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Old 10-21-2010, 03:24 PM   #29
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Note: if you are wondering why Robert posted this information, it is because he is going to help me with my interior. Moderators: feel free to split this off to a new topic if so desired!

Robert--looks great! Fabric is on sale now----how much would I need for the Pacer? Will it mess me up too much that the windows will be reinstalled before I can get to work on the interior?

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Old 10-21-2010, 03:50 PM   #30
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About quantity: you'll have to measure your wall space to determine square yards... Typically, fabric is sold in about 60" widths. You gotta do the math, but make sure you order more you'll need, in case of snafus...

About the windows: It'd be better to install your wall fabric before your windows go back in... BUT, because you're side windows are "clam-shell" style, you could remove the inside hold-down frame ring, re-do your walls, then re-mount the window frame. Your front and back windows probably have the rubber gasket-style seals. In these cases, carefully use a blunt putty knife to push the fabric under the seal.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:51 PM   #31
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Vickie what a beautiful, classy looking paint job! Mike said it is too nice to take on the road, it might get scratch! But I think you'll want to just drive around with it to show it off!

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Old 10-22-2010, 03:09 AM   #32
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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. Note: if you plan to run any 12V wires to lighting, do this before you apply the reflectix......
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What is reflectix?

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Hi Kip,

Reflectix is a type of insulation. It's sort of a foil/plastic with air bubbles in it. Like a cross between tinfoil and the bubble wrap you use for shipping things.

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Old 10-24-2010, 12:36 AM   #34
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Very nice Vickie! I live in Omaha too and would love to see it in person!
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Hi Kip,

Reflectix is a type of insulation. It's sort of a foil/plastic with air bubbles in it. Like a cross between tinfoil and the bubble wrap you use for shipping things.

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When it is in place, is it strong enough to glue fabrick or carpet to?

Where is reflectic purchased? Expensive?

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:10 AM   #36
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back to the paint job... that looks great Vickie! will look mi-te-fine hooked up to your Ridgeline.
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Reflectix is available at your local home center.

Don't know about carpet, but gluing fabric to Reflectix works very well.
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I LOVE the color scheme! That looks really sharp!
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Hi Julie T.

I just saw your post! I sent you a pm!
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Reflectix is available at your local home center.

Don't know about carpet, but gluing fabric to Reflectix works very well.
By "home center", are you talking about Lowes, Home depot? What department? Is is ridgid flat goods, or on a roll?

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Hi Kip,

Yep, it's at places like Home Depot, Lowes. I got mine at Lowes. I think it was with the insulation products and it comes in rolls.

I got mine to make the "window darkening" panels. I cut panels out to fit in the windows at night to make it darker in the camper. It's neat stuff and super easy to work with! I just cut it with regular scissors.
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