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Old 05-09-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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looking for the metal strip that joins the two halfs together.
Also would like to update the outer finish on my 16ft boler
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Frieda, you'll find lots of friendly, helpful people here.

The Boler owners will jump in and provide information about the trim you're looking for and I know we've had some recent discussions on paint, wax and gel coat enhancers.

What exactly do you wish to do to update the finish?

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Old 05-09-2006, 06:09 PM   #3
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I suggest a look at the recent topic Need To Seal on Bigfoot?, despite what looks like the wrong trailer brand name in the title - we got sidetracked and discussed Bolers. If you read my post, make sure you read Benny's correction to it later.

Although I have not removed the trim (sometimes called a "belly band", but that really describes the Trillium-style flat trim better than the Boler U-channel) I understand from discussion in this forum that it is intended to be just cosmetic (it doesn't hold the halves together), but ends up being sealed on most trailers.

As for where to get it... anyone?
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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I was just thinking and that could be dangerous......wonder how well that Trimlock trim with the metal inside that`s used around the Boler door opening would work and how well it would stand up to the weather...it would probably last maybe 20 years and comes in different depths to accomodate the depth of the joint lip....a bead of polyurethane cauld in the "U" would help hold it on....maybe worth a try....not sure what colors it comes in, but you could run one piece right around the trailer...hmmmm... ...Benny
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:11 PM   #5
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Benny,

Do you know any Canadian Sources for Trimlock?
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:18 PM   #6
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...Also would like to update the outer finish on my 16ft boler
Freida, it just occurred to me that you said you have a [b]16ft Boler - which would be very unusual. Is it a B1700 (17 foot, rounded body) like the one shown in the Boler album, or is it the very rare square-cornered 1650 model (looks like the Companion)? Aside from curiosity, I think it might matter to the trim; the 13-foot (1300 or B1300 model) and 17-foot (B1700 or 1750 model) Bolers are built the same as each other and lots of people are familiar with the trim piece, but most of us have never seen the squared design.

And by the way... Welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:25 PM   #7
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I have no idea where Trimlock is available in Canada......suppose has to be ordered from the US.....Benny
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:02 AM   #8
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sorry, you are right it is a 17 ft. We are repairing it after hitting a moose last summer on our first day on the Alaska Hwy. It has a crack, plus has popped the belly seal. I did know that didn't hold the unit together. we had to replace the big front window and we have the side window, which stillhas to be straightened out. We did contact Mcmaster-carr and will let you know how we make out. The boler did prove itself and survived it's run in. Was easy to tow with our Mazda b4000 and we are planned to do the east coast with it this summer. Thanks for the help, Dan & Freida
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:31 AM   #9
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Try Sudbury Boat and Canoe, or any one of the older boat dealers, the trim is the same as was used to install a bumper strip on fiberglass boats.

I live in Whitefish if you have questions.
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:43 PM   #10
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Thank you Joe, will check it out
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:46 AM   #11
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Freida, it just occurred to me that you said you have a [b]16ft Boler - which would be very unusual. Is it a B1700 (17 foot, rounded body) like the one shown in the Boler album, or is it the very rare square-cornered 1650 model (looks like the Companion)? Aside from curiosity, I think it might matter to the trim; the 13-foot (1300 or B1300 model) and 17-foot (B1700 or 1750 model) Bolers are built the same as each other and lots of people are familiar with the trim piece, but most of us have never seen the squared design.

And by the way... Welcome to the forum!
do you know where to order Trimlock in USA? thanks
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:57 AM   #12
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do you know where to order Trimlock in USA? thanks
Tony, there's a link for Trim-Lok in the Helpful-Links pages. Click here: Helpful-Links ~ Moldings, Trim-Lok is at the bottom of the list.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #13
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Trim-Loc should be available at most Marine Suppliers.
I got all of mine from a small shop called Marine Plus in Prince George,B.C.
It is a real gold mine for me! For SilkaFlex, stainless steel fittings,SS nuts, bolts, screws, washers and lots of stuff like Trim-Loc.
I have been unable to find a supplier like Marine Plus any where in Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops or Salmon Arm. Any of the marine shops I went to will order the stuff in for you.
If anyone wants the address of Marine Plus I will post it.
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