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Old 02-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #421
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Is the wall 1/4" birch as well?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #422
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Your work is beautiful Vernon!!!! I am looking forward to getting to the cabinet building part of my project. Your work inspires me Thank you. Please keep sharing.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:02 PM   #423
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Is the wall 1/4" birch as well?
The 2 walls I cut last night are interior to the bath so I used whiteboard. I had good luck with it on a houseboat as long as there are NO penetrations. Construction adhesive is the only way to attach it. All of the othe walls are going to be 1/8 birch over a stick frame, the same method as original. I hope to get some work done tomorrow.

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Your work is beautiful Vernon!!!! I am looking forward to getting to the cabinet building part of my project. Your work inspires me Thank you. Please keep sharing.
Thanks Brad...it's good how we all seem to be a support group..."hi, my name is Vernon and today Brad's metalwork inspired me to..."
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Did your ribs on the bathroom side have butyl tape behind them? Mine did, and I was amazed how there was no water damage in the closets. Was a pain to get out tho What's white board? Is it plastic? You can see I'm back to my usual questions. I'm jealous, you'll be done before I even get my trailer back
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #425
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Did your ribs on the bathroom side have butyl tape behind them? Mine did, and I was amazed how there was no water damage in the closets. Was a pain to get out tho What's white board? Is it plastic? You can see I'm back to my usual questions. I'm jealous, you'll be done before I even get my trailer back
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Nope, no butyl anywhere except behind the wheel wells. Plenty of PO paint to seal all of the joints!

White board...it's kinda like this...
Thrifty White 32 sq. ft. Hardboard Panel Board-709106 at The Home Depot

I used it for the entire interior of a houseboat, including the wet bath.

The weather is unseasonably warm, trees are budding out. I may shift to working on the exterion - strip and polish - before the heat sets in.

So far I have the bath cabinet, tub, toilet, bed and bath walls set into place. I really need to go ahead and lay the flooring. Decisions decisions...
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #426
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Weird, mine had a nice run of original butyl tape down the entire wall-mounted channel that held the wardrobe wall making up the long side of the shower. It was in great shape, though a bit sticky to remove. When I reassmbled, I carefully applied a brand new strip of butyl tape, I really love that stuff!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #427
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All of the othe walls are going to be 1/8 birch over a stick frame, the same method as original.
Vernon,

That's soooo cool that you're using 1/8 birch like the original wood. My '61 has 1/8 birch with oak veneer & every time I talked to a professional cabinet maker about replacement, they would only do it in 1/4 (or larger) oak plywood. So, it's still original with bad delamination.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #428
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Vernon,

That's soooo cool that you're using 1/8 birch like the original wood. My '61 has 1/8 birch with oak veneer & every time I talked to a professional cabinet maker about replacement, they would only do it in 1/4 (or larger) oak plywood. So, it's still original with bad delamination.
The 1/8 is a bit challenging, it does not stay flat - I'm guessing that why nobody wants to mess with it. My old walls are so delaminated it was hard to use as patterns.

I did get all of the walls cut, fitted and stained. They will be installed after I get flooring. I stripped an exterior section and started the 1st polishing cut. Brownrouge except the lower door...it's pretty crappy so the black bar is my only hope.

The bathroom gray drains are now glued...
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #429
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I am extremely impressed how fast this Airstream has been torn apart and put back together. It looks really great! I really like how you did the rounded corners with the wood.

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #430
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Looking really great, Vernon! You're going to have that exterior all polished before you know it!
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #431
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Spring is here!

Mrs. Hiho and I decided to use the nice weather and work on the exterior...strip and polish...CitriStrip is working great...

I'm using the rouge method, black for the 1st cut, white for the second.

So today, strip a section, polish another....

I did make a Mod to the polisher...a 90 degree handle adaptor...MUCH easier to use now...
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Vernon,
I'ts all looking amazing, inside and out!!!

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #433
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I'm getting close to a decision point on the interior. There is not much more progress on the interior until we install flooring...

The exterior however, has plenty of room for progress...

The first cut is with a 1/2" sewn wheel, black rouge. I'm thinking of stacking 2 wheels, it seems I read that someone did it that way. ????

I hit a few areas with the loose cotton wheel/white rouge...success!

Polishing is the evil cousin of vulcum...at least with polish, ya know where it's gonna end up - evenly dispersed everywhere. Vulcum is a random scattering of high density populations.
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The first cut is with a 1/2" sewn wheel, black rouge. I'm thinking of stacking 2 wheels, it seems I read that someone did it that way. ????

I hit a few areas with the loose cotton wheel/white rouge...success!
It's looking really good! I seem to remember something about stacking wheels on the Jestco site, but can't find it right now. As long as you've got a polisher with enough torque to turn both against the larger surface area, I don't see why not. In fact, you are tempting me.....
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #435
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It's looking really good! I seem to remember something about stacking wheels on the Jestco site, but can't find it right now. As long as you've got a polisher with enough torque to turn both against the larger surface area, I don't see why not. In fact, you are tempting me.....
I gave it a try, stacked two sewn wheels and used the black bar on a few spots. I don't have enough polishing experience to say what is better than anything else. It did seem to be easier to keep the cut consistant.

The upper panels, between the windows, were in great shape. Once the clearcoat was removed all I had to do was use the white polishing bar and loose cotton wheel...so while I was at it...I polished the entire side...

I keep catching myself looking at interior work but I really need to get the exterior done before the Mississippi heat kicks in.
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Wow! Looking good there Vernon and The shelter is pretty neat too. Lucky Overlander
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #437
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Wow! Looking good there Vernon and The shelter is pretty neat too. Lucky Overlander
The cover makes a HUGE deal on keeping the inside temps under control during summer...

And it keeps the rain spots off of the polished skin...
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so jealous of the shine & the cover! looks fantabulous!
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Great craftsmanship,, all around!

Great work,, just great.. That Airstream found a great home!

Seeing the photos of the roofs,, reminds me to start getting my Overlander under cover.. We live in NW Kansas and between the winds and hail storms I have got to do something real fast..

Its kind of a joke out here to get a camper and insure it to the max for comp damage. After the first year one collects the insurance and has a free camper.. That game plan works great for the stick and staple wonders,, but an Airstream needs protection and to heck about the money..

My challenge is to build a shelter that can withstand the strong winds we get with thunderstorms.. Not unusual to have 70 to 80 mph straight line winds.. What ever I put up for my AS I don't want it slamming into the side of my baby..

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #440
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...My challenge is to build a shelter that can withstand the strong winds we get with thunderstorms.. Not unusual to have 70 to 80 mph straight line winds.. What ever I put up for my AS I don't want it slamming into the side of my baby..

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