$300 1992 Palomino Mustang Renovation

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    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Sele...rk-Brown-Peel-and-Stick-Vinyl-Plank/999957675

    We took a tip from here and ran them horizontal so it gave the appearance of a larger space. It was also faster since we started in the storage area and needed to cover the seam we made repairing the floor.
    We cut them with heavy duty steel scissors (we call them murder scissors because of the many accidents we have had with them)
     
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    I cut some to stick in the door where it is peeled, but they did not stick. I guess we need glue and clamps for that.
     
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    I'm worried about that and am wondering how hard it will be to peel up the old floor covering first.
     
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    We just put it down over the old flooring.
     
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    Thinking of doing the vinyl floor in our pup when Spring rolls around. I'll wipe the floor down with some alcohol before putting the peel and stick down. My thought is that it will remove any soap residue that may prevent sticking properly. Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
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    that is a great idea. I know some people wiped with TSP but we just vacuumed it and called it good. The only places is did not stick well was over the gap where we filled with Great Stuff, but we weighed it down and it is sticking now.
     
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    Use isopropyl alcohol. I found while building arrows that other alcohol leaves a residue that made the fletching glue not stick well.
     
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    Should have said that I would use Isopropyl. It does a pretty good job without being insanely toxic.
     
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    @Rideswithchrist, what an amazing job your family has done with this camper! I really admire your willingness to put so much hard work into making a nice camper for your family. Wishing you all the best and many happy memories in it!
     
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    I saw something online that you use with vinyl with adhesive backing as a primer. It wasn't too expensive either.
     
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    Henry's self stick primer
     
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    Thanks guys!
    We still have a long way to go. The other bunk needs repair and we ran out of time and money.

    I think we may be one of those that move to a hybrid next
     

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