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Old 07-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Boler Restoration

Just finished a complete restoration of my 1976 13' Boler. I have attached a few pictures.

I used Vertglas on the outside gel-coat...what a remarkable result. See for yourself.

Also installed a Fantastic fan which fit really well.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Looks really great Ken, By the way what is Vertglas ??

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Vertglas

this is the product

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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Nice job!
Love the colours you chose...Very relaxing and friendly
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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Wow Ken,
Love your color combo. So clean, fresh, bright & cheerful.
I would always feel happy and be smiling in that trailer
I love it!
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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Just finished a complete restoration of my 1976 13' Boler. I have attached a few pictures. I used Vertglas on the outside gel-coat...what a remarkable result. See for yourself. Also installed a Fantastic fan which fit really well.
Fabulous job Hudson! A couple Q's ...

What did you use for your back splash and where did you get it?

Does your new fan fit the existing fan hole or did you need to enlarge it?

I'm currently refurbishing my '73 Boler so am looking for ideas!
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #7
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Questions about the Boler

What did you use for your back splash and where did you get it?

The backsplash is
FASADE
Lotus Brushed Nickel Backsplash

which I purchased at Home Depot. You can buy it on-line from them. Very easy to apply.

Does your new fan fit the existing fan hole or did you need to enlarge it?

I had to enlarge the hole to 14" x 14" . I bought the Fantastic Fan on-line from AdventureRV.net as well as a new water tank, sink, cooktop, faucet etc. The fan was $139.99, a great price.

Hope this helps, please ask anything and I'll try to help you. I spent all winter off and on restoring my Boler. I live in Kamloops so somewhat near you.

Ken

P.S. the fabrics for the cushions and curtains were bought from tonicliving.com in Toronto. They have lots of great choices.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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The backsplash is
FASADE
Lotus Brushed Nickel Backsplash

which I purchased at Home Depot. You can buy it on-line from them. Very easy to apply.

Does your new fan fit the existing fan hole or did you need to enlarge it?

I had to enlarge the hole to 14" x 14" . I bought the Fantastic Fan on-line from AdventureRV.net as well as a new water tank, sink, cooktop, faucet etc. The fan was $139.99, a great price.

Hope this helps, please ask anything and I'll try to help you. I spent all winter off and on restoring my Boler. I live in Kamloops so somewhat near you.

Ken

P.S. the fabrics for the cushions and curtains were bought from tonicliving.com in Toronto. They have lots of great choices.
Thanks for the info Ken! I'll have to check out that back splash! Did you apply it directly over the ensolite or was the ensolite removed?

I got a great deal on upholstery fabric for mine at Fabricland - $59 for my cushions and curtains!
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #9
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Just finished a complete restoration of my 1976 13' Boler. I have attached a few pictures.

I used Vertglas on the outside gel-coat...what a remarkable result. See for yourself.

Also installed a Fantastic fan which fit really well.
That's really lovely...... great fabric combinations.... very inviting !
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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This looks great!! I'm in the midst of a restoration myself! Quick question for ya....how did you install the backsplash? I have a 98 Scamp with Rat Fur, so not sure I can do a nifty backsplash but love the idea!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:57 PM   #11
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Backsplash

My Boler's inside shell was completely covered in a residential insulation called Reflectix which was painted. It had an uneven surface so I covered the entire inside shell with Marine Hulliner. Glued directly to the Reflectix with spray adhesive. You can see this material in the pictures.

Marine Hulliner is a very durable carpet material designed for the inside of boat hulls. It has a Geometric Style Pattern (carpet feel with raised bumps). Can be used for headliners, wall coverings, etc... in Motor homes, RV's, and other applications. I don't think this material would be an adequate replacement for ensolite or some other insulation material.


Behind the sink and stove I taped the backsplash directly to the Reflectix. The tape is supplied by the backsplash manufacturer and had very strong adhesive quality. I would think this would enable one to attach the backsplash directly to ensolite. I don't know about rat fur however you could perhaps use contact cement for this.

Good luck!
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Thanks for the response! Going to give it a try this weekend.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #13
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Great looking job with the Vertglass. I've been debating using it myself, as have the original fibreglass on my 75 Boler. Any "before" or "during pics/comments to add on the process? Also, nice clean install on the Fantastic Fan. Is that the "high profile" version, with shorter turning knob? Did you require an exterior spacer on the roof? If so, what did you use?

Kudos!
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #14
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Vertglas

The Vertglas system has three stages. Before and after pictures attached. The Boler was very badly oxidized.
1. Deoxidation...this stage required scrubbing the entire trailer which took a good part of a day.
2. Washed the Boler with the wash liquid provided.
3. Application of the sealer. I started with the area below the band. The sealer dries in minutes and I was able to go around the traler in 15 minutes, so the six coats took about two hours, I just kept going around and around. The area above the band took about the same for 6 coats. Then I did the roof. Application was very easy and with the Vertglas kit the application tools were provided.
I was a bit daunted about the whole process but it was far easier than I imagined and the results amazing.

The Fantastic Fan was a high mount and the knob just came with the unit. Nothing was required on the roof for mounting, no spacer at allbut I fabricated a plywood square around the inside of the fan to screw down into. I used the screws that came with the unit down through the fibreglass and into the plywood which really secured the fan in place. I used butyl sealant tape on the roof before installation and then sealed it again with silicone. The sucker won't leak! I hope.

First two pics are after and second two are before.
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