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Old 06-09-2002, 05:52 PM   #1
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Shower stall walls

Just curious if anyone has ever replaced the 'wallpaper type' covers on their shower walls and, if so, "What did you use?".
In my unit, which I'm sure is not unlike all of it's peers, the wall cover is starting to peel in the corners..Also, because of that and, the way it joins at the footing of shower tub, I afraid we'd be setting ourselves up for a wet carpet if we showered.
Any thoughts on how to go abt this?
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:08 PM   #2
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Are you talking about a wallpaper that is over aluminum or fiberglass?

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Old 06-10-2002, 05:45 AM   #3
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The nearest I can figure this out, is that it's over the backside of the wood panels that make up the hallway and the enclosure for the refrig. It's just covers the three sides that are vertical. The curve side(which is part of the outside wall) is just painted like the rest of the interior. My thinkin is: To steam it lose and, put some sort lightweight material over the sections. I called A/S abt this, figure..they'd know..Well you would guess that today the shower stall area is now a one piece fiberglass. Great~But it can't be install in this without taking out the wall section~! YIKES~At this point, I'd just as soon keep the original tub seat/ shower pan intact and, replace the waterproof wallpaper.
I figured SOMEONE has gone this way ahead of me..
Any thoughts that you can share would be helpful..
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I encountered the same problem in my '60 Overlander. I have removed the vinyl wallpaper and am thinking of coating the wood with VARATHANE CLEAR WATERBORNE Wood Finish to water proof it. This product is mainly used to refinish wood boats.
My thinking is that the natural wood appearance will be more pleasing than the pink wallpaper and spare the hassle of fabricating a new covering. I have e-mailed the makers of Varathane to ask if they would recommend this procedure and am awaiting their reply.
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Old 06-11-2002, 03:39 PM   #5
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Rog..Kewl~~~I like that, simple and, to the point~(cuts down on the weight too).
I still just have one question; What, if anything, did you do abt the water running down the walls? My question points to that spot at the top of the floor tub pan. Did you just vulkem?? Excuse me for drilling this point in but, I have this concern abt water getting out into the hallway carpet. It sure sounds like your method worked for you. Any pictures that you'd care to share?
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Haven't done it yet.

I removed the vinyl wallpaper because it was already peeling off at the edges. I'm waiting to hear back from the Varathane folks before I try going that route. I'm hoping that proper caulking and a shower curtain will keep water off the floor.
All I want to do is replace the wallpaper with a clear waterproof coating that can be brushed on.
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Update: did it

The Varathane folks sent a somewhat evasive reply simply stating they do not recommend this product for shower stalls.
But since it is only one small wall which is well-sealed all around, I felt safe with it and finally found time to do it. Here's a pic of the result (3 coats).
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That turned out nicely~!
I'll be looking to achive similiar results..
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Did you find the answer to question #5 53FlyingCloud? I can't seem to see one. We bought a 1989 Excella and can see the same thing you describe in the shower. There is a separation between the walls and the shower pan and no apparent caulking. What did you end up doing?
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Did you find the answer to question #5 53FlyingCloud? I can't seem to see one. We bought a 1989 Excella and can see the same thing you describe in the shower. There is a separation between the walls and the shower pan and no apparent caulking. What did you end up doing?
Hi EmilyK, did you notice that the date on that posting is almost 14 years old? You may get an answer from 53FlyingCloud but you may want to post your issue in a new thread.
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Thank you! I'm new here and didn't want to duplicate threads. I'll try it anyway thanks!
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Thank you! I'm new here and didn't want to duplicate threads. I'll try it anyway thanks!
Well then, welcome! Good to have you here.
I've found it helpful to search the old threads for help, but anything much older than a year or two is probably not going to get a response from those posting. There are some members who have been here for years but many move on.

Another option is to try and send an individual a private message (PM) and see if they respond. They may not be active in the forums but their email address might still be valid, you never know.
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