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07 Aug 2014
Back into the fray in the endless battle to get Herman insulated and panelled out today. I decided to turn my attention to one of the blacked out windows, next to where the kitchen area is and insulate and panel that, so that whole area around the kitchen sink would be a bit more ‘finished’ looking. First job was to build a batten frame inside the lip of the window, so I’d have something to attach the panelling to.... [ Read More ]
Blackout Blues
17 Jul 2014
Stay feckin' blacked out, will you! One of the things that’s becoming the bane of my life, with the current incarnation of Herman is the bloody blacked out windows on the sides and the rear doors. No matter how many times I sand the glass, clean it and paint over it again, it’ll be OK for a month or two and then, one morning I’ll come out and notice a big bubble on one of the panes which, when popped, will gush out rainwater, like a pierced blister.... [ Read More ]
Window Pain
01 Aug 2013
The astute reader will recall that the task of getting Herman’s windows painted out has caused me no end of gyp Exhibit A, Exhibit B. Well, a couple of weeks back, I discovered some great gear called Isoflex Liquid Rubber roof sealant which claimed on the tin to stick to pretty much anything, including glass. I bought a tin of it and , after sanding down the re-occurring bubbles on a couple of Herman’s windows, I gave them a good slabbering of that stuff.... [ Read More ]
Green Dearth
24 Feb 2013
Well, armed with only a wee paintbrush and an affinity for boring repetitive tasks, I started work today on the vast acreages that make up Herman2’s side panels. Cue several hours of sanding, wiping down and painting. Actually, as with the original Herman, I found that, being white, the van needed two coats of paint to cover properly, so the above should probably read ”…cue several hours of sanding, wiping down and painting and painting again…”... [ Read More ]
How to Waste Twenty-Three Quid
17 Feb 2013
As I’ve mentioned before, Herman2 is a bit too ‘blessed’ with windows for my liking. I prefer my campers a bit more stealthy and a bit less “Look at me sitting about in my grundies everyone!” I’ve considered various methods of obscuring some of the windows, ranging from welding metal plate over them, to using vinyl, to fibreglassing over them, to painting them out. My initial experiments with fibreglass were a less than stellar success so, next up, I thought I’d try the painting option.... [ Read More ]
Silicon Enhancements
23 May 2009
Today I decided to take advantage of the fact that the rain had stopped and a mysterious yellow light had appeared in the heavens - I decided to Christen it ‘The Trouser Press’ -and investigate the cause of one of Herman’s less desireable features; the fact that he has an indoor swimming pool, located in the passenger side footwell. It disnae show up very well in the photos, but there's a trickle of water dripping from the folded up floor mat [which is soaked] and puddling in the footwell.... [ Read More ]