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Old 11-03-2018, 04:32 PM   #1
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Self sticking tile

If you have used self sticking tiles in your Airstream how do you rate them?
How long have you had them installed?
On the glue side of the tiles did you use another type of glue to insure sticking?

I like the appearance of the self sticking tiles. The weight factor is good too.
I am concerned about what happens when the trailer flexes during travel. Will the flexing cause the glue to pull away from the wall?

I would like to use the tiles in the kitchen and bath.
Will the bathroom humidity cause an issue with the glue?

Appreciate anyone sharing their experience with me!

Regards, Carole
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:35 PM   #2
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Self sticking tile.

I should have said I want to use the tiles on the wall...not the floor!
Thanks to Bob for the redirection..that was nice!
Regards, Carole
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:23 PM   #3
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After reading lots of great reviews of the Smart Tiles, we used them for the kitchen backsplash in our 1979 Sovereign. We cleaned the surface really well before applying them and after application and for the first couple of months they looked and worked out amazing. Fast forward one year, where our trailer has endured intense temperatures (we live in Florida, so it freezes occasionally in the winter and I'm sure it gets to over 100 in the summer in there), and they are yellowed and lifting. We're really disappointed. I wouldn't recommend them.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:09 PM   #4
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I did aluminum self-sticking tiles. The adhesion was not very good so I sprayed the back of the tiles with 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Permanent Spray Adhesive Glue. That did the trick.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:03 AM   #5
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DaveP, After a year how would you rate your tile? What brand did you use?
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:42 PM   #6
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I like the tile. It has held up well, looks nice and is easy to keep clean around the backslash area.

I have a Classic and the tile had backing that would not stick very well to the vinyl wall paper in the trailer. The extra 3M Super 77 took care of that. The tile is called Art3d 10-Pack Self-Adhesive Metal Backsplash Peel and Stick Tile for Kitchen, 12" x 12" Silver Aluminium Surface. It is still for sales on Amazon. Here is a link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:37 PM   #7
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I like the tile. It has held up well, looks nice and is easy to keep clean around the backslash area.

I have a Classic and the tile had backing that would not stick very well to the vinyl wall paper in the trailer. The extra 3M Super 77 took care of that. The tile is called Art3d 10-Pack Self-Adhesive Metal Backsplash Peel and Stick Tile for Kitchen, 12" x 12" Silver Aluminium Surface. It is still for sales on Amazon. Here is a link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks for the tip! Putting this in the ambassador tomorrow
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:54 AM   #8
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Also a good idea to clean the wall with some rubbing alcohol before the installation. Good luck! You'll like it.
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Also a good idea to clean the wall with some rubbing alcohol before the installation. Good luck! You'll like it.

Thanks, mine has that weird actors plastic coating on the wall and I was torn between TSP or alcohol. Alcohol is easier to use, so Iíll do that
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Thanks, mine has that weird actors plastic coating on the wall and I was torn between TSP or alcohol. Alcohol is easier to use, so Iíll do that
Put them up today. Easy, quick, high quality. Two cuts to make tomorrow to finish
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They went up very easily. I cut full tiles off around obstructions with a utility knife. The final row next to the window was 1 1/2 inches. I cut it very easily with a wet tile saw and touched up on grinder.

Takes 4 full panels plus on partial to do a trailer. They come in a pack of 10 so you could do two jobs with one box. Anyone in Seattle want to buy 1/2 box? [emoji3]

Very easy job, very stick tiles. Covered the holes I made when I repaired the door sag a few years ago
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