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Old 01-25-2004, 07:17 PM   #15
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If I had to stick somthing to the walls that may be removed at a later date I think I would use double sided sticky tape. Maybe carpet tape or the double sided foam tape, something like that, placed around the edges and spaced so the cover would never sag. Sticky tape can be removed with several compounds with not a lot of work.
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:53 PM   #16
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If you decide contact cement is the way to go, contact cement solvent (similar to lacquer thinner) will make removal a breeze-finish up with naptha.-solvent disolves and the naptha congeals the residue for easy cleanup.
check to see if solvent will disolve your original wall finish.
These chemicals are Extremely flamable and need lots of forced ventilation.
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:21 AM   #17
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Doesn't seem it'd be any worse than...

...a situation where you'd want to remove vinyl clad from walls where you're dealing with the leftover glue. If I was redecorating an Airstream interior (which I will at some point in the near future) I'm going to be looking at removing the vinyl since I want the bare aluminum finish. I'd probably not consider a trailer with additional holes in the aluminum because of this. If you didn't want to look at them, you'd either have to replace panels, or fill the holes with rivets. I'd much rather just suffer once through the stripping process than have to deal with the other for the duration of ownership, IMHO.
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Old 02-05-2004, 06:42 PM   #18
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I would sugest rather than screws... they have these things called. . . I think they are called rivets? Maybe some others on the board are familiar with them. Upholster doorskins or sintra or something like that in pieces and then rivet the panels up using the rivets sparingly. That way if you ever want to take off the upholstery you can just put a new rivet in the hole, find the Revlon nail polish color that matches "Airstream vinyl cream" that the original rivets are painted with and presto it looks factory again.
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Old 02-05-2004, 08:27 PM   #19
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I'm with dave.

I have to agree that someday, I will want, or someone will want to remove the covering without a bunch of screw holes to deal with. Now, it has been questioned whether the contact sement will eventually leave the upholstered walls looking like a saggy car interior, but, rather deal with that later, still, than ruining the great look of stripped aluminum interior.
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Old 02-05-2004, 08:29 PM   #20
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I covered the lower walls with rattan and used the industrial strength velcro from Home Depot. Cut it into smaller squares and applied to wall and rattan. If I ever want or need to remove it I can with no permanent damage.
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Old 02-05-2004, 08:35 PM   #21
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rattan?! groovey!
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Here's a pic of the Tin Hut looking thru door. You can see the covered walls.
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Old 02-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #23
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Nicely done~!
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:40 PM   #24
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Love the goucho....is it still a goucho? Great upholstery!
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:02 AM   #25
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Tin hut is this a tin hut or a grass shack?

Where to get the rattan?
Was the velcro pre sticky or did you have to pookey it on? If so what pookey?

Is that a Grand Prize opener to the right of the door or is it PepsiCola?

Would like to see more of the interior please.
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Yes, that is a bottle opener riveted next to the door. Yes the Tin Hut is more of a rolling Tiki Hut. I'll try to post some more pics soon, it takes me a long time to get the pics sized small enough to post. The Velcro I used is double sided so all you have to do is peel it off of both sides and stick on. Use the Industrial strength stuff from Home Depot. The rattan wall covering I used is actually a bunch of rattan place mat squares from World Market. I tried bamboo (from mini blinds) but couldn't get it to stay on. You can't use glue on the rattan or it just soaks thru, stains and then falls off. The velcro seems to do the trick.
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Cool Mai Tai

That is very coooooooooool!
I would also like to see more pics.


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LOVE the parrot!!

I've been trying to figure out how to cover our front window on the inside. Sometimes, at night, it can get rather cold sleeping next (under)it and it would be nice to have some kind of padded (insulated) cover to hold out the cold. You have given me some ideas using the heavy duty velcro, but trying to figure out about it showing since the cover won't be up all the time. Does it come in several colors? (like beige). Any thoughts, anyone?
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