Post by ladywendolyn on Apr 17, 2020 13:20:11 GMT -8
@vikx do you recommend using black wood preservative or anything on the exposed wood before the tin goes on? I am worried about the new wood by my trunk as it clearly rotted the quickest last time. I was actually thinking even of a couple of coats of marine paint?
"I don't care how much it cost, I don't care how long it takes. It's a dream and I am doing it right"
I was on Youtube doing some trailer research and clicked on a time lapse video of a vintage camper restoration. I wanted to cry.
It was a video that highlighted what NOT TO DO with your restoration.
1. Kneel on the top of the roof as you patch and caulk over an existing vent hole. At least they used putty tape for the vent cover base. 2. Applying several coats of roof coating 3. Did not pull the skins. Front wall was water damaged under the front window, so they repaired from the inside out. (This was the only panel they replaced.) 4. Filled in gaps between front wall internal supports with spray foam. 5. Bondo to fill any holes that had any water damage. 6. Sadly, the water damage at least that was visible was very minimal on this trailer. I would have graded water damage at a B+.(F being really bad) The ceiling was nearly pristene as were the wall tops! So much beauty and they painted over it... The neighbors heard me scream, "Noooooooo!!!!". Don't get me wrong - I am okay with painting when you are doing a frame off, but when the original wood is in nice shape it pains ME.
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Not the way I want to enjoy my morning. There are many videos that are far worse than this on Youtube that highlight the wrong way to do all this. For you newbies to the hobby, please do your research here on the forum before you plow forward.
Be well my friends.
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2021 5:54:17 GMT -8 by Teachndad
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