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Old 11-30-2014, 11:18 AM   #21
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what is the advantage of the self etching primer?
You'll need to etch galvanized or otherwise zinc coated steel products. Otherwise the paint won't stick. You can either use an acid to etch (such as Ospho), then prime and paint as usual, or you can use a self-etching primer then paint. Self-etching primer removes a step in the process, though I don't think it's as effective as the full 3-part process. I've been having good luck with it on the satin-coated steel, but for properly galvanized steel I use the 3-part process.

Etching is still a good idea on normal, new sheet metal as well. Helps the paint to bite in.

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also, originally i was dead set on using 2" foam board in my walls for insulation. then i found a pourable expanding foam option that i am leaning towards now. my question is why does nobody use the old school fiberglass batts or rolls? is water the issue or is it the better closed envelope that expanding foam gives you?
Have you pulled your interior walls yet? Most people will find fibreglass insulation back there.. usually covered in black mold. It seems that fibreglass is simply a poor choice for being sandwiched between metal since humidity condenses on metal and fibreglass acts as a sponge. Rigid foam insulation (when gaps are taped or filled with spray foam) and spray foam are nearly vapour barriers, have higher R-values and aren't as absorbent as fibreglass.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:22 AM   #22
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Re: Skiddy- 1991 MVP

Here's a discussion about satin-coat sheet metal, for those who are interested:
http://www.finishing.com/421/36.shtml
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:15 PM   #23
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While our original plan did not include the demo of our ceiling, after lots of reading through threads, we decided a couple nights ago that it was a necessary step in our conversion. So for the last couple nights I have been removing ceiling panels... some screws come right out and other screws take a little more persuasion. In spite of the added labor, I am really pumped about this decision. I just know the end product will be that much better. plus i'm loving some of the alternative ceiling options i've seen so far.

other news, sheet metal skins for windows should be ready to pick up by monday at the latest. Going saturday to get 3" and 2" insulation board for $15 dollars/board(wouldn't have thought to check here, but i saw that queen of peace scored his insulation on craigslist).
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:48 AM   #24
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Yes- paneling the windows and pulling out the ceilings are the way to go in my opinion. So your ceilings are screwed on? Thats great- I have tons of rivets.
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Well.. Its been quite some time since this thread was updated so there's quite a bit to say. I'll just let pictures do most of the talking, but I do have a couple of questions... For instance, what is being used to fill holes on top of counter sunk screws? Will regular wood filler stand up to road vibration or is caulk or wood glue a better option?
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If you want to put something really tough in there fill it with auto body putty.
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I'll just let pictures do most of the talking

Where are the talking pictures????
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