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Old 11-02-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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'75 tradewinds / Bathroom ???

rear bathroom / need to replace shower and sink top / where can i find one
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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Lavatory top:

Lavatory Top 1973-1977 Rear Bath 20112401 [20112401] - $326.00 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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Should i have put 1975 tradewinds land yacht on post instead of just tradewinds
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:40 AM   #4
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May I ask why you need to replace the sink and shower? We had a 1976 Tradewind in which we painted the very dull fiberglass with an epoxy two part paint. The paint was applied by brush and settled such that no brush lines were visible.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:23 AM   #5
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big split in counter top / and shower well may be O K / just thought i could get set
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:44 AM   #6
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pix on lav top

bad rip / can it be fixed
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:09 PM   #7
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I am in the process of repairing all of the cracks and holes in all of the bathroom fixtures. I am using West System epoxy with some of the fillers for the big holes. The epoxy for plastic is their GFlex. Easy to work with and the cost for the basic epoxy kit was $20.00. Had to drive an hour for my first kit now I just order what I need online. I also bought an epoxy plastic repair kit from a small RV shop. It worked ok and was same price for about half of the size of the West Marine kit. I will be posting pictures of the repairs. Don't have before photo's but you cannot tell where the repair is. Also, on a crack - I was told to drill a small hole (I use 1/8th size bit) at the end of the crack - that might stop it from cracking more.

Here is West System web site: Epoxy by the Leading Epoxy Manufacturer | WEST SYSTEM Epoxy

If you have a West Marine close, they carry the epoxy kits since it is mostly for marine use. Here is there web site:

West Marine: Home Page

After the repair I am painting it with Krylon Fusion paint. The color I found closest to the original color is Butter Cream.

Hope this helps
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:43 PM   #8
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Ran to the house during my quick lunch break - here are a few pictures of the repairs with the West System Epoxy. Pic 1 is the surround under the sink - the repair is in the upper left. Pic 2 is repaired and painted. Pic 3 is of the bottom of the bathtub - the hole in it is rather large and in the upper right. This was the faded and weather color of all of the bathroom plastics. Pic 4 - the entire end here was on the floor. The next picture is the sink preped for paint. Next pic the corner was all in peices and the last on the crack was in the rear left all the way to the 2 holes past the cleco. The we site has very good instruction in both video and text. I saved the worse for last - the bathtub. I had done a little fiberglass and bondo repairs but no much - So experience is not necessary. Go slow and do a little at a time. I have been working on theses few peices for 3 weeks. It is do-able.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:13 PM   #9
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looks great i will try / going to order a kit ASAP /
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:20 PM   #10
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is this the kit you used

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Old 11-03-2010, 01:29 PM   #11
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G/flex - is this it

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Old 11-03-2010, 01:50 PM   #12
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That is their smaller kit - it seems to come complete with everything you need. I do not know if it comes with the sandpaper and sanding block. Mine was just the epoxy and the hardner from West Supply. From the looks of the picture - this might be all you need. You can use this stuff with or without fiberglass matting for more strength.

Be sure to follow the instructions to the letter. I used my black and decker mouse with 60 grit sandpaper to ruff up the surface then 120 grit for the final sanding after the cure. I also did the backside first, sanded it the way I wanted it, then applied a little on the front to cover up any blemishes. Sanded the front, then I wiped down with alcohol just prior to painting.

They said you can also, before applying the epoxy, heat the plastic with a torch for better binding of the epoxy, but I have not tried that yet. I am too afraid I might melt it.

Go to West Supply to see the video - good stuff.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:08 PM   #13
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Here is a demo of the produce in use.

http://www.westsystem.com/ss/g-flex-torture-demo/

I am no professional at this plastic repair but this stuff seems to be the right stuff for plastic repair. Got this information off of another thread.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:54 PM   #14
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I used West Epoxy extensively in my 68 Trade Wind bath. G-Flex should be even better, I used the regular resin with the 206 hardener. Also used a lot of the microballon filler in places. After all the fiberglass/epoxy work I painted the tub and sink with a 2 part epoxy tub and tile paint from Sherwin Williams ( don't remember the name-maybe TileDoc)
I tried the brush at first but was not satisfied so I used the Prevail power sprayer kit. YOu mix the paint and the pour in into the jar when has a replaceable power/spray head. Basically making your own rattle can. The paint must be thinned just a little to flow in the sprayer and you MUST wear a good respirator. Use several light coats or it will orange peel. It if does you can wait a day, wet sand the runs and repaint. The results were fantastic, very smooth and shiny and very durable. You could use a touch up gun on your shop air if you have one, but I was afraid of moisture in the line so went with the Prevail spray units.
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