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Old 09-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #71
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When I first tried the poli-glow I had a few places that had wax and silcone residue still on the camper mostly around a couple of windows and a few hard to get to places..The refinisher beaded up just like water does on wax and I had to go back and scrub those areas to remove all left over residue before I reapplied the finish..So make sure you remove all wax, silcone and stains...................
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:37 PM   #72
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I bought my '84 Scamp 13 less than a week ago. Between yesterday and today, I used Barkeepers Friend and a few scotchbrite pads to get the filth off, then washed it with Dawn dish soap to remove any wax or residue, and have put four coats of RedMax on it so far. In ten minutes, I will add the fifth and final coat. It looks great already. It was absolutely flat white before I started... now it has a nice reflection to it. It is not perfect, but that is my fault plus 26 years in the weather.

I'll post pics when I get finished (and have good light). Thanks everyone for the info!

Oh, by the way... my Lowes keeps the RedMax stripper near the flooring section, but the RedMax finish is where the cleaning supplies are sold.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:10 PM   #73
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Well, here it is... I didn't have much light left, but you can see a little of the shine where the wall meets the roof.

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Old 09-12-2010, 11:24 AM   #74
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Well, here it is... I didn't have much light left, but you can see a little of the shine where the wall meets the roof.


Looking good. Now go get a can of spray paint and some tape for $8 and paint that bumper.

Many over think easy things like this. Tape off the trailer in the area being painted, scotchbrite the bumper, then spray.

Should take about 10 minutes.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:59 PM   #75
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Mark, I'm only over thinking it a little... I just got finished masking off the front and back, then painting it with a rust reformer (which is flat black). Tomorrow, I will finish it off with some Rustoleum gloss black.

It has been raining for 14 hours straight... and the dinette cushions and carpet were wet. I think it is my fault, as I started peeling caulk from the rear window and didn't know it was going to rain overnight. I have the Scamp in my garage now with a dehumidifier running in it (inside the Scamp with the windows and door shut).

Other projects: I am rewiring the trailer lights, as they were a but twitchy and have been spliced a few times. I am painting the metal support for the kitchen cabinets white like the new Scamps. I also need to order a few things: The roof/escape hatch is cracked, new tail lights (they have been replaced with smaller ones... poorly, and I need a new stabilizer jack for the rear (one is missing).
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #76
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Humm, those windows look like they've been pulled and replaced incorrectly. No way to fix them now. These windows should not have screws from the outside IN. The clamp ring on the inside holds the window to the body. This is conjecture, but perhaps there was a leak and the prior owner(s) took the trailer to a "professional" shop and this is what was done. It still looks like a nice trailer and I'm sure it's going to give you lots of memories!
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:54 AM   #77
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Donna, my windows do have screws in the inside. They have rivets on the outside. Maybe they are a different brand?
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:27 PM   #78
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Donna, my windows do have screws in the inside. They have rivets on the outside. Maybe they are a different brand?
Mark I have an 82 and I think Donna may be right as I just had a closer look at my rear window and a few things hit me about how different it looks from yours. First mine as Donna suggested has no screws or rivets showing on the outside frame. Second if looking at the outside of the trailer from the back, the screen and half of the window that slides is on the left side of mine - yours looks like its on the right side? The half of the window that slides on mine actually slides to the inside - your looks to slide to the outside? Or the picture just looks that way. Makes me think that maybe it was taken out and put back in backwards and upside down.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:49 PM   #79
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Interesting... The open part of the window is on the door side of the Scamp. I think the window is putnin correctly, but might just be a different model. I say this because 1) the screen is on the inside like it should be and 2) because I notices drain slots on the outside at the bottom of the frame where water can drain out. If it were in upside down, they slots would be at the top, which wouldn't make sense, right? Again, there are screws around the inside frame as well as the rivets on the outside.

When I get home, I will check to see if the is any manufacturer info on the windows. Anybody know what was originally in there?
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:03 PM   #80
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I thought the screen would be on the outside of a slider window Otherwise, wouldn't you have to move the screen to get to the sliding part to open and close it?

I would imagine that when the window is closed, the screen is on the outside; then when you slide the opening part so the window is open, then you can touch the screen (but it is still "on the outside" of the window).
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:07 PM   #81
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Raya, the screen is supposed to be on the inside. I imagine this is to prevent damage to the screen when driving on the highway. There is a handle of sorts that you grab to slide the window. The handle is in the middle where the sliding pane meets then non-sliding pane when the window is closed, so the screen is not in the way. Does that make sense? I could post a pic if I were at home.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #82
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Jesse, hope I didn't upset you. That was not my intent. And as long as the window(s) don't leak, no harm-no foul. All those screws inside and out, may make it more difficult to pull and replace the butyl (in the future), but in the meantime get out and enjoy your cute trailer.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #83
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Donna... I'm not upset at all... just want to figure out what windows I have. There is a leak somewhere in my Scamp. I hope I have found it... but if not, I will be pulling the windows and resealing them. I hope to get some tips from other folks who have done it, and to do that, I need to know what windows they are. I suppose they could have been replaced, but all three windows (other than the front, of course) are the same, which is why I assume that they are original... but you never know with a 26 year old camper, right?
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My Scamp is 22 years old and has the Hehr sticker on at least one window. The only window that has screws from the outside in, is the door window. And I think that's because it needed to bite into the buffalo board in the door. The clamp ring is more of a clamp thread. Narrow little thing, not anything like the clamp rings on the rest of the windows.
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