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Old 08-17-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Interior aluminum type on 71'

Anyone know the the type of aluminum used on the 71's

Will it polish ok?

If I decide to reskin with new material is there a preference on aluminum type?
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Anyone know the the type of aluminum used on the 71's

Will it polish ok?

If I decide to reskin with new material is there a preference on aluminum type?
2024T3 .032 thickness on the sides and roof.

It will polish to a mirror shine.

Why would you want to reskin?

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Old 08-17-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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I think it is 5053. It was vinyl covered so it would not matter what alloy it is. If you want shine, you want Alclad. Please tell them Frank' Trailer Works sent you and make sure to order it with the plastic cover sheet(1000% worth the extra money)
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Well I'm going to end up with a lot of holes to patch from removing the furnace , lp fridge , battery comp , water heater, fresh water door, roof ac, etc

Thought it may look better to re skin

Had planned to do segmented panels to replace the fiberglass endcaps anyway.

I know some people had removed the vinyl and polished.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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I think it is 5053. It was vinyl covered so it would not matter what alloy it is. If you want shine, you want Alclad. Please tell them Frank' Trailer Works sent you and make sure to order it with the plastic cover sheet(1000% worth the extra money)
Thanks that is what I was guessing 5053..
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It is only a guess. I base this on 5053 it the cheapest utility grade. Why clad something you would not see is my logic. This however is illogical due to the fact for years Airstream shot Zolatone over Alclad.
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However, when you have only one type of aluminum in the factory it is impossible to use the non alclad on the outside.

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It is only a guess. I base this on 5053 it the cheapest utility grade. Why clad something you would not see is my logic. This however is illogical due to the fact for years Airstream shot Zolatone over Alclad.
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Alclad is three layers. The outer two are almost pure aluminum. That is why it shines. Back or front, it is the same.
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2024T3 .032 thickness on the sides and roof.

It will polish to a mirror shine.

Why would you want to reskin?

Andy

Is it really alclad Andy?
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Me thinks he 'missed' the topic keyword aluminum, it was missing in the bulk of the text ....
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Yes... Interior Aluminum Skin Material
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Is there a way to find out what the factory used?
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Hey, I'm interested in this too. I already got the Alclad part. How about thickness?
For an interior endcap?
How about if I was just reskinning over fiberglass for looks?
And now how about if I was mixing it with something else only available in .040? Too thick?
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