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Old 09-06-2011, 03:24 AM   #1
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What to use for trim inserts

The old trim is discolored and to fragile to save. I want to replace trim but am wondering if anyone has tackled that kind of project?

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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What to use for trim inserts

Greetings Mrcrowley!

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The old trim is discolored and to fragile to save. I want to replace trim but am wondering if anyone has tackled that kind of project?
If you are referring to your 1977 Sovereign, the trim molding inserts are still available for both interior and exterior. I have seen other sizes posted at various times, but I suspect that all of the nosing and insert trim pieces can still be located through an Airstream dealer or service center.

Good luck with your investigation!


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As Kevin says, all sizes are widely available and easy to remove and replace.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:35 AM   #4
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If you have a table saw and some laminate (Formica or similar) of your choice, you can rip strips that will fit in to the interior of your trailers aluminum trim. I did that in my previous trailer. Just use the Vertical Grade laminates. It is thinner and slides in very easily.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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Some of the trim inserts are aluminum. Specifically, the round overs on the overheads and beds/gaucho and the inserts that fit into the plastic tambour rollers. They are all aliminum pieces with the wood grain cemented directly to them. So, if u want all to match, be selective with your replacements.
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