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Old 11-04-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Front end cap sealant removal and polish

Not sure if anyone can help me out with this but how should I go about removing the black sealant on the front of the interior endcap so that I can polish the aluminum. I have seen this in other renovated airstream's and like the look it gives the interior. What are the pros and cons? More likely to leak? Thanks

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Old 11-04-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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I'm thinking you're talking about the inside surface of the exterior end cap? That's what has the sealant on it and I'm not aware of anyone who has used that as an interior surface.

Older trailers like my 57 have both interior and exterior aluminum end caps with insulation between them and are often painted with Zolatone. These can be stripped and polished.

You could fabricate a new aluminum end cap and make the same effect.

Hope I'm reading your question right.

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