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Old 01-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Bathroom sink plastic trim and track

I am searching for a replacement for the flexible plastic trim and track that covers
the rivet seam . I have found a lot of insert trim but cant find any flexible
track. I heard camping world had some but they dont. Anyone have a source
for this ?
Thanks
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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I am searching for a replacement for the flexible plastic trim and track that covers
the rivet seam . I have found a lot of insert trim but cant find any flexible
track. I heard camping world had some but they dont. Anyone have a source
for this ?
Thanks
Airstream dealers can order that for you.

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Old 01-28-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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hi Andy,
I contacted inland rv to order they said they needed as part #.I called as they didnt have
part # . Any other info. would be appreciated .
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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I've searched for the original plastic 71 trim and have not found any so far. But, I'm trying to stay original. Are you simply looking to replace yours with new metal that will accept more modern insert..?
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The easiest way to put new trim in is to take a vertical venetian blind slat which you can purchase from blind dealers in many colors and patterns and cut it down to the width you need. Then either feed it in, or curl it slightly and pop it in to the existing track.

This idea was shamelessly stolen from another thread on the subject. I wish I could give credit to the author, but she/he is gone from my memory. But, it is and was a great idea.

I had some white vinyl slats from an old vertical blind, and have used them for replacement of many trim pieces in my two Argosy trailers.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
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The trim changed in 72 I believe to an insert. In 71 the trim snaps over the metal and hides it. That insert idea using blinds is a great fix for later years...
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I've searched for the original plastic 71 trim and have not found any so far. But, I'm trying to stay original. Are you simply looking to replace yours with new metal that will accept more modern insert..?
Trying to stay original ,no luck so far on locating plastic trim and track. I plan.
To adapt standard available plastic insert trim to fit over the rivet seam .
I considered using adhesive to bond it to the track.any suggestions an the
Best adhesive . I may have enough of the original plastic track to cut in segments and spread out on the rivet seam and then attach the snap over
Trim cover . The other plan would be to rivet the plastic bathroom components
Into place completely , then cover the seam with new plastic insert trim,attach
With a very minimum rivets , and paint over rivets to match. There is always
A way to skin the cat !
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I've searched for the original plastic 71 trim and have not found any so far. But, I'm trying to stay original. Are you simply looking to replace yours with new metal that will accept more modern insert..?
I found a product at home depot , tub surround seal, a flexible plastic trim with adhesive backing. It is one inch wide and is in ten foot lengths.I tried
Attaching it on the back of my abs bathroom sink . Wow it grabs on tight
And quick. This will work fine as a great substitute for the oem trim over
Sink and wall rivet seams . You can paint it the color you want.
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This tub surround adhesive sticks for a while and then turns loose .
I will try running a bead of silicon caulking on the top and bottom edge
May work out .
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plastic trim

I was just looking for the same thing. Out Door Mart has something very similiar. Check them out on the internet.
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Well the adhesive will not hold and I finally attached it with 1/8 interior rivets about every 2 inches and painted the rivet heads white to match .
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