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Old 07-03-2014, 10:29 PM   #15
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@dznf0g that's beautiful... Thanks for the info. I'm gonna place my order


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Old 08-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #16
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OK, I went and found my receipts...and a couple more close up shots. The brightest silver they have is the #37 Sheer Silver. The lower molding is part#11100-37 for $165/100foot roll. The belt is part#37130-37 for $121/130foot roll. Depending on your AS length, bulk may or may not be cheaper than the site's listed per 5 foot increment price.

Murrey is right...like most jobs, prep is the most time consuming, but important step. ALL the prior adhesive must come off. Brake Cleaner helps soften it pretty well, but still a lot of work...that's why I wanted do it only once more. While in there, I hit all the extrusion's rivets and screws with both Capt. Tolleys and Tempro.

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So I bought exactly what you said and putting it on soon... Any extra tips? I ordered 3m adhesive that was recommended by someone else

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Old 08-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #17
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Just what I said above....clean, clean again....and then clean it some more. Absolutely bare metal in the extrusion. And spend time "belt and suspender" sealing everything under there....rivets and screws. I found quite a few rusted steel screws. Those were replaced with stainless before sealing them as well.

It's grunt work..be patient and just do it once for many many years.

Oh, yeah, You'll notice that the rivets and screws are in a recessed "trough" in the extrusion. The water gets in there from the ends. I put a dab of Trempro in the forward ends of the trim trough to prevent a lot of water entering while driving. However I left the rear ends open to allow any water that does get in, an avenue out.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:23 PM   #18
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Right on... Thanks dznf0g
I'll post pics


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Old 08-28-2014, 04:58 PM   #19
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Just what I said above....clean, clean again....and then clean it some more. Absolutely bare metal in the extrusion. And spend time "belt and suspender" sealing everything under there....rivets and screws. I found quite a few rusted steel screws. Those were replaced with stainless before sealing them as well.

It's grunt work..be patient and just do it once for many many years.

Oh, yeah, You'll notice that the rivets and screws are in a recessed "trough" in the extrusion. The water gets in there from the ends. I put a dab of Trempro in the forward ends of the trim trough to prevent a lot of water entering while driving. However I left the rear ends open to allow any water that does get in, an avenue out.

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It's like new!!!

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Took a lot of cleaning like you said didn't end up using 3m glue... 3m adhesive on a clean surface seemed sufficient


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Old 08-28-2014, 05:42 PM   #21
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Looks great!
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #22
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Looks great!

DZ, that's the finest fix/upgrade I've seen for any problem.. I have just one little area with a problem, but I'm thinking of doing my whole 30 with this stuff just because is looks so classy. Let me ask you, did you consider a slightly different color, just for a different effect? Like maybe one of the soft golden colors. Would it look stupid, or might it give the trailer a sort of custom look? What do you and cmm think?
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:53 PM   #23
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I'm kind of conventional when it comes to that link of stuff. It is a matter of your personal taste, IMO.
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Hi guys, I just found this thread a couple days ago thanks to Howard L. I have a couple question for you.

1) When you removed the old belt from the aluminum track, did you find the track was mounted using steel instead of stainless steel screws? That is what I found on my 2007 30' Classic Limited. Many were rusted in half.

2) What makes you believe that another adhesive backed belt will stay on any longer than the original adhesive backed belt? Is the 3M adhesive superior and can withstand exposure to the elements better?


IMHO, I really think the design and materials used for the trim was shameful. I tried a different approach to fixing the problem by using stainless steel screws and countersunk washers to secure the belt into the track. Time will tell.

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Old 08-20-2015, 09:23 AM   #25
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Trim Peeling

The rubber (or whatever it was) in the trim on our 75 is long gone and at one point a PO painted its absence blue with some yet unknown pealy paint.
When we got it many rivets to hold on the trim were missing and the trim flopping. I couldn't detect any presence of past steel rivets, the remaining ones were regular aluminum pop rivets heads not sealed from the outside.
I drilled out a couple to get an idea of the original rivets. Then replaced all of the missing ones dipping them in TremPro first and sealing the head after.
While at it, I recaulked around all of the windows, the top edge of the moldings, and all other penetrations. All of the mystery leaks are gone now.
Someday when I get around to polishing it, the trim will likely go away and the bottom of the wall skin will be put on top of the banana peels. The rubber trim likely dry rotted in the past, so it will happen again.
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I have tried the blue 1/2" without the adhesive and it keeps coming out in extreme weather. Does this require adhesive? I have tried super glue and silicone caulking. I guess adhesive backed is the only way to go?


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I got really tired of replacing this chrome stuff every couple years, so I got some MOLDED IN COLOR automotive moldings from here #37 Sheer Silver, used by Toyota and Chevrolet in recent years. Has 3m adhesive...good stuff..no more peeling clear or chrome for me.

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thanks to all y'all

for this post. With the Eddie Bauer my trim is sort of a bright olive green, but I am sure that like the Argosy orange, it will fade over time and need to be replaced. Overlander63 suggested that I get a roll now because Airstream will eventually discontinue this model and stop carrying this trim. Well, stuff can age out in storage as well as on the trailer, so I've waited. Now I know where to look for replacements

maybe I'll go deep pink!

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Not unlike the skylight issue, this seems to be another area where AS takes the cheapest route on what we should reasonably expect to be a quality RV.

Due to some damage to the front of my trailer I had JC perform repairs band it included replacing a section of the silver trim. It lasted all of about a year before the clear film was badly peeling on the new trim insert. Not all that impressive!

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