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Old 07-26-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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Is the trim piece between the endcaps and the ceiling still available?

I've been stripping off all the vinyl from the '75's interior and needed to drill out the rivets that attached the endcap to the aluminun ceiling. There is a plastic trim piece that has chunks missing from it and just looks ugly and I would like to replace it.

The trim piece is about and 1" wide, sliding between the ceiling material and the endcap and has a visible lip that covers up the end of the aluminum so you don't see the sawn edge.
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I used a white trim available at Lowe's for about $2 per 8' piece. I cut notches out for the rivet shanks and slid it in place. (I used a putty knife to create a bit of space when riveting the ceiling back in place to make installing the trim easier.
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I've been stripping off all the vinyl from the '75's interior and needed to drill out the rivets that attached the endcap to the aluminun ceiling. There is a plastic trim piece that has chunks missing from it and just looks ugly and I would like to replace it.

The trim piece is about and 1" wide, sliding between the ceiling material and the endcap and has a visible lip that covers up the end of the aluminum so you don't see the sawn edge.
That was replaced by a metal "J" trim, that I think is still available.

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Hey, Ron: what was that "trim" originally meant for? (so one might find it in the aisles of Lowe's...).

Mine is actually all in one piece...but its all yellowed and icky looking. I might try that "retro-bright" treatment on it, and see how it does.
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Hey, Ron: what was that "trim" originally meant for? (so one might find it in the aisles of Lowe's...).

Mine is actually all in one piece...but its all yellowed and icky looking. I might try that "retro-bright" treatment on it, and see how it does.
That "J" trim was to shield the sharp edges of the vinylclad from your fingers, and to add to the finished look of the interior.

It yellowed in time, and became very brittle.

It's about 1 inch wide.

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Chuck,

This trim is called "J" molding - don't think that retro brite will work as the plastic is brittle & shatters with any movement.

Basically, this trim is used to finish raw metal edges.

Check with some of the Airstream vendors - I know we've purchased 12' lengths from Inland RV in an off-white color. The width was such that we didn't have to notch out the molding for the rivet shanks.
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Still looking for trim

Hi gang, I have been reading these posts because I am looking for a c-shaped type of trim that covers an opposite c-shape piece of metal in my 1075 Argosy. These trim pieces snap on and there is a lot of talk about j-trim but this is not quite what I am looking for. This trim is plastic and is roughly 9/16' wide and fits on to a track with a u or c shaped piece. Any help would be much appreciated!
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Do you have a pic?
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Thanks Ron

Thanks for the welcome Ron. here are two photos, one of the track the trim rides on and one image of an old piece of trim itself. Thanks again for the help!
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