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Old 06-13-2017, 09:13 PM   #21
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If the Ensolite is loose near the seams, I'd reattach it first. Contact cement, maybe? If there are any bubbles, make a very small hole, inject adhesive, and push back into place. Contact cement is nice because if you let it get tacky before putting the pieces together, they will grab and hold.

Clean very thoroughly.

Then caulk. I'll say it again- paintable latex, not silicone. Even if the seams are wide, or if there are gouges in the Ensolite, just fill them in with caulk. Smooth with a damp rag or finger, then texture if desired. Let it cure thoroughly.

Next prime and paint. Old threads will have specific product recommendations. Try searching using "Site Search/Google" (bottom of the "Search" menu) on "paint Ensolite."

Best wishes!
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #22
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If the Ensolite is loose near the seams, I'd reattach it first. Contact cement, maybe? If there are any bubbles, make a very small hole, inject adhesive, and push back into place. Contact cement is nice because if you let it get tacky before putting the pieces together, they will grab and hold.

Clean very thoroughly.

Then caulk: I'll say it again- paintable latex, not silicone. Even if the seams are wide, or if there are gouges in the Ensolite, just fill them in with caulk. Smooth with a damp rag or finger, then texture if desired. Let it cure thoroughly.

Next prime and paint. Old threads will have specific product recommendations. Try searching using "Site Search/Google" (bottom of the "Search" menu) on "paint Ensolite."

Best wishes!


Thanks so much! I have a new plan! I've got the primer and paint figured out and bought. Was just stuck on this preparation stage.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:10 AM   #24
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Hi Melody, just went back through these posts, did you ever get a $ on the body repairs? Do have to agree with your post #17, safety items all working before mods/decorating and using it for a season as some find the mods they thought they wanted/needed turned out to be wrong for the way they camped. FWIW, if the body damage isn't leaking, I'd use it as is for now. Also, I've had a few RVs that I had to light the refer from the outside. You're only lighting the pilot flame from there and one has to be inside for that. Your pups off the hook for learnin' a new trick .
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Hi Melody, just went back through these posts, did you ever get a $ on the body repairs? Do have to agree with your post #17, safety items all working before mods/decorating and using it for a season as some find the mods they thought they wanted/needed turned out to be wrong for the way they camped. FWIW, if the body damage isn't leaking, I'd use it as is for now. Also, I've had a few RVs that I had to light the refer from the outside. You're only lighting the pilot flame from there and one has to be inside for that. Your pups off the hook for learnin' a new trick .
I'm doing the body repairs myself. Hopefully that'll be done in a couple of weeks as I've spent 4 or 5 days already. Slow going waiting for layers to dry. I am now fixing up to sell unfortunately.
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