The Big Pink, Foamie damage !

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The Big Pink, Foamie damage !

Postby tac422 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:54 am

edited to add note: This is a continuation of Mike's 10' Foamie http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=44091


Wow! What an awesome site !

So I've been reading for several weeks now, and following several builds while gathering "parts" and info.

THANK YOU Mike and Mitchell !! (more on that later :D )

I figured I might as well start a "build" thread ...I'll start at the top.
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I have some damage to repair to the foam, which I was just going to fix with sprayfoam until I saw ghcoe using drywall corners on his #1 build. Thanks George !
So I went looking and found two types of plastic archway drywall corners, one bullnose (rounded) and one right angle. These are designed to go around curves. Perfect, they will add protection to the corners and give nice clean edges to the curves.

So , I did a little experiment to see if it might work... pictures should be attached.(if I did it right). I used Gripper, but might try TB2 as GPW has had better results on his Foamstream canvassing. Thanks GPW !
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Corner to foam test.

I'm planning on using the right angle along the entire bottom of the tear drop, including the wheelwells, and the bullnose along the side edges.

I'll fill in the top damage with foam and put the bullnose over top of that. Everything will get covered with canvas.
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Canvas over edging test

It's a nice tight bond, the holes in the plastic allow the gripper to come though to the canvas.
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Re: new old build

Postby KCStudly » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:07 am

Welcome!

So it sounds like you are fairly well along in your build. Can you give us an overview of what you are building (size, profile style, trailer type, etc.) and what type of camping you plan on using it for?

More pics are always welcome, too. Perhaps something of an overview shot?
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Re: new old build

Postby Mary C » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:41 am

Welcome, and what KC said, remember we are still new to the the foamie realm few years and need things put in plain simple stuff with lots of pictures, experiments and explaining. We are still experimenting and reporting back on what we find. Like I own few clamps so I find working with some glues not great and with the humidity so high here in GA right now, some wont dry probably for weeks. so what works for some doesn't necessarily work for others. I am not sure by your pictures where you are on your build can you please explain. you have me wondering. Or did I miss your build thread on another thread? I have been working so much lately, and I have not read :oops: and my 62 CRS keeps cropping up.

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Re: new old build

Postby GPW » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:06 pm

Tac, looks like "The Bear" got to your foam ... :o :frightened: What happened ?
Drywall corners ... Cool find !!! :thumbsup: Probably lots of stuff out there we could adapt for our uses ... 8)
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Re: new old build

Postby tac422 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:02 pm

Here's what my goal is ....

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except fullsize :) of course
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Re: new old build

Postby GPW » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:19 pm

Cool Choice !!! 8) :thumbsup:
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Re: new old build

Postby atahoekid » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:29 pm

That will be awesome!!! Welcome to the world of Foamies.... I wish I had thought of dry wall corners when I was building mine. I rounded all of my corners because I used fiberglass on my build and fiberglass doesn't go around corners well. If I had thought of it I would have squared off my corners. We love :pictures: :pictures: :pictures: Keep us up to date! :thumbsup: :) :thumbsup:
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Re: new old build

Postby wagondude » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:25 pm

Is this the resurrection of Mike's foam standy? Kudos to you for taking on that project. :thumbsup:
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The Big Pink....con't

Postby tac422 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:11 pm

Wagondude,
Yep, you guessed it ! That didn't take long ...
I was wondering how long before somebody recognized it !


Back to the build, I ordered some new windows that fit great. I'm going to put some foam corners in to canvas over before I install them.
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here's my wheel well effort.
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Re: new old build

Postby couponjnp » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:38 pm

Wow, that's great!! Lucky you. As you already got nicely profiled standby. Looking forward to your build.

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Re: new old build

Postby GPW » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:29 am

Tac, so you’re the one ... lucky guy !!! 8)
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Re: new old build... yep, It's the big Pink

Postby Mary C » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:47 pm

TAC, You are doing great!!! and what a find!!! congratulation!!! You will do fine, sounds like you got it down!!!!

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Re: new old build... yep, It's the big Pink

Postby atahoekid » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:07 pm

AWESOME!!! I'm glad someone is gonna take the ball and run with it. It was our great leader Mike who convinced me it was worth building a foamy. I am so thrilled someone is gonna finish it. Looking forward to watching this one to completion... :applause: :thumbsup: :D
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The big Pink

Postby tac422 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:49 am

Thanks for all the well wishes !
I consider myself very lucky to have gotten this. THANK YOU MIKE and MITCHELL !! :applause:
What a great start to a tear drop !


I tried using TB2 yesterday to install more of the drywall corners ... well, that didn't work at all !
It didn't bond to the plastic, and wouldn't stay in place on the foam. It keep running to the bottom, and dripping off.
So I'm going to stick with the Gripper to do the corners. Here's a close up of the Gripper.

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Re: the big Pink ... con't

Postby KCStudly » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:04 am

If the gripper is working for you that's great.

If you were to try the TB again you might scuff the plastic trim with some sand paper first (give it some "tooth") and use bamboo skewers poked thru the little holes in the trim to hold it in place until the glue sets up. Proven method in Foamies.
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