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Date:         Tue, 1 Nov 2005 12:51:15 -0800
Reply-To:     Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@TELUS.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@TELUS.NET>
Subject:      Re: removing insulation adhesive
Comments: To: jake beaulieu <jbeaulie@ND.EDU>
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That is a very effective insulation with a radiant barrier that really works. We always use it on water heaters and ducting runs in the houses I work on. I made a set of window shades for my van and dropped the interior temperatures almost 30 degrees. Make sure to tape the seams with red House Sealing tape, and maybe put two layers where there is room.

Jake ----- Original Message ----- From: "jake beaulieu" <jbeaulie@ND.EDU> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 7:12 AM Subject: Re: removing insulation adhesive


The stuff I am using is basically bubble wrap wrapped in foil. Go to and type "insulation" into the search box. It is the first product that comes up. I don't know if this is the best stuff for this application, but I really don't want to use stuff that holds water. Can anybody weigh in on this?

Thanks, Jake

-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM] On Behalf Of Christopher Gronski Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:48 AM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: Re: removing insulation adhesive

Jake I'm at the same pointg in a similar project with my 86 westy (though I am not facing the adhesive issue... my insulation appears to have just been placed inside. What "non water vapor" insulation are you using?


On 11/1/05, jake beaulieu <> wrote: > Hello, > > I have removed the cabinets, refrigerator, etc from the interior of my AC 82 > Westy. This whole project started because I had a major mouse invasion > complete with a cozy little nest built in the wall. Once I got everything > cleaned up I just couldn't put it back together without hitting the rust > with POR15, adding sound deadening material, and re-insulating with material > that would not hold water vapor. > I have removed the original insulation and am prepping the sheet metal to > receive the sound deadening material. I am using some IceWatch stuff we > talked about a couple of months ago. Anyway, I am finding that the adhesive > that was used to hold the original insulation in place is very stubborn. I > would like to get all of this off the sheet metal so the sound deadening > material has a clean surface to adhere to. Have any of you found a good > solvent for removing that junk? > > Thanks, > Jake >

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