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Old 07-23-2019, 09:16 AM   #1
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Ceiling glue separation

We have a 2014 Rockwood TT and noticed about a year ago a ripple in the ceiling paper. I'm saying paper because we could tell that the decorative paper was separating from the 4 x 8 sheets installed on the ceiling. Over the last year more and more spot of ripples and bubbles have appeared. There are no stains, no leaks, we checked and rechecked. In the heat the paper is pliable and when it is cold it is hard. I showed pictures to a rv service person that works with the factory and was told this is a common problem in rv's a few years old that are exposed to long periods of heat, that the glue that holds the paper to the sheeting starts to break down and separate and we just need to learn to live with it. So does anyone else having this problem, it there some way to fix it? I can learn to live with it but if we ever want to sell it the next person is gonna look at it and think there is a major problem. We leave all vents open all the time but the tt does sit in the sun all the time.
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Does it look something like this?


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It looks a little like that, ours is not as large, just multiple place all over the place, not even in areas where a leak would normally occur.
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I plan on pulling the panels down and either replace the covering or reglue with contact cement.
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Good luck with redoing your ceiling. We asked about redoing ours and was told the ceiling is attached to the roof so to replace the panels we would have to take apart the roof. We are afraid to touch it. It was suggested that we strip the paper off, sand and paint but not sure how it would look.
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Mine doesn't look like it is attached to the roof, it is stapled to stringers. I also believe mine is vinyl covered.


If your is just small bubbles and ripples, would you be able to use a syringe and inject some glue and a roller to smooth it out?
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Is there a type of glue you would recommend? Thank you for the information on the roller. I would like to see pictures of how yours turns out when repaired. We purchased wider ceiling strips from the factory to help cover the seam where paper is separating.
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For mine I would be using a contact cement. You might be able to inject some super glue in it and smooth it out. I haven't done this on a RV before so not real sure, maybe test on a hidden part to see how it works.
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