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Old 02-26-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Painting fuzzy fabric walls

We have a 2001 34 ft. We have a number of darkish full moon stains on the inside coverings where a number of rivets are on the outside. We have no ideas what caused them. We were wondering if we can paint the fabric wall coverings. Any ideas?
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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I think I've read that the dark marks are very fine aluminum dust from slight movements of shell and rivets while underway. So bleach will not be the answer. I can't imagine painting somehow.

I've seen some posts relating to what people have tried. Hopefully someone who's dealt with this will see your thread.

Nice to have such a snowy day to muse over such things as we approach spring, eh?
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:29 PM   #3
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Hi,

I saw your post about the mouse fur.. fuzzy walls. I too had the exact same issue with my 2001. Dark spots where it had appeared someone tried to clean it and something was coming through. There were even some spots where the material was stretched and clearly coming away from the wall. What a mess. I thought about spraying it but i didnt think it would look good as there was so much of it. I decided to bite the bullett and replace all of it. I basically had to get everything out of the way, curtains, fixtures, dinette.. you name it. Took me months but replaced with new wall liner or in the nauticle arena "Hull Liner". Lots of patience.. a nice pattern from the old removed sections and spray glue. I dont wish this on anybody but you would be surprised how easy it is to work with. im happy with the results. Here is a shot of the finished wall with the couch still removed.
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I found some discussions on this. Some people give the most credit to this thread, this post by 2air - http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...tml#post234478

Also read:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...dew-23465.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...iner-4223.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f397...ain-42044.html
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Bad fuzzy walls

We are going to take out the dinette and the couch to have them recovered so I am going to locate an inconspicuous spot and try priming and painting. We will put in a wood floor at the same time. I have not found anybody that has tried painting and there is probably a good reason why. If it works great, if it does not I will have to strip it. Thanks for the great input.
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I bought my '95 Lincoln Continental used. The previous owner's dog had scratched the fabric that covers the speakers in the front doors. After putting up with it for a long time I decided to experiment with some fabric paint. I couldn't exactly match the gray color but the darker gray harmonizes very well with the lighter shade of the rest of the door. I carefully masked off the speakers on both doors and very carefully sprayed a light coat. It is near perfect.

The paint is Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric spray paint. I bought it a Schuck's.

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We had dark stains on our fuzzy walls from the aluminum dust where inside rivets have vibrated. If the walls did not have the fuzzy stuff, I am sure the rivets would have dropped out onto the floor. We hid the spots rather easily although the solution did not occur to us immediately.

What we did was mix up a small amount of artist's acrylic paint (usually comes in tubes) to match the color of the fuzz. That we applied to the stained area with a small, stiff artist's brush, working it thoroughly into the stained backing of the fuzz. We only put the paint on the stained area.

We let the paint dry almost completely and then rubbed the fuzz where the paint was with denatured alcohol which took the paint out of the fuzz, but left it on the backing.

Our touch-up has now lasted years and you really must know where to look to find the spots.
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Aluminum dust???

If it's aluminum dust causing this, how do you explain the black stains on this material that is lining the sides of the fiberglass top of my B190? I think I will go after the mold in this case...
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