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Old 12-31-2016, 01:25 PM   #1
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Mouse fur to Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl?

We've got an '05 Safari that we're renovating & repairing. I've read a number of threads about replacing the mouse fur wall covering, and this is on our list to do. Yes it looks dingy, but my biggest concern/complaint is this--

Rub your hand over it and thousands of small fibers fill the air and settle on whatever is below. Presumably, some of these fibers are inhaled by anyone unlucky enough to be near. No bueno.

We've considered lots of options and think we've found a winner: the flooring in the new Classics! It will provide texture to dampen sound, it's got a thin padding to conceal small bumps & imperfections on the wall underneath, and is easily cleaned (as long as you're not walking on it with muddy boots &#128521.

Lots of colors and textures to choose from. Seems like a winner. Pretty sure it's not the most economical choice, but that's not my priority. The area of coverage isn't that large. I'm going to call Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl on Tuesday to ask about local suppliers, etc. I didn't see any info about purchasing it on their website. I'll need to figure out the correct method for adhering it to the wall, but that seems easy to solve. Anyone have advice on this? Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 12-31-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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This looks to be a great product and a good solution for those of us looking to ditch the Mouse Fur. I'd be interested to hear any additional information you obtain about the product, availability, and pricing.
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:02 PM   #3
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Cloth backed vinyl adheres well to the walls once stripped of mouse fur and the best adhesive I've found is the glue used for cars: DAP Weldwood Landau Top & Trim Contact Adhesive

An earlier post on the subject: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f7/r...ml#post1699475

In the interim, vacuum the walls just like you would the floor but with the upholstery attachment and you'll cut down on floating fibers... :-)
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:18 PM   #4
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Smile Infinity LWV

Just down the road from you in Tomball! We bought a 2001 Safari 25FT. Would really like to see pictures of yours and follow your rennovation progress. I am getting ready to change from the blue carpet to (probably) luxury sheet vinyl. I too looked at the Infinity LWV and they referred me to Rennovation Masters in Conroe as their dealer. I sent them an email but haven't heard back. It is gorgeous but pretty pricy. Overton's carries a LWV by Lancers -- still expensive but not quite as high as Infinity.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:06 PM   #5
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Awesome!!! I just took ours down to Bob Jones RV in South Houston yesterday to have them assess/repair the floor rot and the mess that's bound to be between the floor and belly pan. I'll likely have them install the new flooring and the LWV on the walls. My weakness is trying to take on too many projects at once and finding time to spend on the Airstream was proving to be impossible. I'll send you a PM for your cell number and send you some pics of what the inside looked like a few days ago after I got most of the interior out. Look forward to getting to know you!

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I looked at the Infinity product and got a bad case of sticker shock! $190 to $263 a square yard! Yikes!

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Old 01-12-2017, 08:21 PM   #7
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I know!!!! Ugh. I keep telling myself that there's only a limited number of sqft in this thing that need the LWV. I've seen a couple other brands with a slightly lower price, but I'm leery of going with them. I think their website says that it works out to around $10-$12 per sqft, which I guess seems a little better. And I really, really hope I'm only doing it once!



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So it seems like I've read this around here before, but just to double check--

Does anyone know if the interior skins on a 2005 are aluminum or stainless steel? Seems like I've read they're stainless.

Not sure if it matters, but I'm about to pull the trigger on the wall covering to replace the mouse fur and want to make darn sure I'm getting an adhesive for the right material.

Will post pics when done. I decided on a Chilewich wall Vinyl instead of the Infinity LWV. Mainly for customer service reasons, and also that this seemed a better fit for the application. Thanks all!
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So it seems like I've read this around here before, but just to double check--

Does anyone know if the interior skins on a 2005 are aluminum or stainless steel? Seems like I've read they're stainless.

Not sure if it matters, but I'm about to pull the trigger on the wall covering to replace the mouse fur and want to make darn sure I'm getting an adhesive for the right material.

Will post pics when done. I decided on a Chilewich wall Vinyl instead of the Infinity LWV. Mainly for customer service reasons, and also that this seemed a better fit for the application. Thanks all!
Airstream only works with aluminum never stainless.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:58 PM   #10
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Awesome!!! Thank you!!!!
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:41 PM   #11
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take some pictures of the process if possible. Many people have posted about removing their upholstered wall material. About three years ago I was in a church that had a specialist come in, an acoustic engineer. When the project was complete it was the same stuff Airstream used on our walls!
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Having done a few wall resurface jobs, I caution you about pattern choice. If the area you are going to cover has a single curve to the wall (top down to bottom) your pattern choices are broad. If you tackle a compound curve area (at the ends and corners), then pattern alignment will become an installation issue as you can't control where the intersecting patterns meet one another. Monochromatic works best in compound curve areas.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:33 AM   #13
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Mine was done

when I bought my 1956 Flying Cloud it had been "modernized." The interior had been covered with the same hull liner as early ninties Airstreams....and expensive yachts of the era. I did not like it, being an Airstream purist. But, I lived with it. ....and love it now. It gives a completely different feel to the Airstream. A silence and cozy comfort. No more roll over to a cold back and butt in the bed or the couch. Be advised...to do it right you have to remove all the interior. It looks like they used a standard yellow spray, #M, adhesive and it has lasted over twenty years. Hull liner comes in different colors too. Be advised the black spots at rivets do appear and should be countered at installation time.
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which years was the 'mouse fur' used? all models?

I am looking at used trailers and wondering which models/years have the mouse fur? Is it in all the late 90's-early 2000's?
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We have a 2009 25FB Classic. We removed the mouse fur from the walls and installed a fabric head liner for cars we also removed the AS vinyl flooring and installed a waterproof product. See Updating 2009 25FB Classic
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New Mouse Fur

We are doing a full renovation on our '88 345LE. We looked at different options, but elected to stick with new mouse fur. Our renovator (RV Clinic, Franklin OH) bought all of the remaining MF inventory from AS. It looks great!
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