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Old 03-28-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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As some of you know, I am working on repairing the roof, ceiling, and walls on my 96 Funchaser. I ordered the Eternabond and it will be here in a couple of days. I also found a 5 gallon bucket of KoolSeal and have a question. What is your opinion of using Koolseal on the inside ceiling instead of paneling. I can buy sheets of 1/8 lauan for around 14 dollars a piece, where paneling is $30 a sheet. I should have about 2 gallons of koolseal left after coating the roof that may end up going to waste. This would give me a nice white finish on the ceiling plus I could use ceiling glitter for a classy look if it would work, plus save me about $80.00. What do you all think about doing this. I can also coat the lauan before I put it up if I have to.

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Old 03-28-2012, 02:16 AM   #2
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As some of you know, I am working on repairing the roof, ceiling, and walls on my 96 Funchaser. I ordered the Eternabond and it will be here in a couple of days. I also found a 5 gallon bucket of KoolSeal and have a question. What is your opinion of using Koolseal on the inside ceiling instead of paneling. I can buy sheets of 1/8 lauan for around 14 dollars a piece, where paneling is $30 a sheet. I should have about 2 gallons of koolseal left after coating the roof that may end up going to waste. This would give me a nice white finish on the ceiling plus I could use ceiling glitter for a classy look if it would work, plus save me about $80.00. What do you all think about doing this. I can also coat the lauan before I put it up if I have to.

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I think the outgassing of the product would make the trailer smell odd,if the inside of the trailer got warm it would still smell odd,not the healthyess to be around.
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you would be better off walpapering orI would buy pre papered panels, they are easier to clean and won't give off voc
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Never thought about the outgassing, but wouldn't think it would be any worse than the glues I am using. I would think anything that cleans up with soap and water wouldn't outgas that much once dried. I am more concerned with how it will stick to the lauan. I also thought about using wallpaper, 2 problems I see with that. One, wallpaper is made for a climate controlled environment, (ie expansion and contraction) Two I don't think wallpaper is made for the twisting, turning and bouncing around campers do going down the road. I'm afraid after a couple of years the edges would start coming loose plus it would be cheaper to use vinyl covered paneling than buy lauan then cover with wallpaper.

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Never thought about the outgassing, but wouldn't think it would be any worse than the glues I am using. I would think anything that cleans up with soap and water wouldn't outgas that much once dried. I am more concerned with how it will stick to the lauan. I also thought about using wallpaper, 2 problems I see with that. One, wallpaper is made for a climate controlled environment, (ie expansion and contraction) Two I don't think wallpaper is made for the twisting, turning and bouncing around campers do going down the road. I'm afraid after a couple of years the edges would start coming loose plus it would be cheaper to use vinyl covered paneling than buy lauan then cover with wallpaper.

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I would just try to determine inside vs outside suitability/safety/hazmat of the coating, like Camp-TWC eluded to. maybe website or even calling the company's 800 number and asking them, about chemical aspects if used indoors.

Im like you though, wouldn't have given it a second thought had I not seen people post in this thread... In fact, I thought about using a pickup bedliner product in the shower area... I've slept in the pickup that has that liner in it, under a bed cap, but liner had been on for years, Now I dont "think" I have erroneously exposed my self to a risk? I dunno, smells fine and all that.

After that find a 2x4 maybe 3ft long, maybe paint it all up, let it dry and see if it smells and all that? after making sure I guess you arent exposing yourself to some chemical that can kill/hurt you?
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garyk52,

Why not contact a Kool-White tech and get their opinion? Not having painted my roof with the Kool-White yet, I don't know what the consistency/texture is like. A rubberized texture may not be a great idea[?].

Regarding the eterna-bond tape. I just got my third roll in today's mail and will finish up with all my taping today. I may even get some primer on and start the painting tomorrow. If all goes well, I will post some pics on my roof repair post tonight.

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