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  1. I abandoned the idea of trying to clean up the fiberglass as it took about 20 minutes just to clean a 6" x 6" area. That was using a heat gun and a putty knife. I ended up using Filon to replace the old siding. I would hesitate to use power tools as one wrong move and you could puncture/rip/tear the fiberglass. Thanx Oregon Steve "Never never doubt what nobody is sure about." -Willy Wonka
  2. Thank you SO much for sharing! I used the 3M Hi-Strength 90 spray adhesive today and it is AWESOME!!! Even though it was not much above 50 degrees outside (minimum application temp per 3M support rep) the stuff worked GREAT! I was seriously looking at purchasing the Stabond T-440 adhesive, but at $320 a gallon it was going to be a hard pill to swallow. Paying about $25 for two cans of the 3M and it working was a happy moment. Finally I can finish the back (cut-outs and install for tail lights and back window, and install corner moulding). Kindest Regards OregonSteve "Neve
  3. Hi- I am just starting my renovation project and am trying to find out what kind of adhesive to use to fasten Filon to plywood/lauan. I rebuilt my back wall and the original corrugated fiberglass is pretty trashed. I already tried Weldwood water-based contact cement but it was very thin and didn't have the sticking capacity I need. The Filon is cut to fit but is slightly bowed so I need something that's gonna stick tight quick and then I call roll the air bubbles out of it. Thanx OregonSteve "Never never doubt what nobody is sure about." -Willy Wonka
  4. Hi...Hope you are still a part of this site and monitoring posts. Can you tell me how you fastened the Filon to the back wall? I rebuilt the back wall on my '86 Dolphin and I have Filon cut to fit but I first tried Weldwood water-based contact cement and it didn't do anything. What type of adhesive did you use? Thanx OregonSteve "Never never doubt what nobody is sure about." -Willy Wonka
  5. So how did it go with the Filon? What adhesive did you (or anybody else)use? I replaced the back wall on my '86 Dolphin and have Filon that I want to put on the outside but I tried Weldwood water-based contact cement (that's what I used for the EPS insulation) but it didn't do squat with the Filon. I bought an 8' x 10' roll of Filon and cut my pieces and layed them out to "relax" but they still have a slight bow to them and wouldn't stick. Any suggestions on what type of adhesive to use would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Especially since I'm up against the colder temps now and need to get it done
  6. Hi- I finally got to work on rebuilding the back wall on my '86 Dolphin. The back wall is the bathroom and there's plenty of rot. I've removed the siding BUT there's a lot of the luan wood layer still stuck to it. Do you know the best way to get that stuff off? Thanx OregonSteve "Never never doubt what nobody is sure about." -Willy Wonka
  7. Here are the wiring diagrams from my owner's manual for 1986 Dolphin. Not sure why the images decided on their own orientation???
  8. Hi- So... my newly purchased '86 Dolphin needs the entire back wall replaced. The shell or skin is fiberglass and has two seams running horizontally, one about midline and one near the roof. Can you tell me how to go about removing this to do the repairs... and how to re-place it once the work is done? I've seen several videos where repair work is done on RVs with aluminum skins but am guessing this is a bit different. Thanx ORegonSteve "Never never doubt what nobody is sure about." -Willy Wonka
  9. Hi- I have the same issue. Purchased a "new" '86 Toyota Dolphin that came without an auxiliary battery. I sort of understand the method WME described... Could you explain it to me in a little more detail? I've worked with multimeters before but it's been about 25 years. Also, I looked everywhere in the coach but can't find a fuse panel. [Update] Found the fuse panel...right next to the power converter!!! 😀 Shore Power works!!! Thanx OregonSteve "Never never doubt what nobody is sure about." -Willy Wonka
  10. BobBeery- Did you do the repairs yourself? My '86 Dolphin needs the entire back wall replaced. Do you have any pointers? Do I work from the outside or the inside? Thanx OregonSteve
  11. Hi- I just got an '86 Dolphin and the whole back wall (it's the bathroom) needs to be replaced. I'm not sure if I do it from the inside or the outside... Any pointers? Thanx OregonSteve
  12. 86Dolphino, do you still have manuals to share? I just got an '86 and it's kinda in pieces. I'm determined to put it back together and am looking for any reference materials I can get. Thanx Steve Eugene, OR
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