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Old 09-07-2008, 08:25   #1
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looking for vinyl hulliner

We are in the process of removing all carpet on the sides of the hull on our Sunstar 36. We want to replace it with something similar to what we have in the head but are having a hard time locating anything close. It is a solid vinyl, about 1/16 to 3/32 of an inch thick, highly textured, spongy and pliable. We have found products that are close but they all have either fabric or paper backing. Any help or suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks, A.J.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:21   #2
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AJ, I'm in the process of removing all of the carpeting/vinyl headliners in my Sunstream 40 and have used textured frp panels (available at Home Depot for under $50.00 a sheet). Looks terrific and is a permanent fix. If there are significant compound curves you may have to epoxy in some wood pieces underneath, but otherwise it is fairly straight forward: make templates out of bristol board, cut with a saber/jib saw, sand the edges and use either the proprietary frp adhesive or epoxy resin. Caulk edges/seams with a good quality white bathroom silicone.

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:45   #3
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A.J.,
Sounds like you are looking for quality vinyl flooring. I purchased some years ago that had a spongy or bouncey feel.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:07   #4
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Brad, thanks for the idea of the frp panels. We thought it over and I think our hull has to tight of curves to make it work. It does seem like a nice low maintenance application.
John, we have expanded our search to include vinyl floors. Thanks for the idea.
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A.J. This might help:

Foam Backed and Pleated Vinyl - Gary's Upholstery Supplies
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Old 13-07-2008, 07:17   #6
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We would like to use the foam backed liner but have had bad experiences with the foam breaking down and the vinyl sagging or falling of the wall. Has anyone found a closed cell foam backed vinyl? Thanks A.J.
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frp?

I am in the same process and forgive me but what is 'frp'? I will know it when you say it.

thanks
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I am in the same process and forgive me but what is 'frp'?
Fiberglass Reinforced Panel (Although many of the panels readily available today don't actually contain any fiberglass...)
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