictures you are all sending coming from me. Judy
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I realize you're not looking for the 1 & 1/8" trim, but for those who are I found an inexpensive alternative. I bought 80" vinyl vertical blinds from Home Depot and cut them 1 & 1/8" wide for insertion into the aluminum trim channels of the bathroom.
Great tip! Thanks - I'll be trying this around the bathroom sink cabinet!
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Have you found any way to replace the corners of the cabinets that are plastic. My 78 Argosy has cracked where they curve down. These are the upper cabinets in the kitchen area. I bought a digital camera and it's sitting here very near my computer all snug in it's box. That's as far as I've gotten with my leap into new tech. toys. Sooo you probably won't see any of the great pictures you are all sending coming from me. Judy
Not exactly sure which corners you're referring to, but I plan to replace the corners of my lower cabinet in the bathroom with the same vinyl vertical blind material. The corners are still intact in this picture, but I've since stripped them off. Under the corner pieces (thin vinyl) was sticky foam tape that kept the top piece on. I plan to cut the vinyl to fit and use new foam tape to secure as they were originally done.

By the way, I've been real pleased with the "Rust-oleum Paint for Plastic." It has adhered well to the vinyl and vinylclad walls. Plan to paint the bathroom counter tops and shower surround with Por-15 Whitecote.



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