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Old 07-02-2003, 05:03 PM   #15
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Hi All
I just tried using liquid nails on my seams on my Boler in a hidden area.(Liquid nails is paintable)I then dabbed at it with a peice of sponge and it texturied real good.I am going to go this route when i am ready to do inside.:wave
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Old 07-07-2003, 10:08 PM   #16
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painting is done

The painting is done (1 coat primer, 2 coats paint).

I used General Paint Hi Performance 2000 Acrylic (for interior OR exterior use, tough, scrubbable, for institutional use)
Hmmmm :chin maybe I'll go to GP for sponsorship. ;)

I think it looks good. The seams are still noticable, but blend in well and don't really catch your attention. I'll try to post pictures later this week.
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Old 07-07-2003, 11:13 PM   #17
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Texture

I just went for the standard - "lick-your-finger-and-smooth-it-out" approach... The seams are readily apparent, but more attractive than seam tape.

Now - if you really want to pull off the texturing...

Go to a hobby store and buy a jar of liquid latex rubber. Pick a nice out-of-the-way spot of ensolite (just in event of problems), spray it with non-stick spray and start painting on the liquid rubber. Keep on going layer-after-layer until you build up a fairly substantial coating. Finally, peel it off and glue it to a rounded piece of wood that you can roll over the caulking after applying it.

Now *** I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS ***, but it should work. Undoubtedly the pattern maker will need to be coated either with water or non-stick spray before use (TEST!!!), but should do a nice job of replicating the surface texture of ensolite and blend in the seams seamlessly. :)

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Old 07-07-2003, 11:19 PM   #18
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wow!

Mike, how long do you think that method would take? ;)

(BTW I completely agree with you that the caulked and painted seams are much more attractive than the tape)
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:31 AM   #19
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ensolite

As a new owner of a Perris Pacer, I must ask, what the heck is isulation?
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:41 AM   #20
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ensolite

It's sounding like ensolite is the finish surface inside of the campers. Is this a correct assumption?
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:54 AM   #21
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nice robin egg

Very nice job Herb. Is that a electrical fuse pannel under your seat corner?
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Old 07-08-2003, 12:02 PM   #22
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That it is. I had some DC breakers kicking around and since I was rewiring the entire trailer, I decided to make it real organized. I took some aluminum and cut holes for the breakers; I sanded the aluminum with my palm sander and some 120grit paper to clean it up, then wiped it with some black tremclad on a rag to fill in the scratches left by the sand-paper, and finally sprayed it with tremclad clear. I put on some kitchen cupboard handles to act as guards to keep calves from inadvertantly flipping breakers.

The breakers control things like the main incoming power, cigarette-lighter outlet, propane/CO detectors, flo-jet water pump, lights, propane cutoff valve, fridge power (12V), and two aux outlets for later use.

It's probably overkill but it provided a nice clean way to distribute power centrally.
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Old 07-08-2003, 01:16 PM   #23
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Yes Stephen, ensolite is the finished surface of our Bolers, in place of the carpet in the Casita.
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* * * * * * It's sounding like ensolite is the finish surface inside of the campers. Is this a correct assumption?
Hi again, If you live in Berkeley and only use your trailer there in the summer then you probably have no need of insulation but if you were in a cooler climate and heated up your trailer a bit you would get condensation on the inside, hence the insulation...Benny
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