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Old 10-19-2010, 02:43 PM   #15
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Oh, here's another thing...
The belly band on my Pacer was too beat up to keep, and I couldn't find a proper aluminum replacement. Though black in color, Trim-lok makes a great edge trim that did the trick for me. FYI.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:49 PM   #16
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No matter the cost (I know, easy for me to say !) that is simply the most gorgeous paint job ever !! You will still be enjoying the paint job long after the cost is forgotten. Lee and Norma
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:50 PM   #17
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I don't know exactly what the Pacer belly joint area looks like, but if it's two outward turning fiberglass lips, then that is similar to the Boler/Scamp style, and Scamp sells the aluminum belly band trim in their parts department.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:17 PM   #18
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Looks great so far! And I really like your color choices...especially the double stripe above and below the belly band. Really makes the silver band stand out, which looks pretty cool IMO. Can't wait to see the finished product, I'm sure you can't either!
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #19
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Is that ever nice! We'll look forward to seeing it when it's completed.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:31 PM   #20
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OH WOW! I stay offline for a day or so and look what pops up. It's B E A U T I F U L Vickie!!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #21
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Oh come on Donna, this thread is so yesterday. Try to keep up!

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Old 10-19-2010, 08:56 PM   #22
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Aw, shucks you guys---thanks for the positive feedback. Goodness knows, I agonized over the colors for many days!

And Steve, thanks for the feedback on the silver band. Ben said they could paint it if I wanted, but my husband liked the look of the band---and I did too.

Raya, behave--obviously Donna is able to pull herself away from the computer for longer periods of time than we can

Now that I have a phone that can get the internet, I'm on that too!
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:50 PM   #23
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OMG, I love it!!! keep posting the pic's
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:21 AM   #24
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love it! nice work!
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:37 PM   #25
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Re: Belly band—unfortunately, all fiberglass lips are not created equal... the band on my Scamp has dimensions of 5/8"W x 5/8"D, whereas my Pacer had a band 3/4"W x 1/2"D. The other problem with buying a band from Scamp is that they only sell 8' lengths, requiring about four (often not tight fitting) joints to complete the circumference.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:00 PM   #26
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Hi Robert,

Yeah, I saw that in the other thread where we discussed it; I should have come back here to note it as well.

I didn't realize Scamp only sold 8' lengths. That's a pain! I would much rather have a one-piece band like the original (on the Bolers I've seen, anyway). Too bad they couldn't curl it up for shipping.

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Stores that specialize in automotive paints and trim might be helpful in finding what you need. Most body shops can tell you where those stores are.

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Wall covering

The original stuff on the walls of my PP was a kind of dark brown shag carpeting. Yuck! I stripped it all off and used a power washer to blast off the old gunk and glue.

I found 3M Super 90 works great to glue reflectix to the cleaned fiberglass. Because I can get a bit anal about these kind of things, I used a peel-n-stick "aluminum" tape (HVAC guys use this stuff) to seal the seams.

Note: if you plan to run any 12V wires to lighting, do this before you apply the reflectix. I use the same aluminum tape to hold wires flat to the walls.

Once everything is covered with the reflectix, I start laying out my new wall fabric pieces. Because of the PP's curves, I found it best to use a fabric that has some stretch to it, and is as pattern-neutral as possible.

For my TWCampster re-do, I found a upholstery fabric on sale at a local fabric store. It has a tweed-like texture and very neutral color and pattern.

With this material I found it best to use contact cementórolling the glue onto the reflectix and cloth assured a very good bond.

Lastly, to cover edges, joints and seams, I created my own trim using strips of the fabric. With first, the help of a hot iron, then a dab of cement, I folded the sides of the strips over about 1/2 inch, giving me a "clean" edge for my trim. This then got glued into position as needed.
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