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Old 12-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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I was thinking of doing the decoupage idea for my Captain. Since it is totally gutted thought it would be the way to go. Does anyone have any tips for a first timer and were can I get the double foil and bubble insulation? I'm not sure of what it is or what it looks like. Do you use the 3m super 77 adhesive for all the layers foil ,bubble,and covering? Thanks Bryan
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Does anyone have any tips for a first timer and were can I get the double foil and bubble insulation? [b]I'm not sure of what it is or what it looks like.
I bought the Reflectix brand insulation at my local RV parts store, But I have seen rolls of it at Home Depot and Lowes for less.

When I did the interior of my old Compact Jr. I used 3M Super 77 Adhesive. I had a difficult time, and it slumped off of the ceiling the first time and I had to re-do it. If I were to do it again, I'd use 3M Hi-Strength 90.
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You might also call Scamp Parts and ask what adhesive the factory uses to glue the Reflectix to the egg and the rat fur to the Reflectix (actually Scamp is using a different brand than Reflectix now).
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:55 PM   #4
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I was thinking of doing the decoupage idea for my Captain. Since it is totally gutted thought it would be the way to go. Does anyone have any tips for a first timer and were can I get the double foil and bubble insulation? I'm not sure of what it is or what it looks like. Do you use the 3m super 77 adhesive for all the layers foil ,bubble,and covering? Thanks Bryan
Bryan,
Have you started your project yet. I too have a gutted captain (I think). Before reading some of the posts on this site I didn't think I was just going to sand and paint the fiberglass but, I guess, condensation is an issue.

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Have you started your project yet. I too have a gutted captain (I think). Before reading some of the posts on this site I didn't think I was just going to sand and paint the fiberglass but, I guess, condensation is an issue.

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Not just condensation, but you need the insulation and covering as a noise barrier. If you camp when it rains, you'd be grateful for it! Otherwise... imagine your head in an over turned bucket.... ping, ping, plonk.

Here's Bryan's initial post and discussion: refinishing the interior of the captain

and here's one that talks about decopage: For those that have replaced the interior covering..., I'm begging for help!

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Not just condensation, but you need the insulation and covering as a noise barrier. If you camp when it rains, you'd be grateful for it! Otherwise... imagine your head in an over turned bucket.... ping, ping, plonk.

Here's Bryan's initial post and discussion: refinishing the interior of the captain

and here's one that talks about decopage: For those that have replaced the interior covering..., I'm begging for help!

Thanks Donna,
You make a very good point. I plan on starting work on the captain in mid April with the goal of having most of the work done by the beginning of July when I will be waking up in it at a 3 day folk festival. Believe me, ping, ping, pong will not be a welcome sound.

I will start figuring out this decopage thing. I have a feeling this forum is going to come in handy

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I've spent nights in a metal-roofed shelter on the Appalachin Trail and in the aluminum canopy on my pickup truck, with acorns dropping on the former and rain dropping on the latter, and earplugs would have been handy! OTOH, my rat furred Scamp's roof has a nice sound in the rain.


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