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Old 08-20-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question Removing fuzzy felt/carpet on walls

We have a 2001 Safari that we have pulled the felt like wall covering off of the interior walls. Does anyone have any recomendations for polishing the aluminum we have found underneath. We have used various cleaners, strippers and polishers and just seem to end up with streaks and residue>
Thanks for your help, Michelle
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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The adhesive is causing you problems. You'll need to find out what kind of adhesive was used and get the proper solvent to remove it. May be something as simple as lacquer thinner, but check first. In any case, remnants of adhesive will clog up any polishing buff and make all sorts of marks on the aluminum. The surface needs to be super clean before you start the polishing process. Darol
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Darol, we have a 2000 Safari and have been thinking of removing the fuzz! Would it be possible for you to post some pictures so that we can see what it looks like. Once you remove the glue i would think it would be a huge improvement. Thank you - Sid
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hi estes' and welcome...

darol passed on to the big silver stream in the sky.

so he won't be posting any earthly pictures here.

but there are dozen of threads here on what's under the fuzz...

OR removing wall treatments to expose aluminum.

the skin under the mouse fur (ozite) is aluminum.

it is just like the exterior skin and the interior skin used in the newer shiny stream interiors.

EXCEPT it is not carefully finished/trimmed and may have nicks, funny cuts and scratches...

things that are largely irrelevant once the ozite is hung.

again there are DIY threads here on peeling off wall coverings to expose aluminum.

this might be worth trying (time, effort, chemical exposure, results) on older units...

but a 2000 ?

ultimately it all depends on HOW MUCH EFFORT

and what cosmetic outcome u are willing to accept.

imo it would be easier to trade trailers or REskin the side in exposed areas.

and i do believe darol would approve of this reply.

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Thank you for your reply. I am picky - so probably not the best idea. Just trying to review all options.
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