Ensolite removal - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-17-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever had to peel back the Ensolite before?
I need to, in order to remove the awning rail rivets from the inside, as I can't
get them out from the exterior. I was thinking a sharp razor knife and maybe
some heat, then reglue it. Any thoughts?

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Old 07-17-2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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Peter, I have peeled back the ensolite in the closet because there was a smell in there that I was trying everything to get rid off and I thought it might be in behind the insulation. in some spots it pulled away fine and in others it left a bit of neoprene behind on the wall. i ended up using a metal scraper (drywall taping knife) to separate between the wall and ensolite in the badly glued spots, so that i wouldn't tear the middle out of the ensolite.

I used spray adhesive to put the ensolite back when i was done cleaning everything and the spray adhesive has a tendency to let go on hot days. I think I am going to try contact cement next time it comes off.

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Peter, I have peeled back the ensolite in the closet because there was a smell in there that I was trying everything to get rid off and I thought it might be in behind the insulation. in some spots it pulled away fine and in others it left a bit of neoprene behind on the wall. i ended up using a metal scraper (drywall taping knife) to separate between the wall and ensolite in the badly glued spots, so that i wouldn't tear the middle out of the ensolite.

I used spray adhesive to put the ensolite back when i was done cleaning everything and the spray adhesive has a tendency to let go on hot days. I think I am going to try contact cement next time it comes off.

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Use spray on contact cement spray both parts let dry and it is there for good
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:32 AM   #4
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Maybe you could cut the ensolite in the specific areas with a hole saw:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-71-120-...oofingchilds-20

If you cut the plugs neatly, you can then plug them back in.
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