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Old 11-11-2014, 10:00 PM   #31
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I appreciate everyone's workmanship and ingenuity. Not being so possessed myself, I added a double LED light in the ceiling over the front dinette of my 19' during the build. Really, really like it.

[ While I'm at it about added lights that I really, really like: I also added a second single LED light over the kitchen sink area (love it), and, like many others, added a captain's light in each corner of the trailer.]
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:08 PM   #32
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Yes, I usually wipe with acetone but I usually abrade the surface also. The usual problem with poor bonds is that if waxed resin is used, to prevent the surface from staying sticky, the wax comes to the surface and makes future bonding more difficult.

Must remember to run the wires before I glue in the block

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Old 11-11-2014, 11:23 PM   #33
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Besides roughening the surface, the fiberglass needs to be "cleaned" with alcohol or acetone to remove resin remains.
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Yes, I usually wipe with acetone but I usually abrade the surface also. The usual problem with poor bonds is that if waxed resin is used, to prevent the surface from staying sticky, the wax comes to the surface and makes future bonding more difficult.
That's probably it - thanks!
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:36 PM   #34
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Today it was run wires, glue in backing block and hook up the light. Almost, the only negative was that it was below freezing and there was ice on the roof. I didn't think heating from the inside would warm up the fiberglass enough for the epoxy. So I put a heating pad under the trailer cover and warmed it from the exterior also.

Wow, what a difference compared to the side lights.

Once you done this job once I think it's a pretty quick job to do. Maybe at the meet Jim and I could put out a sign. "Dinette lights installed, while you wait. We work for fresh brewed coffee in the morning or cold brews in the afternoon."

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Old 11-12-2014, 06:44 PM   #35
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Once you done this job once I think it's a pretty quick job to do. Maybe at the meet Jim and I could put out a sign. "Dinette lights installed, while you wait. We work for fresh brewed coffee in the morning or cold brews in the afternoon."
Methinks we would get very little business in the afternoon time slots.
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hmmmm me thinks I have to think about that!!!
Our coffee is a melita--good enough?? LOL and cold brews--well that can somehow be arranged!
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