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Old 07-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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81 casita overhaul

I am in the middle of a total restoration of my 81 casita and was wondering if any one could help me with a few questions? I have removed all of the interior components,carpet and flooring, and was seeing if any one has a way to remove the foam from the carpet that is left on the walls,most of it has been scraped off with a scraper just need to get off the remaining stuff. A wire brush on a grinder or is there a solvent that can be used? Also I need to rebuild my windows and need to find where I can get trim for them, they are the plexiglass slider ones. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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I used either a 3 or 4 inch nylon bristle cup brush for a 1/4 inch drill attachment. Lot of work involved and there is no easy way out. I tried the brass brush but think the bristle did better. IMO

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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Mike I will be watching this one close. I also will be doing my sliders snd will need new everything. Gaskets and seals and the fiberseal for the slider window.
I was looking at the sliding screen section , and it looks to be a pain to remove. Want to replace screen and clean everything while it is out.

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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Thanx Mike nylon brush on my die cast grinder works great! Still a PIA !
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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And you are documenting the sweat equity with pictures, right?
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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I used a composite wire wheel on my drill. It worked well, but I wish I could have found one for angle grinder, side load is tough on drills.

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