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Old 01-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #29
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Cube Clips. I also use them to hold Reflectix against the windows for insulation and room darkening.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #30
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Just shake up a can of Coke before you open it.

...and Francesca, you have color choices too! Fago RedPop, Grape Soda, Cola, Root Beer, and Mountain Dew

As far as ratfir, my girlfriend has it in her camper and she's put up things with hooks/pins like you show, and she's also simply used hot glue on some items. We've had 5 ladies in her little 13footer, gabbing away for hours and no condensation problems. (we did run out of wine, however....)
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I find the 'marine grade liner' of the Scamp to be a particularly satisfactory material. Our trailer is now 22 years old and it still looks great. Amazing for any material.

Nothing seems to 'grow' on it even in the bathroom where I'll occasionally find a little mold on the fiberglass. As to the color, I think Scamp has used a light tan and a light blue, ours is tan. I like the light/bright color. It goes well with the wood and white.

There are many valuable mods to make to a Scamp or any trailer, changing the liner is not on my list.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:14 AM   #32
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As far as ratfir, my girlfriend has it in her camper and she's put up things with hooks/pins like you show, and she's also simply used hot glue on some items. [/QUOTE]

Velcro can be used but I dont recommend it if the item is to be taken on and off the wall often as it will pull the fibers of the rat fur and make it look even more like rat fur!
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:39 PM   #33
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Sounds like the best bet might be to send the grandkids in with magic markers.... just be ready for a RAINBOW interior!
LOL i just spewed coffee all over my moniter,,,lol i can see mine doing just that.

actually i think as its a synthetic it would not take dye easily....however,,,, they make automotive upolstery paint. it will change the color of fabric, vinyl ,or leather. comes in a spray can i think. but wow have a fan in there or at least don't drive after breathing that stuff for that long
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cubical hooks???? i thought you glampers would be collecting those beautiful old hat pins and broaches for that use.

we collect pins and badges on our travels and i am displaying them on the "royal road rodent fur" above my sink.
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[QUOTE=john warren;357829 actually i think as its a synthetic it would not take dye easily....however,,,, they make automotive upolstery paint. it will change the color of fabric, vinyl ,or leather. [/QUOTE]

That sounds interesting John but I suspect that Francesca has put forward the cheapest way to do it - just buy a set of kids water soluble -non permanent colouring pens from the dollar store. Almost guaranteed not to come off of anything I had a friends child decide it would be cool to use them on the back of their bedroom door to do a little graffiti - scrubbing the door with ever thing under the kitchen sink would not take it off. In the end it took two coats of a heavy Kilz primer to cover it and stop it from bleeding through.
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That sounds interesting John but I suspect that Francesca has put forward the cheapest way to do it - just buy a set of kids water soluble -non permanent colouring pens from the dollar store. Almost guaranteed not to come off of anything I had a friends child decide it would be cool to use them on the back of their bedroom door to do a little graffiti - scrubbing the door with ever thing under the kitchen sink would not take it off. In the end it took two coats of a heavy Kilz primer to cover it and stop it from bleeding through.
well if its cheap you want,,,,i'll run my cocker spaniel threw the mud and turn him loose in there. just pick the color of mud you like.
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covering rat fur

I would go to Lowe's or Home Depot and purchase some canvas drop cloths (they are heavy, cheap and look really cool) and actually "tie" them off to the walls to create a quilted look. Use the rat fur as an anchor and get an upholstery needle and some heavy thread. OR just glue the canvas to the rat fur. I'd use glue that could be applied with a paint brush. However, you'd have to work in sections and figure out how to anchor it while it dried. Might be kind of tough.
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The canvas sounds really interesting. I hadn't thought of that. Those drop cloths handle almost like painter's canvas, which brings many possibilities to mind . . .

Thanks! Great idea!
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Yes. I even use the drop cloths for drapes in my house. They look good.
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cubical hooks???? i thought you glampers would be collecting those beautiful old hat pins and broaches for that use.

we collect pins and badges on our travels and i am displaying them on the "royal road rodent fur" above my sink.
Ah, but John, those pristine white cubicle hooks are a blank canvas for blinging upon. Spray paint and some stickon jewels do wonders for them.
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