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Old 07-16-2014, 12:22 PM   #71
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Quick question, why not just take down the panels, and make new aluminum panels with outlines from the originals? Wouldn't that be more time and cost efficient?


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Old 08-13-2014, 07:47 AM   #72
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Just started on a test small piece applying the jasco wish me luck wish it was a little cooler when I started this process not summer all these long clothes are no fun
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:45 AM   #73
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Here is what it looked like once stipped and washed. Still a lil aged looking thoughts? Is that cool patenna for the walls kinda like aged copper but aged silver or not I'm going for the rustic look inside anyway ?
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:03 AM   #74
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It looks beyond rustic to me. I would describe it as "post apocalyptic" which would be awesome if that's what your going for.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:11 AM   #75
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I am going to go ahead and do the rest an if I don't like it I'll polish it maybe? Anyone have experience polishing it
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:06 AM   #76
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Here is what it looked like once stipped and washed. Still a lil aged looking thoughts? Is that cool patenna for the walls kinda like aged copper but aged silver or not I'm going for the rustic look inside anyway ?
Are you sure all of the adhesive is off? I did a test strip, that looked like that, then used lacquer thinner and a scrub brush, which took off some of the yellow/brown color.

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:35 AM   #77
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Gotcha I can tell it's adhesive residue but the stripper doesn't seem to be taking it off I also noticed that when I moved the piece I was working on to the shade it to like twice as long to work it's magic
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:12 PM   #79
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Takes lots of elbow grease

I stripped the nasty old vinyl off the walls in our trailer. Once the vinyl was off it took 2 or 3 applications of stripper and 0000 steel wool to gently remove the adhesive. I then wiped it down with citrus cleaner and paper towels.

We wanted to have polished aluminum walls. The interior aluminum is not the same as the exterior and will take many more hours to polish. I used the Nuvite products and wool pads to polish the walls.

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I want the interior walls to end up shiny but not so much that they are a mirror finish. Just curious did the steel wool scratch the aluminum Bc it did when I tried it on a test piece
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No, I used 0000 steel wool (very very fine) and a very light touch - just enough to pick up the glue.
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This is taking a while... Anyone know of a power tool or drill attachment to help w this? Click image for larger version

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I would use a different chemical after the vinyl comes off. The laquer thinner and a small brush worked for me, but there is also an adhesive remover that the big box stores sell.

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Old 09-22-2014, 04:19 PM   #84
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Question for all those who have exposed and left the aluminum walls. How do the walls react with extreme temperatures... does the trailer stay cool when really hot outside... warm when cold outside... does it create condensation inside and become a rainforest?
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