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Old 03-02-2010, 08:00 PM   #15
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If I remember correctly Melamine paint is somewhat exclusive to Canada (I looked into it a while back). What I can't remember is if it was just another name for some paint that we to typically have in the US. Drat. Sorry!

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Benjamin Moore carries Melamine paint. Don't know if all stores have it, or you'd have to order it... but it might be worth checking out: Melamine 303 Low-Luster Enamel
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:17 PM   #16
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I haven't posted any updates in a while. The cabinets are painted and I'm in the process of completing the new cabinet doors. The doors are made of 1/2" birch plywood. I've applied veneer edge banding and will be staining them this weekend.

Photos are at www.webshots.com/user/reilley_s

I forgot to snap some of the painted cabinets but will post them this weekend.

My axle arrives Monday and the brakes will be in tomorrow along with cabinet hardware, a locking city / gravity water hatch and some other misc items. We've decided to go with TrafficMaster Allure waterproof laminate flooring.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:13 PM   #17
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I've started putting the new cabinet doors on. I'm pleased with how they turned out. The handles have yet to be installed, as well as the counter top and trim around the opening for the fridge.

The new axle install / frame reinforcement will start next week when my welder is available. The windows have finally found a spot on my bench and I need to order up the new seals.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:34 PM   #18
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Looking good!
Nice reports Reilley.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:13 PM   #19
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Very nice work!! I have a 73 Compact Jr that I will be refurbishing later this year, Was in a bit better condition so it's still campable. Your pix are very imformative
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:59 PM   #20
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For those of you who remember me and my project, I haven't totally fallen off the face of the earth. I have a new job, working out of town. It's slowed down my projects but I'm still chugging away.

My friend finished with the frame and I towed it 220KM north to my work-week home to clean and paint it. I used wire wheel attachments for my cordless drill, flap discs for my grinder, and Rustoleom gloss black paint. After the first coat, I sprayed some rust primer in the crevices that I couldn't hit well with the brush.
  • The new Flexiride axle allows for adjustable start angles and is mounted in a trailing arm configuration
  • 2x4 1/8" tubing hangs from the frame to clear the drop floor
  • 2x2 1/8" square tubing is doubled up to carry the load under the door opening, replacing the original length of 1.5x3 100 wall that was mounted on its side
  • The new steel tubing continues around the bend of the A-frame to reinforce this weak area
  • The ends are cut at 45 degree angles to better slide over ground should it make contact
  • The axle is mounted in such a way that it can be adjusted front to back and spacers can be added to lift the ride height.
Here are some pictures. Don't mind the junk in the yard. The landlord is a pack rat, but at least it gave me something to hang the frame off of.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:09 PM   #25
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Hello - Looks like your doing a great job!! _ We just got a 13' 1977 here in Missouri and I plan on tearing into it asap- What did you use for primer and final paint on the interior ensolite material? Mine is good shape but just dirty - what do you use to filling the saem gaps - Any guidance would be very helpful -Thanks
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #26
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Kent you can clean the Ensolite with warm soapy water and a scrub brush, Clorox Cleanup and Tilex are good for any mold. I filled the seams with painters caulk but now that it's hot out it is shrinking, Scamp sells seam tape by the roll that is probably your best bet.
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Shrinking - thts not good - I read about scrubbing it down with TSP and a nylon scrub brush should clean it mostly, but after that I would like to respray the interior to make it new - it looks like the outside of the ensolute is vinyl so maybe Krylon Fusion would work well?

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Old 05-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #28
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I primed mine with Kilz then used a semi gloss ceiling paint. The painters caulk is what's shrinking, I'm going to order seam tape after I move.
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