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Old 06-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #15
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Im doing mine with about foam installation and 1/8 birch ply that will match my cabinet doors.
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How do you plan to attach the birch ply?? I had thought about something like that but didn't think it would stay up due to no real structure to attach it to and possibly too much weight. jd
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:18 PM   #16
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Cover insullation with these maps of your state like this one. I think that would be so darn neat. Another option is to take US maps and cover with clear plastic or laminate and attach to the ceiling.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:44 AM   #17
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Droopy Ceiling Solution ??

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I covered mine with 1/8 inch closed cell foam to which I'd spray-glued automotive headliner fabric. It looks great. It is sagging. I haven't entirely figured out how to beat gravity.

I used super-duty sticky-back velcro strips, but I'm finding they are separating from the ceiling - though the rest of it is sticking together okay. I have supplemented with both hot glue and OSI Quad. It's not actually falling-on-my-head sagging, but gapping in enough places to be annoying.
Jen b. -- I may have finally found something that will work to adhere the self stick velcro to the headliner material. AFTER I used the same velcro, I saw your posting and sure enough the same thing started happening to my headliner. After several days of experimenting with who knows how many products, including the 3M Hi-strength 90 spray stuff, I saved the one that actually worked for last.

I did not want to use this type stuff since it had taken me more than a week, with a hammer and chisel, to get it off the ceiling as the PO went crazy with "Liquid Nails". This stuff is a little different than LN and since it was not going to have direct contact with the fiberglass, used it. The application conditions couldn't have been worse, temps in the 90s, storms with heavy rain every day, unreal humidity and all that. So far so good.

Evenly coat the area that the velcro goes onto the material but avoid side oozing as you will need to weight it down for about 24 hours for drying time to bond. I used long strips of wood and blocks to hold it down. No more edge puckering on the material and is still plenty flexible to make the curve in the ceiling. Might want to give it a test run on a scrap piece of your material. BTW, I did mine in 2 sections with them joining just beyond the roof vent area. This material I got is not as heavy as it may look plus I bonded a layer of reflective insulation on the back of it. Insulation doesn't go all way to the edges, left room for direct contact of the velco to the material.
The rear piece is in and the front area is going under the blocks today.

If you get this sealant and use only a small amount for a test run, tape up the end of the tube and store it in the freezer and it won't harden up keeping you from using again it later.

Hope this helps, jd
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:08 PM   #18
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Another approach to Burro centerline trim hiding here: My best add-on: Air conditionned in my U-haul CT-13
This approach using wood blocking to receive screws thru the headliner is the approach used in the later Escondido Burros. Certainly worth a look.

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Cover insullation with these maps of your state like this one. I think that would be so darn neat. Another option is to take US maps and cover with clear plastic or laminate and attach to the ceiling.
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Another approach to Burro centerline trim hiding here: My best add-on: Air conditionned in my U-haul CT-13
This approach using wood blocking to receive screws thru the headliner is the approach used in the later Escondido Burros. Certainly worth a look.

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Thanks for that link, the ac would be wonderful right now !! As for the ceiling, I did add some blocks up top for help in attaching the ceiling and to use to mount lights since there are none. I've also been thinking about a center strip of some sort to just dress it up a bit.

My headliner problem was between the fabric and the velcro, getting them to stay together. The other side of the self stick velcro is placed on the body surface and is doing well. No sign of it trying to come loose. I think the heat up there has actually been good for it. Just have to wait to see long term results but if it does start opening up I have the fix.

Otter: You're gonna make me spend some more money! That shower curtain displays one of my favorite places on Earth, Outer Banks NC.

Thanks much for that link too... jd
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #21
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Now, this makes me think I need a Burro because I am imagining glow in the dark stars up on the ceiling. The things that people have come up with are awesome! We're redoing an old house and sometimes I get lucky and something comes out like the image in my head, sometimes.
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Here are pics of the ceiling I installed last year. I used white patent leather fabric with 2" covered buttons and a string of LED puck lights from Ikea.
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