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Old 11-23-2010, 09:50 PM   #29
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The new stripes are

Where did you find stripes so close to the original??? I need to do belly band on my 4500, wet sand and polish finish with new stripes would be ideal.
Try this post
Vivid Blue is the match for 4500 Blue

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:41 AM   #30
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Wink Trillium belly band

I know nothing about belly bands but this thread's title sounds like a country rock groups name!
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:24 PM   #31
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FYI: the belly band basically saved my 19' Escape. It looks like it slid a few car lengths on that band, and ground away about half of it on the driver side- front. An access hatch on that side got torn up, but pretty much everything else survived.

It looks like it would be a great rub strip to protect the trailer from small bumps as well. I'm guessing that's it's intended purpose.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #32
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Hi: Matt in SV... The "Belly band" actually hides the joint/seam where the upper/lower halves of the shell join. So it's a decoration that really does make your trailer look better...but it is a rubstrip of sorts too.
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Yes it is. A decal could hide the joint if that were the only purpose.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:49 PM   #34
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Well the rubber part of the band that was on mine was only a piece of plastic the thickness of a credit card that was bent to slide in. And if it rubbed against anything it would have broken. The metal may have survived but the plastic definitely not. Do the original ones come with a solid rubber band in the middle of the aluminum or was mine changed? Either way. Mine is now off and the rotted wood from the band has been repaired and will outlast me. Randy
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:21 PM   #35
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I think if you have went to the trouble of removing the old band then you should do as I did and remove all the small metal pieces in the crack, bondo the seam closed and put the auto trim on it...Thats what I did and it turned out great. The metal pieces swell inside the crack and causes leaks and deforms the sides of the camper causing humps in the shell that can never be repaired. The rubber trim cost around 39 bucks from carparts.com and one piece will do the entire camper.I like it so much on mine I replaced it on all 4 Trilliums I own..If you do a search on here for Trillium Belly Band I think it will show up and I posted pictures so you can see the product, if that doesn't pull it up do a search of topics with my name and I know you will find it..HOPE THIS HELPS.....RANDY

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:38 PM   #36
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What I did was run a piece of duct tape on top and one on bottom leaving it smaller than 1 1/2", bondo the seam, sand it smooth,remove the tape and apply the auto trim..I put a bead of construction adhesive to make sure a car wash would not blow it off.........RANDY
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #37
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I did seal it up. I found out that using the grinder with the cut off wheel allowed me to cut the old rivet metal in half and then it was easy to dig out. It was then sealed with epoxy mixed with hardener. Then skim coated with six10 epoxy. and then sanded smooth. Did you say you used bondo? I am pretty sure that will crack when applied to fiberglass. But I dont think you will notice it with the trim covering it. I did buy the trim but am still considering the spray on bed liner approach because I like the texture and the stuff is as tough as it gets. And I know they can tape off a straighter line than I can when applying the molding. I am sure you know that any little wave in the trim line sticks out and I know can't get it pefect. I will probably have them do the front area down where the rock chips occur as well.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:13 PM   #38
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I said Bondo, but really what I used was short strand fiberglass made by Bondo should have been clear on that...And yes it hard to run the trim straight unlees you stripe it off then you need someone to hold the roll as you place it around the camper wasn't to hard to do...I like the idea of the bedliner on the front where the gravel chips occur but the bed liner at the trim area seems like it would need something along the edges to break up the black area. If you go that route I would really like to see a picture................RANDY
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:22 PM   #39
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I was talking to the guy that does the pinstripes at work. He said to make sure the trim was warm when trying to apply if I put that on. He also said that if I get the bedliner applied that he would put a thin pinstripe along it so it blended in with the lower stripes. I will post pics either route I take.Thanks Randy
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Randy,
Thanks for the pictures and inspiration! I went to carparts.com and tried to find the trim. The site wouldn't let me search w/o specific car info. How did you find the trim? What should I do?
I appreciate your help!
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Randy,
Thanks for the pictures and inspiration! I went to carparts.com and tried to find the trim. The site wouldn't let me search w/o specific car info. How did you find the trim? What should I do?
I appreciate your help!
Marjie

I couldn't get their website to work right now for some reason but found it here
Spartan EXTRA-WIDE HEAVY-DUTY VINYL BODY SIDE MOLDING - JCWhitney#
I used the classic type it was $39.99 with free shipping at Carparts..If I can get their website to load properly I'll try to post it...I had the item posted on one of the old post on here I went back and tried it but I guess they have updated their web page and it no longer works..Hope this helps
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Here I found it at Carparts but the price has gone up a little.................
http://www.carparts.com/details/Univ...T2003402S.html
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #42
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Just noticed that Carparts no long has Free shipping on that item..... I had a coupon from them at one time for free shipping but couldn't find it...
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