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Old 08-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Replacement Ideas for Ceiling Panel

I have a 1976 Argosy 22'. While removing my ceiling panel for restoration, I dented the heck out of it. I thought I would be able to get it back straight but after reinstallation, it looks like ****... I am going to replace it. Off the top of my head, I figured I could use 3 sections of FRP... Hide the seem near the Maxxair Fans. Maybe use a H Channel to clean up the seems. And use some spare pieces of aluminum behind the area where the ceiling lights attach...

If anyone has any ideas, please shoot them over. I am hoping for nothing special order. I just want to pick it up this weekend and get it installed.

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Old 08-08-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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Well, I decided to use some 1/8" thick FRP. I am using the backside though because I couldn't find any smooth FRP locally. I will let you all know how it goes....
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take some pictures, I am going to replace a section of mine would be nice to see yours finished
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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Absolutely. I am almost done installing it. I will post photos soon.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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We'd love to see those pics! How's it going?
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I have often wondered why rvs are not made using plastic laminate[formica] Does the structure move too much? Same with fully glued FRP? Im about to remove cigar stained vinyl ceiling panels and need some thoughts Thanks
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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I have two ideas

#1 a sheet of quilted stainless steel..( would aluminum react with that? )

#2 a piece of luan padded with thin foam, then covered with fake leather
( maybe get an auto top guy to do a fancy job )

It might need to be a big section , so it doesn't look like a patch
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #8
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FRP Ceiling Panels w/ H Channels

Sorry it took so long!!! I have been busy!

Anyway, if you have any questions, ask away.
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Wow, that is really nicely done!!
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Sorry it took so long!!! I have been busy! Anyway, if you have any questions, ask away.
What's "FRP"????

Looks and IS very nice!! Great place to lay extra lighting wiring ...
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Fiber Reinforced Plastic. Marlite is one example. Strictly speaking, Fiberglass is one type of FRP, but I see the term used more often for materials that use vinylester resin as opposed to the polyester resin in fiberglass.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #12
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Thanks guys. It was super easy to do. They sell it in 4' x 8' sheets. I cut mine to about 24 3/4" wide and however long I wanted the breaks to be. The I painted with XIM Primer and then regular old Latex paint. The H channels are located directly next to the FRP at HD...
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looks good, nice job
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Sorry it took so long!!! I have been busy!

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Hi ... are those light fixtures original ? I'm replacing overhead fan/light fixture in my 1972 Sovereign ... RV store light fixtures are awful!! I'm looking for something a bit more tasteful and while it can't be "original" to the 1972 spec, I'd love to find something that can take LED's but is at least in keeping with the 1970's interior in some way ..

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