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Old 06-14-2015, 09:21 PM   #21
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My old 40' BB had acoustic panels over the driver/doghouse area and I had exactly what you fear...constantly raining tiny fiberglass particles. I covered mine with some thin backed carpet.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:25 AM   #22
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Our BB has those same acoustic panels and I've been dying to know what they are there for.

So far nothings popping out of the holes yet.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:33 AM   #23
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All those tiny holes break up sound and less bounces back than with a smooth panel. Actually makes quite a bit of difference. The problem being that in many installations, the fiberglass batting is right behind it and after a while can begin filtering down through those same holes. Almost unnoticeable since only tiny fibers get through, but not anything you want to be breathing or have in a closed environment.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:14 PM   #24
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I hate the fiberglass crap with a passion.

The older it gets, the more it fragments and falls on you.

Same in home reno's. The older the stuff gets, it just turns to deadly dust when you try to remove it.

Once in you lungs or clothes, it never comes out. After all it's glass.

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Old 06-15-2015, 02:47 PM   #25
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Have to wonder how long it will be before we are seeing lawyers on TV advertising big money for "victims of fiberglass insulation".

I'm convinced the crap is every bit as bad as asbestos and should be outlawed.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:12 PM   #26
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lol tango, i'm thinking the same thing. no matter where it gets on you, it is not safe. good thing we were wearing protective equipment when removing. I've found this recycled insulation that is denim, and has the same R-values as fiberglass insulation and you need no equipment to handle it and can breathe it safely. why they hadn't thought of this 30 years ago i don't know.... IF anyone hears of a class action lawsuit for fiberglass insulation let me know. lol.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:20 PM   #27
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as moldy as my fiberglass was, I would imagine denim to be quite a nightmare in a bus environment. Imagine the smell of a bunch of moldy levi's encapsulating you!
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:29 PM   #28
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well there goes the denim idea, good point. Although my fiberglass was actually in great shape, no mold at all really just dust and spiders. I'm gonna have to dig into the insulation thread here and get some ideas.
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The company is called Bonded Logic. The insulation is treated for mold etc resistance, and comes in interesting configurations. It looks like something you should try out and report back.
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from that page-
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UltraTouch contains an EPA registered fungal inhibitor to actively resist the growth of mold, fungi and bacteria.
in a metal box like a bus, the condensation is going to be overwhelming for something like denim. Sure it may hold up for a spell, but its ORGANIC and will eventually mold.
This stuff is made for actual houses. For applications where actual fiberglass would work.
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