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Old 04-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Ceiling Panels

The below picture is a photograph of my RVís ceiling. There are plastic strips that run between the vinyl panels. These plastic strips have turned an ugly dark yellow. Has anyone tried replacing these?




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It is my understanding that seam hider is difficult to remove, since both panels fit into a grove in the seam. I'm sure someone on here has attempted to replace it, hopefully they can chime in.
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There are plastic strips that run between the vinyl panels. These plastic strips have turned an ugly dark yellow.
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I suggest the following:
1.) Clean the surface of the discolored strips.
2.) Apply painters tape to the vinyl along both edges of the strips.
3.) Dip a paint brush in paint that matches the color of the vinyl.
4.) Paint the discolored strip.
5.) Remove the masking tape.
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You can try this, but it likely requires removing them.

http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-t...lowed-plastic/
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Yep I got them but mine were/are wood with wallpaper wrapped around ea. one (Factory). I went to HD and bought some screen molding that has a pattern scrolled in to it and is a little wider. I am just going to do a lite sand and spray with a clear. I think it is going to look nice.
Can you remove them? If so I would use Bleach white (for tires) that might brighten them up. Or do what I'm planning on doing???
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Call FW parts, they are available. Yup they will break when you try to remove. FW number 1-800-322-8216
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Question

Thanks everyone for the great ideas.

Does this plastic strip help hold the ceiling panels up? In other words, might the panels fall if I remove the strip?

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Thanks everyone for the great ideas.

Does this plastic strip help hold the ceiling panels up? In other words, might the panels fall if I remove the strip?

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Nope, panels should be glued to cieling
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Nope, panels should be glued to cieling
Ok, thanks Stink.

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Can you tell me how to remove the strips?


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I pulled mine down using a putty knife, and gently loosen from ceiling. Mine are wood though not sure if yours are plastic or wood but should work the same.
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What can it hurt to try and brighten them back up in place with a cleaning agent or an appropriate paint.

Krylon and others have purpose made paints for vehicle interiors.

It's worth a try and if you don't like the result, demo them all out and replace. Be prepared for the new strips to now be whiter than your ceiling panels...lol
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