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Old 09-27-2016, 11:01 AM   #1
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Pre-Painted Aluminum for Inner Shell

We are thinking of replacing the inner shells with pre-painted aluminum sheeting. Something like is available here:

http://www.wrisco.com/product/aluminum-sheets/

Has anyone done this or is there any reason not to do it?

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Old 09-27-2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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Since most of the interior skins require you to cut them to a custom shape/size, this will expose a raw edge that will be sharp and not painted.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:35 PM   #3
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Definitely a good point. Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #4
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I have been painting aluminum to go back into my Streamline. It's really not that hard and I think the pre-painted MUST be more expensive than the raw sheets?
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I had all the interior skins anodized. I found a shop that could dip 10 x 4ft sheets
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:06 PM   #6
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How does anodized look?

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I had all the interior skins anodized. I found a shop that could dip 10 x 4ft sheets
Any pics of how it came out?
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:13 PM   #7
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I had all the interior skins anodized. I found a shop that could dip 10 x 4ft sheets
Can I ask why, was it aesthetic reasons or a structural one ,or a bit of both. I would like to have an aluminum interior but I am not sure if I want to clean smudge marks all day . Annonized aluminum might be the answer.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:46 PM   #8
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Removing and reinstall

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We are thinking of replacing the inner shells with pre-painted aluminum sheeting. Something like is available here:

http://www.wrisco.com/product/aluminum-sheets/

Has anyone done this or is there any reason not to do it?

Thanks!
Why would U remove the perfict aluminum to replace it with painted. Why not just have a body shop paint what is in the trailer now. Don't think replacing it will be as good as an install as what is in there now.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:48 PM   #9
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Why not just go to a body shop and see if they can paint what U have in there now. To remove the aluminum U will have to have it gutted and I do not think the replacement will be as good as what is there now.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:44 PM   #10
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Don't see to many problems, but cutting and installing without scratching up the paint will be very difficult.
I replaced all my interior aluminum skins. Took a little creativity. Sanded, solvent cleaned then primed(etching) each piece after cutting then put them up, then painted with a roller.
Why replaced, full of large holes from PO's bad repair attempts and one partition support had punched through the ceiling.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:19 AM   #11
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I don't have any pics of the anodized sheets as I just removed everything so we could go back and seam seal the entire inside with Wurth seam sealer. As usual we do everything a bit backwards. Giant PIA but the sealing up the inside is a big deal and thankfully cleko's
get us through it. The anodizing was done in a satin finish that does not mark. I'm lucky to have found a shop that can dip 12 x 4ft sheets of aluminum at the cost of about $90 per sheet. They are in Emeryville Ca a few blocks from Pixar.
As soon as I get all the seams sealed we will re install the panels and we are going to do the forward end cap as well the back most likely will be wood.
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