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Old 04-24-2003, 03:09 PM   #41
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Use lacquer thinner to remove the unwanted silicone, adhesive, or whatever you call that goop that somebody aparently didn't know what to use in the seam. It should enable you to clean it up nicely. Use plenty of rags! Another good reason NOT to use any silicone products.

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Old 04-25-2003, 05:45 AM   #42
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i hear ya

ray, thanks for the tip. i will try the laquer thinner. and you have convinced me to avoid silicone caulk.

i've also decided to take out the fresh water tank and the 12-volt system, which only consists of two lights. i'm also going to take out the dinette completely and build a bed with storage under.

i bought a new wiring harness and will replace the tail lights and wiring, which is a mess anyway.

the more i look the more work need to be done. maybe i should quit looking?;)



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Old 04-25-2003, 12:09 PM   #43
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I'm in the same ball park

I will also try the lacquer thinner. I have gobs of silicone in every nook in cranny in my Love Bug. Kent, it's always the way that as you dig, the more you will find. I'm an expert at it between my VWs, my 1904 cottage rennovation, and my Love Bug. Life would be dull with out surprises:lol



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Old 04-27-2003, 04:06 PM   #44
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Lacquer thinner is Amazing!

I went out and got some lacquer thinner as Ray suggested. I can't believe how this stuff works. It's a time consuming process but I'll post pictures after I am finished. All I can say is WOW!



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Old 04-27-2003, 07:04 PM   #45
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I went out and got some lacquer thinner as Ray suggested. I can't believe how this stuff works. It's a time consuming process but I'll post pictures after I am finished. All I can say is WOW!
Jamie: The lacquer thinner works wonders. It won't harm most surfaces. Don't use on plastic type surfaces. But for most situations, and a little elbow grease, it'll clean up the worse mess.
It won't affect gelcoat or the fiberglass. It's great as a cleaning agent to clean up the worse moldy and mildewed camper's exterior.

- Ray



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Old 05-11-2003, 07:04 AM   #46
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here's a good one....

hi - i'm still around. i've been stripping everything out of my love bug and assessing repairs. here's my latest problem: it took me a while to figure out why someone added these wooden strips to the ceiling. it was to hold up the sagging ensolite! apparently, he never heard of adhesive. he drilled holes thru the roof and bolted the strips. adding insult to injury, he then used a grey silicone sealant on the exposed nuts on the roof. obviously, this has to go. my question is this: what do i use to patch the holes in the roof? i'd like to hear from egg owners who have done it successfuly.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ebe49d65d3dfceiling strips.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ebe49f734908roof.jpg/>



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Old 05-11-2003, 08:33 AM   #47
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hi - i'm still around. i've been stripping everything out of my love bug and assessing repairs. here's my latest problem: it took me a while to figure out why someone added these wooden strips to the ceiling. it was to hold up the sagging ensolite! apparently, he never heard of adhesive. he drilled holes thru the roof and bolted the strips. adding insult to injury, he then used a grey silicone sealant on the exposed nuts on the roof. obviously, this has to go. my question is this: what do i use to patch the holes in the roof? i'd like to hear from egg owners who have done it successfuly.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ebe49d65d3dfceiling strips.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ebe49f734908roof.jpg/>
Kent:

To make it simple, use DUCT TAPE on the inside then use the fiberglass resin and hardener mix to fill in the holes from the outside. I mix the fiberglass in plastic paper cups. This is good for use, but discard when hardened. I found that the SOLO plastic cups or bowls work BEST. Use a small chip brush, and drip just enough fiberglass to fill the hole. Let it harden. In about a half hour to hour pull off the duct tape on the inside. Then using small pieces of the fiberglass matted material as opposed to the fiberglass weave. Use the chip brush, paint around the hole, cover with fiberglass material, and coat with fiberglass mix, use several layers. About three is best.

Here is a photo from the inside after I filled the holes left after I removed the U-Haul Camper #2's solar panel.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ebe61600e0ccMvc-002f.jpg/>

- Ray



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