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Old 11-29-2015, 12:26 AM   #29
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We changed out all the knobs, hinges, towel bars, and light fixtures a while back! We still have the cheesy brass colored shower enclosure frame because the cost of a new Basco unit is $1200+. I might try a less expensive enclosure but I haven't decided yet. There is always something to do but the the money only goes so far. We like to spend at least a little on diesel and campgrounds.
It means alot to me to hear from a pro like yourself that it looks OK. The doorway was a real booger with the rounded trim and the bolt to hold the door open. I used a coping saw and then cheated with some tan caulk. It's good enough for us and much better than the carpet. They used some high quality carpet and it was in great shape but the color was outdated and it was hard to keep clean.


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I realize this is a flooring thread, and I'm not trying to hijack, but I wanted to comment on the post above, especially related to the shower. I got rid of all the tacky polished brass as well. I ended up painting the reading lamps and the overhead fixture over the table. I also disassembled the shower as far as I could - removal of all the parts not caulked. I painted all of them. Then I masked off the shower stall and sprayed the remainder of the shower frame. Not a perfect job, but much better than what it was. I do need to touch up a couple of spots, but it does look good. I used Rustoleum's satin nickel paint and covered with several coats of satin clear of the same line.
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I still have the gold shower, also- and some light fixtures- and some pulls- the beat goes on~
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I realize this is a flooring thread, and I'm not trying to hijack, but I wanted to comment on the post above, especially related to the shower. I got rid of all the tacky polished brass as well. I ended up painting the reading lamps and the overhead fixture over the table. I also disassembled the shower as far as I could - removal of all the parts not caulked. I painted all of them. Then I masked off the shower stall and sprayed the remainder of the shower frame. Not a perfect job, but much better than what it was. I do need to touch up a couple of spots, but it does look good. I used Rustoleum's satin nickel paint and covered with several coats of satin clear of the same line.

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That's a good idea. How long ago did you paint the shower and how is it holding up?


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There are different grades of OSB. I recommend you use the water resistant variety, it's not waterproof, but it is certified for use in humid conditions.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:32 PM   #33
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That's a good idea. How long ago did you paint the shower and how is it holding up?


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I did it last spring after purchasing the coach. So far so good. We've only been out 5 times this year, mostly long weekends, but one week-long vacation. It seems to be holding up very well. The problem I had was painting the pieces inside the coach that were left because they were caulked. Its a real pita to paint inside as it quickly becomes a fog bank. The key is prep. I used a green scotchbrite pad on everything to rough it up and remove the gloss. I then wiped it down with mineral spirits. Then shot a number of light coats, followed by clear coats. Inside, the paint pulled away in a couple of places when I pulled the tape loose. Of course, the paint does not stick well (actually not at all) to the silicone caulk they used. I bought a tube of white paintable silicone caulk. My plan is to put a thin layer of that over the existing silicone, hoping for at least a minimal bond. This will help the appearance. Regardless, it looks a darn sight better than that shiny gold crap there before. Like the other poster, I changed all the pulls, hinges, and faucets. I was impressed by how well the Rust O Leum worked. Its primer and paint in one. Not the regular ROL.
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