Replacing Ensolite Seams - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-11-2016, 05:23 AM   #1
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Replacing Ensolite Seams

The plastic seam coverings on my 79 Boler has been shinking and or has been cut too short.
Wondering if anyone has replaced this and what did they use?
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:33 AM   #2
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I purchased a roll of 3m vhb tape I plan on using, then once its up I will paint the tape a suitable color to match the ensolite. I stuck a test piece up to test the bond and it is very good.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:03 AM   #3
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The plastic seam coverings on my 79 Boler has been shinking and or has been cut too short.
Wondering if anyone has replaced this and what did they use?
I am not sure if these are the same as the T strips on our Trillium but mine were all wrinkled and shrunk so I boiled them for about 30 seconds and they were like new.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:35 AM   #4
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When I reworked out Scamp the tape was discolored and some missing and falling off.
When I redid the interior we primed and painted the Ensolite and before It painting I used a good grade of caulk to fill the seams and before it cured I took a damp sponge and used it to press, smear, and generally make the surface look like the finish on the ensolite.
After painting it blended in pretty well

You can barely see the seams in th epicture.
More noticeable is where the old cabinets compressed the Ensolite.
But I didn't and haven't worried about the lack of perfection so if you don't you can be happy too.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:05 PM   #5
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Tee moulding is what I have it came in a back plastic peice that was glued in the seam with a little slit in it and the outside covering had a Tee that snaps into this slit.
Is this product available anywhere?
Looked on Vintage Trailer Supply and they didn't have any maybe Scamp or Trillium sell it.
Will talk to my local RV dealer next Monday and see what she can do for me.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:06 AM   #6
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Smile Esolite Seams

On my boler I did just as the redbarron55 said and it worked out a treat,and so easy to do.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:09 PM   #7
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Tee moulding is what I have
Paul Neumeister has some. Give him a call. He is not an email kinda guy.
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:36 AM   #8
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Thanks I've got his site bookemarked and if my dealer can't do anything for me I may give him a call.
Funny I'm not a phone type of guy....
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