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Old 02-18-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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Shower walls in 85 excella

So I just purchased an 85 excella that is in excellent condition. I am only doing a few minor things. However I am looking to upgrade the shower. The vinyl wall paper is starting to peel at the top and the pan at least needs a paint job. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance Click image for larger version

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Old 02-18-2016, 01:14 PM   #2
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There are several threads on refinishing plastic and fiberglass components. Some people have good luck with various kinds of paint specific for plastic and fiberglass. Others have performed more of a chemical conversion to remove the yellow layer and turn it white again.

Do some searching on Air Forums and on the web. Lots of information is out there regarding freshening up plastic and fiberglass.

We're letting our shower (just like yours except for wallpaper) age naturally. Hey, it's an old trailer.

Good luck.
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Old 01-30-2021, 08:40 AM   #3
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I am in the same boat as the OP. The walls are not plastic/fiberglass like the bottom half. It's of wood and covered with vinyl type wallpaper that is peeling from the top edge.

Seems like you are limited to going back with more wallpaper as the lower section is inside the top and requires good sealant to keep water from leaking past it. It's like they did it opposite of how home shower panels are done.
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Old 01-30-2021, 10:17 AM   #4
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If you didnít want to go back with vinyl wallpaper, you could consider Parkland Polywall from the box stores. It comes in a few different colors , 1/16Ē thick and is 100% waterproof. Itís probably more work than wallpaper, but I only want to do it once in our 55. On the bottom, we used a small carpet schluter strip to shed water into the pan and not behind the pan. Just a thought. Good luck
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:23 AM   #5
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You could try using a heat gun or hairdryer to soften the vinyl and re-activate the glue and press it back up onto the wall (just don't get too close with a heat gun). After that, you might add something like those clear plastic star rosettes along the top.
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