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Old 10-03-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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Question vinyl covered walls

While meandering through the photos, I saw one where the vinyl covering over the internal aluminum walls was peeling off. I would like to remove the vinyl covering from my 1977 Overlander for more of a CCD look in the living area. It is impossible to scrape the vinyl off as minimal pressure scratches the metal. Is there any way to remove this? What noxious chemicals do I need to use to accomplish this task? Will I need a hazmat suit to do so?
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Old 10-03-2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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This old thread may help ~

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ead.php?t=2892

There are several others too, just type in 'strip interior vinyl' in the search tool prompt.

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Thanks for the information on vinyl stripping and site navigation. I have never been more excited about a project, especially now that I have access to a wealth of information.
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We love pictures...share some when you get a chance!

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I was able to strip the vinyl wall covering off with a heat gun (use carefully) and a little pulling. Unless you have real wood and not plywood under that wall covering, you may be interested in putting new vinyl wall covering back. That is what we did with our Argosy. We were able to leave the wood on the pocket door by covering it with two coats of shellac to coat that sticky stuff you will leave behind. It has been several months and no sticky feeling has bled through. Judy
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Hello, That did a beautiful job. Did you try that on any aluminum? I have searched every merchant in the area for the Jasco stripper and have been unable to find any. I am hoping to get it from a distributor. I will try the heat gun. Thanks!
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I have searched every merchant in the area for the Jasco stripper and have been unable to find any. I am hoping to get it from a distributor.
Did you see this?

Jasco - STORE LOCATOR

Doesn't look like it's available in Alabama...SORRY ~

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Sorry, Argosys don't have what you are working with. The vinyl wall coverings are mostly on wood. Be careful with that heat gun. It works really, really, really well. I think you will be surprised how fast you can remove anything that has been glued on. No chemicals to worry about either.
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