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« on: June 02, 2009, 06:57:18 PM »

Anybody considered using 24x24 inch tin tiles for their ceiling? I have been looking at the various products and want some feedback. PVC is another option that makes the ceiling look like a million bucks!

Anybody?

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 07:14:08 PM »

Cliff used something similar in appearance.   I believe his ceiling tiles were foam. 
He has some pix posted in here.  Not sure how to find them? 
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 07:20:52 PM »

I also would like some feedback on that too. We have considered all three for the ceiling. Also, need some ideas on the walls also.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 08:54:10 PM »

Hi guys, Christi and I just moved into our 102a3 (Mrs. Jones). We installed 2'x2' tin from front to back. See pics at http://singinglandcruiser.blogspot.com/ . We love it. We put tiles from mboss.com in the bathroom and they ran $2.50 a sft. We had them left over from the Virgil Earp replica house we built in Tombstone, AZ. We were so pleased Christi hit the www. and found the "tin ceiling depot" for $2.00 a sft. We used standard metal stud self tapping screws to affix the tiles in place. It went very fast and we are getting great reviews from all our visitors. We converted our 1987 MCI charter in 3 months to the day. All the Best, M&C
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 10:19:52 PM »

Thanks very much for the photos and details. This was exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 10:29:42 PM »

. It went very fast and we are getting great reviews from all our visitors. We converted our 1987 MCI charter in 3 months to the day.

Now you're just being mean! Cheesy Cheesy Mitch
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 04:38:10 AM »

See pics at http://http://singinglandcruiser.blogspot.com/ .  All the Best, M&C




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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 04:46:57 AM »

Here's a picture of the Foam Painted(tin)





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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 05:51:19 AM »

I purchased a couple of the 2x4 PVC simulated tin panels from the home center. They come in white. I then bought a can of Rustoleum plastic primer and some Rustoleum hammered copper spray paint and painted one of the panels. I really like the way it turned out. I plan on using this for the drop ceiling in the bedroom, and might end up doing it throughout the bus. The panels are quite expensive, but still cheaper than the pre-finished 2x2 panels they had.

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 05:58:39 AM »

There is also the very heavily embossed paper material (in the wallpaper section) you might want to look at. Probably more work, less money.
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 06:13:52 AM »

I installed replica tin ceilings for years.

Brian Greer out of Canada had some of the best product that I saw.

He also has cornice that could be used for a raceway for low voltage wiring.

He has a web site.  His prefinished panels have some kind of sealer on them.

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2009, 11:47:35 PM »

Your are very welcome Grant, glad we could help. Wink
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EDNJ; looks like it. If someone don't save it. It has along way back from the grave. Some supports got cut.
FloridaCliff; nice job.
Crieg; got any pics?
Hey Melbo, Bob told me you were in the tin biz. We hope to show you MRS. Jones soon
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2009, 04:45:10 AM »

We used a plastic tin panel from Home Depot, hadn't thought of using that for the ceiling until now.



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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2009, 01:37:53 PM »

Looks nice Paul, What is the fire resistance rating and flash point on that? All the Best, M&C
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2009, 02:44:10 PM »

Michael, This quote was pulled from their site, Although these panels are “Class A” fire rated, they can be deformed with excessive heat. Never expose to heat over 140°F.
Keep toaster ovens, cooking ranges, etc. 3-4 inches away from the panel’s surface.

http://www.acpideas.com/index.cfm?XlinkID=12

Our panels are 7" from back of cooktop, 10" from side. We have not used the cooktop yet, no propane! Roll Eyes So far our convection/microwave and elec. hotplate have provided us with all we need, at least so far!

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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2009, 08:21:09 PM »

Hey Paul, Same here on the cooktop. Christi is putting the convection/microwave and elec skillet to good use. I will hook up the propane in the am. Thanks for the info. Grin M&C
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2009, 03:48:32 AM »

This thread has got us thinking of using a similar product that we used, only it comes in 20' rolls. We have a curve in our ceiling that it would be perfect in. Thanks for the thread!

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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2009, 07:22:47 AM »

The tin we used has a 6 inch stamp pattern and we found that the 2'x2' panals will bend at these pattern seams without deforming the pattern. There are also 2 and 4 inch patterns offered that will do better on those contours. We put the metal in the center of the ceiling save in the refer area. For the trim in the contours, we will be using diff. size rope to keep with the "Singing Land Cruiser" theme. All the Best, M&C
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2009, 07:51:45 AM »

We have been thinking of using this type of look also.

Paul tell me about the stuff in rolls, My celing is curved also and I think that would work better.

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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2009, 08:01:38 AM »

Guys , look at the bus in the post 500 hp 8v92 on the board it shows the tin in place .Jim used it also for the fridge door panels 

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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2009, 08:02:19 AM »

Guys,

I really like Paul's Tile around the kitchen counter as it looks good and can be wiped down with the usual spills and messes around a kitchen,  but I would be hesitant to use it on the ceiling.

I went with the pressed foam because of its insulation properties and that it absorbs sound more than reflects it.

I would be concerned of having a large area that just reflects sound inside what is already a "tin" can.

YMMV

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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2009, 08:10:54 AM »

http://www.decorceilings.com/

http://www.fauxtin.com/2022304.html

My wife does not remember the link and she is working. I googeld faux tin backsplash roll and came up with a couple.

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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2009, 08:16:28 AM »

Hi Cliff, Christi and I shared that same concern. We have found on our day 5 of fulltiming that the furniture and window treatments rids the coach of that tinny sound and leaves warm roomy feeling. All the Best, M&C
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Hi Cliff, Christi and I shared that same concern. We have found on our day 5 of fulltiming that the furniture and window treatments rids the coach of that tinny sound and leaves warm roomy feeling. All the Best, M&C

Michael,

Thanks for the response.

I find it interesting how as we have added items during the finish phase of our conversion, that sometimes a small item like a window treatment or furniture will change the acoustics on the inside.  Many that I had not really planned on.

Glad to hear how yours has worked out, the tin look is one of my favorite additions to the coach.

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Glad to hear how yours has worked out, the tin look is one of my favorite additions to the coach.

Cliff

Cliff, I couldn't agree more! We like it so much that the ceiling curve is next. It really adds a personal touch, and that's what we are all trying to do anyway.

My wife has some really good ideas, and very gratefull for her input.

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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2009, 07:20:48 PM »

Here's some shot's of Jim Smiths ceiling

the walls

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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2009, 07:40:14 PM »

Thanks Van, just before I got to your pictures, the wife commented that she'd like to see what the ceiling would look like in the tin pattern painted white. She loves it Grin My list just keeps growing lol Will
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« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2009, 08:04:46 PM »

Hey Van, Now thats a class act! Grin M&C
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