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Old 03-15-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
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Can I see your cabinets??

The PO painted the cabinets white. What does that wood look like under the vinyl wood colored stuff? What did you do with your cabinets?? Did you paint them or ?? Trying to come up with a solution. I wish the PO hadn't painted them.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:53 AM   #2
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The PO painted the cabinets white. What does that wood look like under the vinyl wood colored stuff? What did you do with your cabinets?? Did you paint them or ?? Trying to come up with a solution. I wish the PO hadn't painted them.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:07 AM   #3
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The panels are simply wood grain paneling cut to fit. You can go to Home Depot and get new, cut it to fit, and cut out for the latch. It will be much easier to do this than to try to strip the old paint off, and then find out the reason the panels were painted in the first place is because they were stained, and can't be saved.
Just remember to measure twice, and cut once.
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The Argosy would have had a photograined wood formica. I have heard of people strip the earlier wood ply cabinets (eg, see http://www.insideout-design.net/birdy/). I don't think stripping would work very well with the formica -- it's as thin and light stock as ever was made. To say nothing of possible be eaten up by stripping chemicals.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:33 PM   #6
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At this point, I think your best bet would be to choose a paint color you can live with and repaint. Bob is right about the formica. It was a dark walnut color, very thin laminate over questionable quality thin luan plywood. Look inside one of your closets to see the back side unless that was painted, too. If you have the time and skill, you could remove the interior, save the pieces for patterns, choose new paneling, and do a complete new interior. Darol
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The PO painted the cabinets white. What does that wood look like under the vinyl wood colored stuff? What did you do with your cabinets?? Did you paint them or ?? Trying to come up with a solution. I wish the PO hadn't painted them.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:38 PM   #8
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At this point, I think your best bet would be to choose a paint color you can live with and repaint
I think this is really going to be our only reasonable option. If I peel the formica off it'll probably take some of the plywood with it, huh? That's what I'm thinking. The inside of the cabinets are still original but the white on the outsides is just yucky. I'm sure they looked good when the PO first painted them but white cabinets in such a small space seems like they would be dirty the first week.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:28 PM   #9
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Well, to make lemonaid out of those lemons if you are going to re-laminate you could stray from the original and go with a new look. You can swap the refrige pannels to match the new laminate. And as Bruna shows, there are no limits
I do long for the real wood cabinets of the earlier aitstreams, but my 73 is...well it's a 73

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Here's the 78, 24ft Argosy. New floors and I removed the old vinyl wall covering and replaced it, also covering the wood by the entrance door that was not in good shape. It sure brightens up the trailer. Took the tambour roll door off under the sink and used the old tambour to make inserts for the new doors. Sure beats trying to get that tambour to move every time I wanted under the sink. Some tambour can be repaired, this could not.
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After you see my cabinets, can I look in your drawers? (Sorry, I just had to say that...) The devil made me.
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If that can help you, here is inside my '71 overlander 27', with all genuine cabinet zolatone. you can zoo the pictures ...
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J'ai lu votre blog et vos Airstream est en très bon état basé sur les photos. Mon français est plutôt rouillé et ma traduction n'est pas la meilleure, mais il semble que vous l'avez fait un très bon travail en expliquant la "caravane" de l'avant vers l'arrière. Good job, mon ami.
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