So. many. holes. Little holes, big holes. Skinny holes, fat holes. Round holes, ragged holes, wonky holes. If you can think of it, we had it. Some were intentional and functional – used for water and electrical connections, etc. Others were mysterious gashes and tears, no doubt collected on The Cameo’s many adventures. A lot, however, were made by us from that time we had to triage the camper so it wouldn’t come crashing down. Regrettable, but most importantly, repairable. All in all they added up to at least 128 holes (yes I counted, and I know I missed some). Instead of replacing the entire camper skin to make it watertight (which would definitely look fabulous, but is expensive and if we did that we figured we should’ve just built a new camper entirely from scratch), we opted to salvage the original metal exterior and repair the holes using various methods depending on the size, type and location.Read More
Eight weeks. It's been eight weeks since I've posted about the happenings on the camper and I'm so sorry for that... but who really wants to see a whole post just about caulk removal? Yeah, that's what I thought. I'm getting kinda bored just talking about it now, but in addition I'll also share the other things we've been doing over the last two months to get the exterior cleaned up before we can finally get to painting. Riveting as it is, I'll touch on the caulk removal briefly for the ones and ones of you who might face the same issue or if you're just a bit of a caulk freak. Hey, you do you. (To be fair, we haven't been working every single weekend — birthdays, our Bahamas vacation and two full-time jobs have taken up some camper time — so I don't want to scare you away thinking this actually would take you this long.) If you haven't already, read from the beginning to get caught up on how we got here before we dive into the wonderful world of caulk.
Hold onto your seats, today we're going to talk about:
Removing caulk from the exterior metal walls
Repairing holes in and waterproofing the exterior metal walls