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Old 08-16-2016, 10:43 AM   #1
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Wallpapering over interior vinyl walls

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We are the proud new owners of a 1974 Sovereign. We had a grand idea to use old nautical maps to wallpaper the interior of the trailer, however unfortunately after doing some reading it seems like we might not be able to go over the vinyl for this? Does anybody have advice on a way to do it without stripping all the vinyl from the trailer?

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
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My 1976 was so bad inside I had no choice but to completely cover the entire inside. Sounded good to me until I started and it fell off as soon as I put it on. No choice so I painted everything with Kilzs primer. That was five years ago and still doing fine. Just a thought.
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Hey there,

We are the proud new owners of a 1974 Sovereign. We had a grand idea to use old nautical maps to wallpaper the interior of the trailer, however unfortunately after doing some reading it seems like we might not be able to go over the vinyl for this? Does anybody have advice on a way to do it without stripping all the vinyl from the trailer?

Thanks!
My biggest issue would be that when applied to the walls the paper nautical charts will still be fragile paper and not easy to clean and easy to damage.

Personally I think some 3M Super 77 spray adhesive would probably hold the charts to the walls. You'd probably have to coat the charts with some sort of epoxy you could spread over them to protect them.
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Are you in an humid environment and are the charts made of paper? Paper, or anything organic, quickly becomes food for mould and deteriorates. Not something I'd want on my walls as the aluminum skin is a non-porous vapour barrier and interior condensation will be absorbed by the paper in no time at all.
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If I were to do this, I would print my own maps of all the backpacking and hiking trips I've done, and I wouldn't print them on ordinary paper, I'd print them on waterproof paper made especially for maps. Since I don't have larger than a 10x14 inch printing capability, I would take it to Office Depot or any printer, that has large format printers.https://www.graytex.com/waterproof-map-paper.htm

That ^ was just one company, there are several that make waterproof paper for maps, National Geographic, ZapMeta, Igage, ToughPrint, etc.

So if you would like to print your own maps on waterproof paper, here is a resource for you: http://www.landfallnavigation.com/charts.html

Gat, I have to thank you for the Kilz Primer tip. I have wondered for the last two years how I might go about this and skip the whole stripping work.
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