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Old 03-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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'89 excella - Plastic window trim cracked.. epoxy to repair?

Hey all! I just stripped the interior and intend to paint all the yellow plastic window trim pieces (and end caps) silver. Problem is there are numerous cracks in them. Any tips on repairing them prior to a light sand and paint?
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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I found some threads of people using fiberglass or a harbor freight plastic welder but has anyone used something simple like this?

0.85 fl. oz. Plastic Epoxy-1360788 at The Home Depot
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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What I have used is ABS glue for pipe

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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Hey have you painted the edcaps yet? I would love to see photos! Are you all going to the Stone Mountain rally?
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #5
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Hello!! I have not painted them yet. That is pretty far down the list but I'm hoping I can get it done mid next month.

I'm almost done taking off all the interior vinyl, then on to painting

We are going to try very hard to make our schedule work so we can go to both springstream and stone mountain but we have a wedding to go to next month as well so it's going to be tough. Hopefully! Springstream was a blast last year and I'm sure stone mountain would be great.

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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Ok.. Here are some update photos

Here's a link to the picasa album if you want to see more of the before pics.

Ceiling and endcaps are cream. All vinyl is stripped other than the painted ceiling and bathroom. New fixtures. All previous faux wood is now brown.

Here's a good shot of how well the vinyl stripped off of some areas. The back and upper back panels were easy.

Painted all wall outlets.

The scratched aluminum here will be covered with carpet in the cargo compartment below the bed and fabric above like the original design.

I'll probably replace that very back panel, although we're not entirely sure yet, due to our pondering the possibility of making this back area convert into a dining table w/ seating on both sides (i.e. table that will deploy in middle)

Here is the bathroom. It still needs one coat of por-15 whitecote on the white walls and some other stuff.

Here you see the panel that almost caused me to blow up the airstream. The wall simply would not strip. It was ridiculous. If I had know how simple it is to replace panels I would have been done by now.

Also, the areas that look like bad aluminum here aren't an issue because they will be covered with fabric around the front.

Here is the look of the windows. Grey hammered spray paint on the aluminum windows. New screen of course. They'll come back down when the magnets arrive for the custom magniblinds.

You can also see the kitchen backsplash that was replaced with one piece.

The countertops will all end up as corian as soon as I find some sheets on craigslist. So will the pop up shelf.

Oh, this bottom right wall panel was replaced as well. It just didn't look perfect and it will be the first thing you see when you come in.

Not sure I really like the "aluminum" paint on the plastic window surrounds, but oh well.

Above the tv wall, you can see I replaced the aluminum. It used to have a cabinet that I would knock myself out on 5x a day. Gone and covered the old aluminum due to unsightly rivet holes and some issues with adhesive remnants.

You can also see we painted the fridge sheets.

I have the mount for a 27" led tv. That will be one of the last steps.

Oh, and there is another countertop that will be corian. The cabinet doors had some beveled glass that will be replaced with something.

Good shot of the new fixtures. I've repaired the fantastic fan's broken pieces and it is almost ready to paint and install.

Painted the yellow a/c cover.

A few more minor items, flooring, bathroom, audio and video adjustments, maybe a subwoofer , awesome $150 futon mounting, and then searching for a tig welder to help fabricate a couple things and we'll be up and running!!!!

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So this will be a salt and pepper interior, in that there will se some raw aluminum and some parts painted?
Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
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