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Old 11-07-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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Fasten ceiling panel to aluminum studs

I have a 2010 Cedar Creek fifth wheel that experienced a small leak in the ceiling. I found and repaired the source on the roof which was a cracked plastic roof vent cover (black water tank roof vent).

To allow the ceiling to dry out, I removed the snap-in ceiling molding and unfastened part of the ceiling panel to allow for air flow. It stayed this way for 3 months (still this way) and everything is now dry in the ceiling. I tried to refasten the ceiling panel to the aluminum studs with brad nails, but that's impossible manually. They somehow do it at the factory with commercial tools.

My question is, what is the best way to refasten the ceiling panels back to the aluminum studs and to allow the plastic molding to hide the fasteners?

Hope someone can help. Thank you.
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