coachline tape

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  1. Pete45

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    Hi All,been looking for new coachline tape for my RV,as the old coachline is not looking that good now.but it need to be 2" wide,been on eBay,that was no good.
    So may be one of you may know were i may get it from,the RV is 35ft.thanks for looking. Pete & Shirl (Arizona Chief) :thumb:
     
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    Try a local vehicle signwriter. They will be able to copy the originals or if you want a change do something totally different!! :thumb:

    Only problem tends to be getting the old ones off without damaging the paint:cry:
     
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    sorry to hijack..

    but is there any product that can make a neat edging around the seams of my old van?

    it needs to be flexible, cheap, and somehow waterproof... I just want to neaten the outside edges where the roof meets the walls etc..tape doesnt really work..

    dont forget this is an old van that loves ingenuiety


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    :BigGrin:

    A large oil tanker would value it as an anchor :Rofl1:

    thanks
     
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    To remove old decals use a hair drier on them, they will then peel off.

    When putiing new ones on, put some diluted washing up liquid on the van and this will allow you to slip the decals about into position. Use a cloth the 'rub' out any air bubbles.

    Once the liquid dries off underneath the decal, it will stick.

    Peter
     
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    Clean off the old mastic, use masking tape for the edges and then use Sikaflex 512 to seal, once its set, remove masking tape and you will have a neat join.

    Costs £8-50 a tube.

    Peter


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    Sikaflex-512 Caravan, which is available in 300ml cartridges, is a premium product, as used by leading manufacturers, and is ideal for such jobs as awning rails, TV antennas, gasket sealing and gap filling, furniture bonding, lap and butt joints and many other applications around a caravan, motor home or trailer
     
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    Thanks Peter, I think I was looking at a uniform plastic covering.. that is flexible to fold/ bend 90° and also to cope with the other angles along the roof/overcab..

    I have tried tape but it creases and looks naff.. maybe I am asking for something that doesn't exist.. or trying to bodge my way through..

    Wouldn't do any harm to buy a tube of sikaflex and experiment.

    :thumb:
     
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    Hi

    you could use a PVC gutter ..

    ABP Accessories - Your First Choice For Motorhome & RV Accessories - EZE RV Guttering - White - Per foot!

    or a plastic trim

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    Hi,

    If your passing by during a weekday, pop in and pick Glenn or Ians brains in the workshop.

    They will happily explain.

    Peter
     
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    thanks Peter

    just passed you twice tonight on route to Camber and back :)

    will pop over sometime

    John
     

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