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Old 04-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #15
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I would not cut the Ensolite. The white of the Ensolite is vinyl, like the T-molding. It becomes quite plastic when heated. If it bothers you, I would get a blow dryer and get it hot, when there is no T-molding. It should bounce back, more or less.
BTW, I am just guessing. I have never done this.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #16
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I'm skeptical that heat will "shrink" the Ensolite, or cause it to react in any way. Ensolite is in fact so heat-and-flame resistant that it's used in some protective clothing applications ( link).

That's also one of the reasons it's a preferred material for insulating boats ( link), and perhaps part of the reason it was chosen for this application by those trailer mfr's who use/used it.

It may be that the glue beneath the ripples has given way, though...if so, I think a heat gun may only make that worse. Regluing, though tedious, may be an option.

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Ah well, nothing like an experiment.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:11 PM   #18
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I would lossen the ensolite (if not already loose) and reglue it, this should enable you to smooth out any rinkles. I used contact cement and it worked for me.

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I tried heat from a hairdryer and it did nothing. I'll try Francesca's and RRJR's suggestion of re-gluing.
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