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Old 04-17-2002, 07:57 AM   #1
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@ questions for you exterior refinishers-
1. On the motorhome there is the trim that runs around with the 1/4" inserts. Above this there seems to be either dirt accumulated from run down on the sides, or old sealant, or both- does anyone suggest the Vulkum sealant for this area? It would have to be a thin bead to look ok.
2. What are the inserts in the front side window weep holes called? Not the ones with the screens in them, but those little 3 sided clip ins - there are 3 or 4 each font sliding window.(motorhome)
3. The grey paint on the lower body luggage doors,etc... mentioned elsewhere here on this site- is it the same on trailers as on motorhomes... I would like to repaint my lower section completely. Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2002, 09:20 AM   #2
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Alan. The sealer on top of the belt line molding is cosmetic. Vulkem will give a bead that is very wide. Instead, you can use Par-bond, which comes in 5 ounce tubes. With it, you can lay a fine bead. I have no idea what you are describing as a three sided clip in. Can you e-mail a picture of it to me. The only factory part added to the exterior of the driver and passenger window, was the weep hole covers.
We use a metallic gray to replace the factory metallic gray. Ours has a wet look, and doesn't fade. Clearcoating gives it the wet look and the longevity. Dupont numbr B8270, which will be in the basemaker series. Look at the picture of a 25 foot trailer that we painted that's on our web site, inlandrv.com The picture is in the slide show.
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Old 04-17-2002, 11:09 AM   #3
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-Thanks brother Andy! I will photograph the clips I refer to tonight after work. As for the seal above the trim, if it is not necessary I will do without it. It will clean up well as I have gotten some of it off and much is already gone anyway.
-So I need to paint the grey lowers in two stages then? Is it available in quantity for a spray gun, or in spray cans?
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Alan,
like Andy said, the bead of caulk is only cosmetic. But for that reason it's not a bad idea to caulk it. A lot of debris gets caught behind those mouldings, if they are not caulked. Thats why you always get a lot of those pesky streaks. I caulked all of mine.
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Alan. That paint does not come in spray cans. If it did, you would probably need 20 to 25 cans for your coach. The system we have used for years is the two stage. Works great AND, has more than stood the test of time. Andy
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Thanks Andy- I will have to send you the picture of the cover for the weep holes,which I forgot to shoot last night....
and talk about ordering some paint,etc. I have been wanting to buy an air compressor and paint sprayer anyway.
Peter- I got the part number for the insert molding from Dr. Joe- but so far I have only found short sizes like 25 foot rolls. Where did you find yours?
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Automotive paint store. You have to special order the 150' roll, may take 3-4 weeks.
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Andy- here is a shot of the weep hhole cover I am looking for. It snaps into the hole I think.
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Alan. that's the small old style weep hole cover. It's been replaced with one that is not as tall, vertically. I will send you a picture of one tomorrow. Our part number 34874.Andy
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Alan. This site will not allow me to post a picture because of it being too large. Please e-mail me at inlandrv@aol.com with your off list e-mail address.Andy
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