I am refurbishing my parents 27' 1974 Overlander Land Yacht.
The banana wraps are quite dented. The underbelly and banana wraps have many locations where the rivits have pulled straight through or have torn horizontal through a joint where the aluminum panels were overlapped.
I have heard that there are plastic/rubber wraps that replace the aluminum for the banana wraps and underbelly wraps. They are apparently a grey or pewter color but do not match the aluminum metal.
Has anyone had experience with these? Are they more robust than the aluminum? Are they flexible? Do they dent? Do they shatter? Are they really better than the aluminum wraps? Do they hold a rivit without tearing due to trailer flexing? Can they be painted to match the aluminum metal?
Are new aluminum wraps available? Is it reasonable to try to bend out the dents in the existing aluminum wraps?
Any additional comments, suggested material sources and methodology would be most appreciated.