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Old 04-06-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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The Great Bathroom Remodel - Day 2

Well, I've wrapped up Day 2 working on the bathroom and I'm getting closer to completion.

90% of the FRP board is now installed, and the vent pipe has been reinstalled. Unfortunately, the trim rings scraped the paint off a bit, so I'll need to tape everything off around it and touch it up when I do the caulking work tomorrow.

The bathroom is really bright now. That white FRP really boosts the light output of the single bulb fixture in the bathroom. I can only imagine what its going to be like with the mirror fronted medicine cabinet reinstalled.

The trim ring I used around the top of the bathroom is the original trim ring that was in there, I just wiped it with some paint thinner and then applied a bead of sealant along the back (Something it didn't have originally).

And my thanks, again, goes to DakotaCamper for the donation of the Fantastic Fan that's in there as well. That fan has come in really handy for removing the fumes from the remodel work. I just have to remember to pull the bathroom door open all the way or the thing will suck the thing shut, even on low.

Anyway, here's the pictures from today's work, click the image to view it bigger:



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I know this is old, but I am going to be redoing my bathroom. How has this held up? Where do you get FRP board? Any tips for doing this?
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I know this is old, but I am going to be redoing my bathroom. How has this held up? Where do you get FRP board? Any tips for doing this?

The bathroom has held up really well, including the use of some fairly caustic cleaners being used on it the past few years (CLR Bathroom Cleaner, Lime-a-way bathroom cleaner, both of which are caustic for the removal of iron build up).

FRP can be found at Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, take your pick of large hardware stores. You might also be able to find the smooth FRP sheets vs the Orange peel, which is what I have.

If I could have done it with smooth, I would have, but no one here locally had it.

As to tips in remodeling, if your shower pan isn't in the best of shape, replace it, if needed, have a sheet metal shop bend you a nice custom pan out of stainless, which will last pretty much forever.
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That's one thing I really like about my 78 Xplorer. Much of the interior is white which is unusual for a 70s RV. The ceiling is white throughout, the walls in the bed area are all white, the outer wall surrounding the bathroom is white and the inside of the bathroom is all off white plastic. So it's pretty bright inside.

It does have dark fake woodrain on the small upper cabinet doors, the closet door, lower cabinet doors and the drawers but the counter top (what little it has) and wall around the sink/stove is a light fake woodgrain color.

It doesn't look so dark and dingy as travel trailers and perhaps larger motorhomes from that era do.
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That's one thing I really like about my 78 Xplorer. Much of the interior is white which is unusual for a 70s RV. The ceiling is white throughout, the walls in the bed area are all white, the outer wall surrounding the bathroom is white and the inside of the bathroom is all off white plastic. So it's pretty bright inside.

It does have dark fake woodrain on the small upper cabinet doors, the closet door, lower cabinet doors and the drawers but the counter top (what little it has) and wall around the sink/stove is a light fake woodgrain color.

It doesn't look so dark and dingy as travel trailers and perhaps larger motorhomes from that era do.
Odds are you have one of two things, it's actually a vinyl coated paneling, or it's that odd white board that I've seen alot of from that time that's actually kind of like Formica, except it's like a thin coated particle board.
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The walls around the bathroom and closet a bit has a textured vinyl sheeting over thin metal.

The ceiling throughout and walls around 3/4 of the the bed area is fiberglass.

The very back of the van and the entire roof are a single huge piece of fiberglass. It makes for a roof that can only leak around the roof vent or ac... very nice. I just had a brand new roof vent put in so now the only leak it may have is around the roof AC.

This is the bed area (before the new roof vent install). All the white ceiling and wall you see is fiberglass.




This is the thin textured vinyl over metal (and fiberglass ceiling):

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Very Nice . You don't see too many where the fiberglass has held up well as they age .
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