81 casita overhaul - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-27-2013, 09:03 AM   #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, 09:10 AM   #2
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No personal experience with your situation, but I would try a product called Goo Gone™ if I had the same challenge.


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Old 07-27-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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On Scamps the old glue gets brittle and a twisted wire brush on a 4-4.5" grinder works fairly well. I have had to remove the glue from a late 90s Casita in a fairly small area. It appears they used a mastic type glue to hold on the foam backed carpet which was still soft and tacky. It was a real PIA to remove. I started with the twisted wire brush and then tried different solvents.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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I used a torch and then peeled it off. The wire brush on a grinder just spread fiberglass dust and made me itch.
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