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Post by alday on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 3:56 pm

hi all just bought my 1st dandy a 1980s 4 berth, was absolutely filthy when i got it but after a thorough clean and a few remedials ( still need to replace bottom door section hopefully next weekend) she looks brilliant, i want to brighten up the interior plywood boards any suggestions on best paint to use or better still adhesive coverings.
thanks in advance
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Post by The Admiral on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 4:00 pm

Welcome to the forum Al another newbie 1217042266 another newbie 1066248140
I'm sure you'll enjoy it on here they're a great bunch. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your new Dandy, we like pictures on here don't we guys another newbie 1705467399
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Post by mike on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 4:30 pm

another newbie 1428739134 and another newbie 1217042266 to the forum,cant help with your quest to tidy up the interior as ime a traditionalist but ime sure some one will.

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Post by Caz1960 on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 5:43 pm

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HI on my 6 the previous owners replaced the bed walls with sheet of plastic

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or prime and gloss.. we have seen some have wallpapered their walls or Fablon just depends on how far you want you want to go


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Post by Helen on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 5:43 pm

Welcome to the forum ..... I'm the non traditionalist lol!

Fablon is good for a quick fix but there are other options out there, I'll have a look through and see what I can find. Paint is the easy option but it can scratch.

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Post by littlemisshs on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 9:56 am

alday wrote:hi all just bought my 1st dandy a 1980s 4 berth, was absolutely filthy when i got it but after a thorough clean and a few remedials ( still need to replace bottom door section hopefully next weekend) she looks brilliant, i want to brighten up the interior plywood boards any suggestions on best paint to use or better still adhesive coverings.
thanks in advance
Al
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Hello alday, big welcome to the club from one newbie to another. How about a fabric covering? It could be stuck on with Velcro, meaning you could wash/change it if you like? Not sure if it will work re folding up the Dandy, but Helen would know I bet. Very Happy
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Post by Helen on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 7:18 pm

You could just tuck a white sheet over the bed boards and velcro the bottom Laughing I would probably do something a little more permanent but have you thought of just brightening up the interior via the upholstery, we still have the wood walls but don't mind them as I change the upholstery, curtains and cushions every now and then Smile
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Post by alday on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 8:29 pm

many thanks for all the feedback. i really like the idea of using plastic panels but need to find somewhere that i dont need to remortgage in order to purchase. as for photos i will be going away at the start of december so hope to take some then, minus the awning which still looks like its been buried in a dung heap. on a different note i dont seem to be able to use smileys am i doing something wrong.
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Post by Cazz on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 3:16 pm

Hello and another newbie 1217042266 to Dandy campers. another newbie 1428739134 on your purchase.

We have one which is 60's traditional and also one which is slightly custom lol!

We've used [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] vinyl before, it's very good, perhaps this is an option for customising - but also keeping it original underneath. Very Happy

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