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Post by Chinaexplorer on Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:46 pm

Hi. I have a 2010 Broadway and I have noticed that already the stips that join the internal wall coverings are lifting at the edges and showing every sign that they will come off before long. Is this a problem known to others? The guarantee only covers wall coverings during the first year, so is not covered for me. Can anyone recommend a suitable paste or glue to stick them back.
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:11 pm

Join the club. Was complaining about it yesterday!

Marquis are going to order up some new tape and get it re-done - this week I hope. I suspect that it is the surface not being properly prepared when the van was built (i.e degreased). Luckily, mine is still under warranty; I made it very clear that it wasn't going to be me that paid for it anyway.

In mine, it is only the wall tapes that are lifting - can I ask if the ceiling tapes are lifting also? I suspect not as it is different panelling and presumably not greasy.

As a matter of interest, had the same problem in the previous van, where it lifted and stayed with the edges raised but didn't get any worse. I couldn't think of a suitable good fix as Lunar wouldn't source any more tape so I left it.

I'll keep you posted on what happens and I'll talk to the technician when it is done and pass on the tips. I am also going to contact A/S and see if I can buy some spare tape in case it occurs again.

Hope that helps
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Post by Chinaexplorer on Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:21 pm

Thanks. I didn't think that I woulld be the only person suffering from this. I look forward to hearing how you get on.
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:07 pm

Certainly will...........
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Post by roli on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:36 pm

Are you talking about joints in the Fablon type material also used for covering panels ?
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:45 am

Yep - I suspect that it is not an uncommon problem
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Post by roli on Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:10 am

Well the other thing you will need is the little self adhesive discs they use to cover screw holes.
If you get some of the joining tape (if thats the right word) can you post on here please (yes you guessed right) I know the colour of ours is Apple
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:53 am

I'll follow up and keep everyone informed
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:48 pm

Tape ordered - I also asked for some spare for myself. We'll see how it goes...........
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:31 pm

All joints now re-taped successfully. Speaking to the technician, he said that the hard bit is removing the existing tape without damaging (tearing) the actual covering. I got some spare tape for when it happens again......... I still think that it was caused by poor preparation of the surface by not removing traces of any release agent from the manufacturing process
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Post by Chinaexplorer on Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:25 pm

I have resurrected this topic to report back on progress and ask for further advice.

Well we finally got round to ordering a roll of tape from AS and had a go at replacing some of the tape with the worst raised edges. There are several different tapes in use and AS were kind enough to send us some samples so that we could choose the right one. When it came to fitting it, well it hasn't been completely successful. We removed the old tape okay and cleaned the wall boards with sugar soap. It was quite hard to get the tape aligned correctly, so I used the wife - she is better at that sort of stuff than I am. But we found that after a day or two it started to lift again at the edges. We went over it all with one of those small wallpaper rollers, but it seems to still be coming back off after a few days.

Any advice from the DIY enthusiasts out there secret ?
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:36 pm

Hi, mine has mostly stayed where it should have. Some bits lift slightly but I just run a finger over it and that is it for a month or so. No idea what (if any, bear in mind it was done by Marquis) cleaning of the panels was done.

I would have used some sort of solvent to clean the surface first (after testing somewhere it can't be seen first, of course) since I am convinced that it is some form of release agent residue.

As an aside, I found out the hard way about sliding qualities of release agent when I took delivery of my new racing dinghy - we were all over the place the first time we sailed. oh_blast!
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