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Old 11-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #197
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I finished stripping and polishing the bathroom lower panels and then decided it was too much, so I overlaid shiny new aluminum everywhere else!

Door rebuild is looking good. I'll be doing the same in about a year, no doubt referring back here for help and inspiration!

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:06 AM   #198
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Yeah right, like you need any help from me! Your trailer is awesome!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:17 AM   #199
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Barry,

Might I suggest the cheap soda blaster sold at Harbor Freight for stripping the zolatone. I have stripped old paint with minimal effort after I was tired of buying tons of stripping agent that was taking too long, and not working great.

Check out my blog for pictures of how well it works.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #200
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Good advice. I just read your post and one of these soda blasters will serve me well for several upcoming projects. Thanks!

Your project is looking great, bye the way!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:36 AM   #201
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My door needs a complete rebuild since it opened enroute with the PO at sometime in it's last life. Worried on how to get the small bend at the edge that covers the door edge, etc. Will likely enlist a sheet metal guy to help me out.

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Old 11-24-2009, 01:16 PM   #202
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I could be wrong but to me it looks like the edges have been rolled instead of bent in a break.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #203
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Entrance Door Continued

I got the interior side of the door polished. I still need to hit the edges but that shouldn't take long. I will polish the brass latches and reinstall them tomorrow. I hope to be able to find the "D" shaped seal so I can re-hang the door tomorrow also.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:12 PM   #204
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Beautiful. As shiney as a make-up mirror. Watch out, now the rest of your trailer will need to look this good.

Also, watch that you don't start any fires when camped in full sunlight. I've heard of a few stories where folks' astroturf matt has gotten singed from the concave reflective surface of their door.

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Old 11-28-2009, 07:15 PM   #205
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Thanks Brad. I will also keep your warning in mind - I don't need that kind of campfire!
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:52 PM   #206
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Looking good as always Barry!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:02 PM   #207
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Beautiful. As shiney as a make-up mirror. Watch out, now the rest of your trailer will need to look this good.

Also, watch that you don't start any fires when camped in full sunlight. I've heard of a few stories where folks' astroturf matt has gotten singed from the concave reflective surface of their door.

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That has happened to a Unit member. She polished her door and it melted huge holes into her rug. It is a 55 too, so look out.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:09 PM   #208
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More than likely I'll have an awning but I will be careful. Just think how much fun the kids will have if I throw in a magnifying glass!!! Ants beware.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:58 AM   #209
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she has an awning too... I really think it is a 55 thing.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:33 PM   #210
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Turns out that the hinges are steel but had a thin brass looking coating. I gave them a good sanding and painted them silver. I may have them nickel plated at some point in the future. A friend helped me re-hang the door so I can check that off the list. The seal is very tight but it also makes the door a bit difficult to close. I'm hoping that the seal will relax in time. Sorry no pictures.
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