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Old 12-01-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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Attaching trim

I'm in the process of finishing up a remodel on my 1984 310 Limited MH which was started (but not finished) by a contractor. He covered the bathroom ceiling with a vinyl covered luan. I am in the process of making cherry trim to cover the border of the luan with the original ceiling. See picture.

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I plan to put cover the junction with a piece of trim. My question is how to attach it. I know there is a lot of wiring running in the wall and ceiling in this area so I don't want to drill any more than necessary. I'm wondering if exterior grade mounting tape (the gray stuff with the red wrapper) will hold?

Any thoughts, suggestions?
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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You can use fast setting liquid nails just have supports ready to hold in place for 10 minutes.

Or use velcro perhaps
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Guy- You are so right, wires, wires, wires. Double faced tapes have never been one of my favorite and we sell pallets of the stuff! I would be tempted to use a good 2 part epoxy; run a routed channel down the back side of your molding to give you more contact area and expansion room for the glue to dry. Use a good Blue Painters tape to hold things in place till the epoxy cures. Of course in 30 years when you go to redo the ceiling again it might not come off!
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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Well, epoxy sounds scary. I wonder what would happen if I had a 1 x 1 3/4 piece of cherry epoxied to the ceiling and the motorhome twisted the way they some time do on uneven terrain or when raising and lowering the levelers?

Also I have had some failures with epoxy which I don't understand. I measured very carefully and mixed very thoroughly, but the epoxy didn't set in anything like the specified time.

How about if I drill a small number of holes (3 or 4) where the ribs are and on the outboard side of the junction I am covering. Then use a polyurethane adhesive? My thinking is that I'm less likely to hit wires if I'm going into a rib. I can use rivets or screws in these holes for a secure attachment and use the adhesive as backup and to avoid rattling etc.

So what do you think?

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Old 12-01-2006, 08:34 PM   #5
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I installed a laminate floor (like Pergo) and the trim/transition pieces were glued down using Gorilla glue. A few years later and many miles, looks like the day it was installed.
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:05 PM   #6
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I installed a laminate floor (like Pergo) and the trim/transition pieces were glued down using Gorilla glue. A few years later and many miles, looks like the day it was installed.
Was the trim glued to the laminate or the subfloor?

Would Gorilla glue adhere to the inner skin?
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:50 PM   #7
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The trim was glued to the laminate floor.
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The trim was glued to the laminate floor.
OK, so they 'float' along with the floor. I have had Gorilla glue joints fail when stressed if mating surfaces didn't fit well enough. So, I'm wondering about gluing wood trim to the curved, textured, inner skin. Seems like an adhesive with some gap filling ability and flexibility might be better?

Suggestions anyone?
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:25 PM   #9
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Yes, the trim is attached to the floor so it behaves as one unit. With two boys, Gorilla glue is a staple in our house. Maybe something like Liquid Nails that is more flexible would work. I've seen it used to glue retaining wall blocks together.
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Gorilla glue also expands quite a bit during curing and you may not be satisfied with that application. I've used epoxy before but for this I think it's overkill. I would use liquid nails or some other type of adhesive like the stuff used for vinyl baseboards. I've also used JB Weld but you'll need to mix alot and that will take time and something to support the wood. My girlfriend says to use a glue gun...that fixes everything!
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Agree that Liquid Nails may be the way to go - take a look at a product they make called Quik-Grab. Line up carefully - when you set the trim in place - it's not going anywhere.
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Well, the trim is installed

I ended up using exterior grade extra strong mounting tape plus rivets to attach the ceiling trim, I used liquid nails for the door opening trim.

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That came out good!!!!
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Nice work. Keep us posted to let us know how it's holding up.
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