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Old 06-12-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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Exterior trim

Hello!

I'm replacing the exterior trim on my 75 scamp after a paint job (I am talking about the black trim around the base of the trailer and around the door). I am wondering about using some kind of glue in addition to rivets, and if so, does anyone have suggestions on what adhesive to use? I am especially wondering about around the door (there were only a few rivets originally, and excessive rivets may look tacky).

You can see where I am at on the renovation that I started in Feb. here:
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:50 PM   #2
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Also, the trim has a metal band on one side. Does this face the exterior or interior of the trailer?

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Old 06-12-2016, 07:23 PM   #3
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Also, the trim has a metal band on one side. Does this face the exterior or interior of the trailer?

Thanks again.
Josh, I'm not familiar with the trim you're describing. This is the same stuff that's on my 1988. And it's just riveted on every 6" or so: Tapes & Trims : Black Plastic Trim (Price Per Ft)


Where did you buy the trim you're trying to use and do you have a picture you can post?
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for getting back. I got it from scamp. I attached an image.

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Old 06-13-2016, 10:54 AM   #5
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Josh, like Donna my 1984 Scamp 13 has all plastic trim all around the bottom of the fiberglass shell. It is riveted approx every 6" or so for the complete circumference of the trailer. A few rivets have come out of the shell in a couple of places, the front left (street side) corner & the trim has 'shrunk' enough that it has disappeared under the trailer. I haven't yet bothered to move it back into position & re-rivet it.

My door trim is similar black plastic(?) with a metal 'core' all around the trim piece, including the 'arc' that protects the edge of the fiberglass door. From a 'scrape' that happened before I got the Scamp, it appears the metal core of the door trim may be constructed mainly of'fingers' side by side with the plastic molded around them (see pic #3). My door trim has absolutely NO rivets holding it to the door. Appears to be a 'friction' hold & it is loose enough that it may be time to replace??
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:42 AM   #6
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Thanks Harvey and Donna,

I think I figured it out. I applied the trim to the door. Once the trim was on there, I crimped it with pliers to clinch the metal band tight to the fiberglass. The metal was not in the original trim. It seem to be an added material, and hopefully will work well without excessive riveting. The original trim on the door just had 4 rivets in total (at the end of each piece of trim).
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:48 AM   #7
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I had some of the door trim on my new Scamp come loose, esp in the hot sun.
I talked to Kent Eveland at Scamp and he said:
The black trim on your picture has a steel interior which frictions fits on. It can be glued on (and that is what we would do in your case) with any good glue which will bond a rubber/plastic to the fiberglass door.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:33 PM   #8
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