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Re: Guess I’d better introduce myself over here...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:28 pm
by MatBirch
pchast wrote:Question... Is there much fussing making the tape conform when going around the
curve and onto the perpendicular side. I notice no folds nor slitting.....

Thanks


Nope not really. My curves are a 24” radius, and it went on really smoothly. I attached the top side first and allowed the glue to set up a bit. I then coated both the surface and the back side of the tape. I spritzed the tape with water, and it relaxes it a lot. It also seems to begin to shrink up. I just slowly started working my way around the curve, keeping the puckers evenly spaced. Lots of little ones, not allowing for any large puckers. Keep working them out, and eventually they all laid flat and smooth with no lifting. Took about 1-2 minutes per curve.
I don’t know how tight of a radius one could tackle, but I’d guess maybe 16”?? With a heat gun and more spritzing...?
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This is 3” wide tape, so narrower would fall somewhere between easier to bend, but more likely to lift. Lol.

Re: Guess I’d better introduce myself over here...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:17 pm
by MatBirch
Off to paint!

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Tired of fighting the weather, so a buddy offered me to use his shop to get my painting done! What a great guy! First, he loans his rv to another friend for a scouting camp, then “since the shop’s empty, why don’t you bring it over here?”
:beer: :beer:

I sadly had to hack up my fenders. I had the wheels off to get it low enough to get under my roof. Unfortunately, I didn’t leave enough room in the wheelwell to get them back on :R
I can recover though, and still make them look nice! :thumbsup:

Re: Guess I’d better introduce myself over here...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:02 pm
by MatBirch
Paint is done!

Lots of work, but I’m incredibly pleased with how it turned out!

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Next to finish up the rough electrical, and get the insulation sprayed. ...and build some doors. :thumbsup:

Re: Guess I’d better introduce myself over here...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:26 pm
by OP827
This is a great looking camper you are building! Thanks for sharing your build and new ideas! :thumbsup: :applause: