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Old 09-19-2016, 11:47 AM   #1
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Seam tape

I am preparing to paint the soft internal walls of my 1977 Triple E SurfSide. I need to replace all the seam tape. What is the best way to do that? Can I buy that tape somewhere on line? Is there a better way to close the gaps? Any and all thoughts will be appreciated,
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I closed the gaps with latex caulking, then covered with seam tape. I felt it gave me more for the seam tape to attach to.
I can't remember where I got my tape. It was a double sided mounting tape. Typically used to mount signs on walls.
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I removed all the tape installed by the previous owner [it kept coming loose], carefully fiilled the gaps with paintable caulking and repainted the entire interior. It is not perfect but much better than sagging tape. Everyone else says it looks great. I like perfection but sometimes not possible on a 40 year old trailer.
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thanks!

thanks to both of you. Great tips. Never considered using NO tape! that's my first plan.
Appreciate it,
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For my surfside, I picked up some roll of vinyl from the local rv shop in the colour called "colonial white". First I cleaned the ensolite really well, and then used clear silicone to attach the vinyl. It turned out really good, and only cost 20 bucks. The colour is a near match to the ensolite. I think it looks better than what it came with.
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thanks to both of you. Great tips. Never considered using NO tape! that's my first plan.
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When you fill the gaps with paintable caulk, wait a few minutes then tap it with a sponge to texture it. That will help match it to the texture of the wall covering and make it less visible after paint.
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When you fill the gaps with paintable caulk, wait a few minutes then tap it with a sponge to texture it. That will help match it to the texture of the wall covering and make it less visible after paint.
Moistening the sponge with soapy water helps.
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