getting saggy ensolite stuck back on! - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-08-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 73 Boler 13 ft
Posts: 144
getting saggy ensolite stuck back on!

Our Boler 1700 is almost fully done inside. I love it. The last job is to get those few areas on insulation stuck back to the fibreglass. There are areas of perhaps 6-12 inches square, mostly on the ceiling, that just don't adhere to the fibreglass above. I've tried injecting glues with needles and syringes, but the glues are just too thick. I'm wondering what solutions other folks have come up with. Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Peggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
Member
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 1977 17' Boler
Saskatchewan
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peggy View Post
Our Boler 1700 is almost fully done inside. I love it. The last job is to get those few areas on insulation stuck back to the fibreglass. There are areas of perhaps 6-12 inches square, mostly on the ceiling, that just don't adhere to the fibreglass above. I've tried injecting glues with needles and syringes, but the glues are just too thick. I'm wondering what solutions other folks have come up with. Thanks!
Hi Peggy,

Had the same problem back a few years ago. I used a 3m spray adhesive called 3m Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive.. I went to the local uphostery shop and said that I was tacking up foam to fiberglass in my trailer. They knew what I meant. They said you had to be carefull what a person used because some adhesives will melt the foam into globs and then you got a mess. This is what they use and have no problems. Minw turned out fine.

Boler77 Greg
__________________

__________________
Boler77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 11:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 73 Boler 13 ft
Posts: 144
Oh, thanks Greg. Sure don't want to melt the foam! How did you actually get the adhesive in the space, when the ensolite is intact. Mine is not torn at all, just saggy. Thanks!
__________________
Peggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 12:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Lizbeth's Avatar
 
Name: Liz
Trailer: 1979 13 ft Boler, 1987 & 1988 Bigfoot 5th Wheel
California
Posts: 2,027
Registry
I slit my ensolite and used PL Premium adhesive. I squirted it on and spread it around, stuck the ensolite back up and braced it in place with a padded 2x4 till the glue was set up. I then caulked the slit.

The problem is the foam shrinks so it has to be held into place until the adhesive does it's job.
__________________
1979 Boler B1300 | 1987 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | 1988 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | We officially have a collection!
Lizbeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
I found that sometimes the key to getting the 3M spray to work is to spray it then let it sit for a min or two before sticking it back together.
__________________
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
Member
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 1977 17' Boler
Saskatchewan
Posts: 31
Spray and wait

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol H View Post
I found that sometimes the key to getting the 3M spray to work is to spray it then let it sit for a min or two before sticking it back together.

Hi Carol and all,

You are absolutely right abot spray and wait. I guess I could of mentioned that on the previous thread.

I made a little slit and sprayed the foam and the roof, waited and thenstuck it in place , much like contact cement. I was going to paint with melamine paint. Melamine paint does not dry stiff and crack like other paints, and stays soft and pliable.

Greg Boler77
__________________

__________________
Boler77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
saggy areas in B1700 ceiling ensoite Peggy Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 07-01-2011 10:35 PM
Sticking ensolite back onto shell Peggy Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 09-20-2010 08:53 PM
I am stuck...................... Robin G Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 21 05-16-2010 09:31 AM
How to glue ensolite back on Barry Konkin Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10 02-02-2009 02:59 PM
Stuck in your head Lew King Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 7 01-03-2006 10:28 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.