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Old 08-14-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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What's under 2002 Safari padded vinyl ceiling?

Has anyone looked under or removed the padded ceiling in an early 2000's Airstream Safari? Is it easier or harder to restore to plain aluminum than the vinyl-coated walls?

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Old 08-14-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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It is glued-on foam. You may possibly be able to peel and strip the old glue off, but there will always be marks from it, unless you polish it. I did remove and polish the interior in a customer's trailer, once, and can guarantee you I will never do it again. Or course, it was a 34' trailer, too. I couldn't find a Bambi to experiment on...

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:16 PM   #3
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The 95 34' I bought last year has a bad case of the white vinyl ceiling coming loose from the aluminum interior. What would you think of painting the aluminum under the vinyl instead of trying to polish it?

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