Losing 15 years in one easy fablon wrap

Minxy Girl

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Aug 22, 2007
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Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
I keep looking at my glass sink/cooker covers…. Mmmmmm🤔
If you want to do them do NOT remove them as they never go back properly! I found it was easier to cut the material to shape with a 1" overlap at the sides/front, use the straight edge at the rear and you can mark where the hinges are and cut out a 'U' shape to go round them, start sticking it on from the rear gradually and then when it's all on you can go round the edges with a very sharp craft/Stanley knife to get rid of the excess and get a nice finish, if you try to do it from a template you'll still end up having to trim it as the material can give whilst fitting it and trying to cut off little overlapping bits is extremely tricky.
 
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uzsnowdrop
Jan 1, 2017
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eastbourne
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van conversion, Peug
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4 years
If you want to do them do NOT remove them as they never go back properly! I found it was easier to cut the material to shape with a 1" overlap at the sides/front, use the straight edge at the rear and you can mark where the hinges are and cut out a 'U' shape to go round them, start sticking it on from the rear gradually and then when it's all on you can go round the edges with a very sharp craft/Stanley knife to get rid of the excess and get a nice finish, if you try to do it from a template you'll still end up having to trim it as the material can give whilst fitting it and trying to cut off little overlapping bits is extremely tricky.
Good techy tip Thanks!
 
Sep 10, 2019
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Warwickshire
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Hymer camp c546
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Since 2019
Love the fablon, we did our interior table last year, just took our time :pray: looks better now as bad few scratches, small dent, hubby put little filler
in. Light sanding then fablon. All good.:clap:

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Oct 22, 2019
800
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Since 2004
did you only do the front or the sides as well?
Not sure what you mean. Took the doors off and wiped down with meths then used sticky backed plastic sheet from B&Q. Covered the outside and around the edges, did not cover insides as too mean to buy extra material. The more I see it the more I like it, may wrap some other panels but probably not in 'marble' as it may be overkill.
 
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uzsnowdrop
Jan 1, 2017
460
741
eastbourne
Funster No
46,681
MH
van conversion, Peug
Exp
4 years
What is the tip for applying without any wrinkles? Used Fablon years ago but always had wrinkles!
Lined up straight edge , pulled a bit of backing off , start to smooth it out with credit card from centre to sides. You can lift it up and re set it if you are quick, and bubbles smooth out but if you do have one or two little ones you can puncture with tiny tiny pin hole and smooth out, (it doesnt show )

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Feb 2, 2015
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Have a look at this on A Kerr site...Autotrail Scout reworked to suit the customer previously I believe?


Carolyn
If fablon is the way to go check it out...........
 

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Jul 18, 2009
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Javea, Spain/Manchester UK
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7,543
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HYMER B644
Exp
2004
Hi used wrapdirect.com really good quality,bit more expensive but worth it.

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