Removed wall mats- what next?
So i finally managed to yank the wall mats from my trailer. I did not realize it was going to be an all day event- the corners by the dressing room wall where the mats were attached was unreachable by screwdriver. Doing that by hand was difficult.
My knuckles are very bruised but the mats are out!
I took silicone sealant and sealed the holes. Tomorrow, if i can move, i will wash everything down and scrub the walls.
The next decision is on what to replace the mats with? It definitely appears as if the mats trapped moisture. There's more rust on the inside of the trailer, then on the outside. Mostly, the rust is in circles around each screw hole. I'm guessing that is where the mats rubbed off the paint?
I will be using rust converter and painting the rust spots. Not sure it is bad enough to need sanding, although i may go ahead and sand/paint the bottom of the backdoor.
As for replacing the mats, i could put in plywood- that would certainly be easiest. ABS plastic is another option, but i would need to find a place that sells it. If i applied ABS plastic, should i seal it to the wall with silicone sealant? As that should keep the moisture out of the wall. I want to at least reinforce the back doors. Not so worried about the sidewalls...
I will be adding lexan windows which should prevent further water damage.
I pulled the floormats as well. Sort of thinking about replacing the mats with thinner ones. Would 3/8 inch thick mats be too thin?