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Old 05-06-2017, 04:09 PM   #1
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Inside foam?

Anybody know what that material is and how to get it replaced? What paint to use on it?

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Old 05-06-2017, 04:16 PM   #2
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FGRVs are manufactured with various wall coverings. Can you post pics to give us an idea as to what yours is?
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:21 AM   #3
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Thanks John. I havent taken a specific picture of it yet and it's in my friends garage where we are working on it. But some pictures anyways... It's a 1973 Unik made in Québec. The previous owner told me that someone before him mad used the wrong kind of paint so it sort of streched/shrunk, then he used a different type of paint. Can't remember what it is. I'm wondering how easy would it be to replace or what can I use to do so...or maybe just paint it to make it cleaner.

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Simon, you have Ensolite on your walls. Ensolite has a black closed cell foam backing and a very sturdy flexible textured covering. You can try to scrub it clean.

If you decide to paint it, do what others have done on this forum. Use a high quality acrylic latex primer and then an acrylic latex exterior paint. Fill seams and cuts with acrylic latex caulk.
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Thank you so much.
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Before priming, the wall surface should be cleaned aggressively with a scrub brush. We have used Scrubbing Bubbles, Krud Kutter, etc. The final cleaning is with TSP. (My DW even resorted to using a steamer.)

EDIT: In our Boler 13, we actually prepped and painted as described above. In our Trillium 4500, we cleaned and steamed, but did not paint as the ensolite was/is in great condition.
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Can ensolite without the sturdy/flexible covering be used and still painted? I'm doing a similar project and have been unable to find ensolite that isn't just the black foam.
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