1995 B190 Full restoration

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Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Post by tdashmike » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:07 am

Kajun wrote:Ah ok yea a resealing will definitely help and hopefully fix ya prob.....I used Walmart fiberglass and fiberglass resin for my repairs.. my fridge has a vent on the side of the van..it’s above the fridge access panel
I've read having it on the side doesn't work very well but you can always add a fan or something later.

You can see from the photo that there are 2 rings around the chute, the outermost one for the hard cover and the inner one for a mesh screen with aluminum sidewalls. I think the water was coming through the sealant on the inner ring where water was pooling. They did not seal around the chute and as far as I can tell and they just cut a hole in the roof for it so the water was probably seeping through the cross-section part of the cut.

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Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Post by Kajun » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:26 am

Ah ok ...hopefully that did the trick for ya! I installed my maxxair fan yesterday...I had to scrap off that new silicone roofing where the fan mounts too...the butyl and lap sealant will not stick to it, since it’s 100% silicone ...gonna have to do the same for my A/C.....while I think it’s an awesome roof coating ...have everything installed and properly sealed before putting it down...mistake on my part !

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Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Post by tdashmike » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:16 am

Kajun wrote:Ah ok ...hopefully that did the trick for ya! I installed my maxxair fan yesterday...I had to scrap off that new silicone roofing where the fan mounts too...the butyl and lap sealant will not stick to it, since it’s 100% silicone ...gonna have to do the same for my A/C.....while I think it’s an awesome roof coating ...have everything installed and properly sealed before putting it down...mistake on my part !
Yeah that's a bummer but at least you figured that out before you started sealing everything. I've been using the Loctite PL which I hope will last a while. I resealed the fan yesterday and it was super hard to get off whatever they used, it was a very hard material. When I removed the refrigerator vent it was much easier, it appeared to be a different sealant.

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Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Post by Sector9surf » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:06 pm

What glue do you use for the insulation and wood you are attaching to the fiberglass? (We have one that came completely gutted and I don't have the restoration skills you do :D )

Looks like yours is going to turn out good. Keep up the good work!

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Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Post by mtodd54 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:18 pm

This is awesome.... thanks for taking us along your restoration ride. My son and I bought a 95 just 2 days ago and have already torn into the restoration (minor compared to yours), but dealing with water damage in the bunk area. It's great to see your complete teardown and so far I'm already learning a few things - thanks for taking the time to document it.

i'm curious what fabric (or carpet) you plan to use back on the bunk area? Are you using the "polypropylene blue board 1/2” insulation" any place you tore out the old pink insulation?

thanks again for your posts!
todd

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Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Post by Jazzy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:21 pm

Hello Kajun, What you are doing is amazing! We just purchased our rig, and I remembered your work on the roof and the product you used to seal it, Gaco Roof. We have a small crack on the side of our top (photo attached). Was wondering if you have any recommendations for repairing that. We are nowhere near as skilled as you are, so we were thinking to take it in for repair, but if there is any chance of doing it ourselves, "gluing it back" and sealing it, we'd appreciate any suggestions you may have. Thanks for all the restoration information you are sharing!
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Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Post by skater » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:59 am

Jazzy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Hello Kajun, What you are doing is amazing! We just purchased our rig, and I remembered your work on the roof and the product you used to seal it, Gaco Roof. We have a small crack on the side of our top (photo attached). Was wondering if you have any recommendations for repairing that. We are nowhere near as skilled as you are, so we were thinking to take it in for repair, but if there is any chance of doing it ourselves, "gluing it back" and sealing it, we'd appreciate any suggestions you may have. Thanks for all the restoration information you are sharing!
I'm no expert, but wouldn't you just use a standard fiberglass repair kit?
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