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Old 02-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #15
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I've always liked what Jaye580 did in her trailer. Check out her post with pic here:
Jaye580 covered the seams! The whole topic has all kinds of tips.

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Old 02-11-2009, 10:33 PM   #16
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I see that Scamp has the seam tape in their parts store. As far as I know the original was just your basic double-sided foam tape and then the builders dusted the outside (which was still sticky) with talcum powder.
I may just buy the tape from them too, if it's only single sided. Might as well support them.

Using the double sided is very simple. The coated paper that keeps the tape from sticking to itself actually holds the tape straight to apply.

Once it's on, you peel the paper off and give it with a light dusting of baby powder or similar using a make up brush or shaving brush. It only takes a few seconds for each section of seam tape and you would be surprised at how little powder it takes to stop the stickyness. I had my doubts till we did it ourselves. I then painted over the seam tape to keep it from yellowing like the original. Used the same paint as for the ensolite.

Been there, done that and would do it again.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:50 PM   #17
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Hi it is Rick again using the seam tape might work but it will just come off again when you use the DAP just do small coats at a time fill the gap than use a one inch putty knife to spread out smooth let dry and do another coat, do this until you think it is level and looks good, then apply paint, on my BOLER I used the ceiling seam as a paint line and I painted my walls tan and my ceiling white, looks great and had lots of comps at the Egg Fest,anyway stay in touch and keep having fun .
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:16 AM   #18
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using the seam tape might work but it will just come off again
Perhaps - but I don't think it will come off as easily.

Adhesive technology has improved since the 70's. Back then it was common for car body side moldings and rear view mirrors to fall off all the time, now they don't.

The seam tape was applied over a filled and painted gap thus increasing the surface area available for adhesion.

By painting over the tape and edges, the paint helps hold the tape in place and seals both it and the adhesive from exposure to the air.

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