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Old 11-27-2004, 08:03 AM   #1
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What do you use to "spackle" interior walls

I'm in the process of refurbishing the interior of my '72 Sovereign. I was curious what you use to repair screw and rivet holes in the walls of your Airstreams?

Using a wood putty to repair the laminate wood walls between the bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen appears to be the best option.

The outer skin in the interior appears to be a coated aluminum. What product would you recommend to repair similiar holes. An epoxy?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:25 AM   #2
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You should fill the holes with rivets - olympics on the outside. Don't use epoxy

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Old 11-27-2004, 08:44 AM   #3
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Mello, your post has me confused. Is this the interior skin that you are referring to?
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:50 AM   #4
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Mello, your post has me confused. Is this the interior skin that you are referring to?
All of the holes I'm refering to are in the interior, not exterior. I'm concerned about the holes on the walls, primarily around the windows where the window blinds and rods were mounted, though there are some others I want to hide also.

Hope this clears things up.

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Old 11-27-2004, 08:53 AM   #5
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By holes on the inside skin do you mean screw size holes or electric box size holes or damage to the surface? Each has a different solution, in fact several of the last two. Screw size holes you just put in a rivet, the interior ones come in colors or use an aluminum pop rivet. Larger holes you'll get lots of ideas. Most involve covering it up with something.
You have the vinyl interior wall covering?
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You have the vinyl interior wall covering?
Yes, I have the vinyl interior wall covering.
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I have a lot of rivet holes too but did not want to put rivets back in and could not cover them perfectly smooth for painting. Or rather was too lazy to. So I am covering the walls with padded vinyl.
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Old 11-27-2004, 10:18 AM   #8
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For the exterior walls, the newer Airstreams use wall carpet (sometimes known as hull liner). The wall carpet easily hides holes and irregularities. It also acts as a sound absorber to soak up noise and it acts as insulation to reduce radiant heat or cold. On top of all that, it can be stretched or bunched to easily conform to the compound curves found at the interior corners of the trailer. Application with 3M "77" adhesive is simple and easy, and it does allow for a small degree of repositioning should that be necessary.

I was able to purchase the hull liner for my 97' Excella from Burgess Upholstery Supply in Corpus Christi, Tx. and the material was either 54" or 60" (I can't remember) and I think it was about $15 per lineal yard.

I was able to do the rear bedroom with only 1 horizontal seam and no vertical seams from wall - around the rear - to wall. Looks nice! For the horizontal seam, I used a plastic "H" shaped joint strip, used to join wall panels, which I purchased at a building supply store.

Enjoy!
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Here is a source for the hull liner fabric for an idea:

http://www.fabricsandvinyls.com/prod...hull_liner.htm

I'm sure there are others. LJ
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