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Old 05-24-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
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replacing ensolite on Scamp 13

Hello - who has replaced the ensolite wall covering in their campers? What product did you use? I was not planning to replace my ensolite, but there are several very bad patches, and the rest is not in great shape either.... it's a 1974 Scamp 13 and several windows have leaked in the past, which ruined a lot of the wall covering....

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Old 05-24-2019, 07:25 PM   #2
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Replacing all the ensolite is daunting. I would try taking some pieces from under the benches or closets for patching the existing wall material. After a thorough cleaning, use a latex calk to fill all the seams (remove the seam tape first), then using a damp wadded up paper, dab at the calk until the texture matches the ensolite. Paint the ensolite with a latex paint, and you’re done.
OR....You could also remove all interior furniture (cupboards, closets, benches, etc.), then glue a layer of reflectix insulation over the ensolite, tape all the seams with foil duct tape, then glue marine headliner to this. After replacing all the previously removed interior components, you’ll have a new looking Scamp.
OR.....take it to Scamp factory for a professionally looking job.
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Ok what if I cut out the worst sections, and replace them with the foil ray insulation sold by scamp, then paint everything to match? Do you think that would work?
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No. In my opinion it would look terrible, and painting foil bubble wrap negates its radiant properties.

Agree with Dave. Cut pieces from hidden spaces inside cabinets and benches to patch bad sections in visible areas. Replace cut sections with foil bubble wrap (unpainted).

No need to order from Scamp, BTW. Hardware stores, including Lowe’s and Home Depot, stock other brands of foil bubble wrap, functionally equivalent. Reflectix seems to be the most common.

Once you’ve done all your patching, use paintable latex caulk to fill seams and small gaps and gouges. You can use a crumpled damp rag to approximate the texture of the elephant hide. Then paint.

It would help to know what you’re dealing with- how much and how bad. How about some pictures?
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:24 PM   #5
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In my lil'Bigfoot 13', I used bed liner spray (raptor). I pealed all the existing wall crap back to the closed celled foam. Primed it and sprayed it. It was a task but worked very well. You can search it on here to see what it looked like. It looks good and is holding up very well.
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Replacing all the ensolite is daunting. I would try taking some pieces from under the benches or closets for patching the existing wall material. After a thorough cleaning, use a latex calk to fill all the seams (remove the seam tape first), then using a damp wadded up paper, dab at the calk until the texture matches the ensolite. Paint the ensolite with a latex paint, and you’re done.
OR....You could also remove all interior furniture (cupboards, closets, benches, etc.), then glue a layer of reflectix insulation over the ensolite, tape all the seams with foil duct tape, then glue marine headliner to this. After replacing all the previously removed interior components, you’ll have a new looking Scamp.
OR.....take it to Scamp factory for a professionally looking job.
Best of luck
Dave & Paula

How important is it to prime ensolite before pairing with latex paint. Mine looks pretty bad! Prob needs a gentle clean as well ?
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