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    Caravan project

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    well, after a bit of disappointment with a caravan in auckland i was exceedingly lucky to get a second crack at another one here in CHCH, and after catching up with Barny Rubble i became the proud new owner of a great wee project caravan.

    Need to put in the front window again and replace the rubber on the rear, but she's got the bones of a great wee project. so gadget ill be bouncing some left field ideas around the solar and batteries, but as you'll see the repainting jobs started. removed a little on the inside and am drawing up some ideas for the seats that extend to a bed, but with the three big batteries that we got she's got a bit of juice

    Barney, heres so far the outside!

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    then i started

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    Looks a good sound start.
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    have a look at that George clark amazing spaces he had some different ideas when he built his caravan thing,might give you some things to get good use out of a small caravan.
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    Thanks I am open to all suggestions and ideas, need to get electrical cert too and find someone to do windows! Plus working out how to best remove the paint on the rippled aluminium sections
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    Thats a primo Caravan!

    Now you need a Gold Fleck painted Holden Kingswood to tow it.

    Could you try a wire wheel on a angle grinder for the stippled alloy bits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    Thats a primo Caravan!

    Now you need a Gold Fleck painted Holden Kingswood to tow it.

    Could you try a wire wheel on a angle grinder for the stippled alloy bits?
    That will scuff up the ali good and proper. They do this expanded black plastic stuff for use in rotary tools, chews through paint and doesn't harm the alloy.

    Have you got access to a compressor? Go the lazy route and blast it
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    Going to be finished in time for the Toby shoot 2018, make an awesome 'office' in kurow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    That will scuff up the ali good and proper. They do this expanded black plastic stuff for use in rotary tools, chews through paint and doesn't harm the alloy.

    Have you got access to a compressor? Go the lazy route and blast it
    I had given that serious consideration as it would also save buggering up the rivets etc, and I do have this...... a gift many moons ago!
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    But I’m not sure if it would shift dust or paint???
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    @223nut, that’s a freaken awesome idea!
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    If its the kind of alloy sheet I think it is,it looks like a even stipple.But when you get the paint off,there are little craters under the paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    If its the kind of alloy sheet I think it is,it looks like a even stipple.But when you get the paint off,there are little craters under the paint.
    Yeah bit like this

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    I’ve got the next couple of days off so I want to try and break the back of the exterior sanding, blasting would be great but I’m going to head down to automotive paint shop and see what disk options I have!
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    Would spray on paint stripper not be the easiest way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Would spray on paint stripper not be the easiest way?
    Would consider it but then there is the run off on my driveway? I’m guessing it would stain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tertle View Post
    Would consider it but then there is the run off on my driveway? Iím guessing it would stain?
    Lay down some plastic, bit of aluminum tape around where you don't want it removed and 10 minutes later job done.

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    Just make sure whatever you use is compatible with aluminium. @Beetroot or @shift14 might be able to recommend a good product, the stuff they use at the jet base is amazing
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