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Old 01-23-2008, 06:31 AM   #15
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Glad to hear you got with Tom. He's a great source of information and I get lots of my Airstream parts from him too. Good to hear you got the tambour to work for you. I think mine was just too far gone to be repaired since it was the tambour wood itself that was bad. Our solution allowed us to keep the original tambour but actually have access to under the sink storage. Working out these things keeps the brain active doesn't it.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:03 AM   #16
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What is the best way to get to the tambor chanels for cleaning and what is the best type of lubricant?
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:01 AM   #17
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What is the best way to get to the tambor chanels for cleaning and what is the best type of lubricant?
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If you are talking about cleaning the spirals I guess some dissassembly. I have not done it since all the under sink tambour was missing or falling apart anyway.

As far as the lubricant I have used generic silicon spray which seems to work fine.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:43 PM   #18
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A little confusing on what material to try and order from www.hardware .com to fix/replace my tambour door under kitchen counter. will try to post pics here or in Photo Gallery.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:18 PM   #19
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The tambour material had warped a little from the heat from the force air propane furance in our trailer. New tambour material fixed it. Drill the rivets to take the track out. Use the old peice for a pattern. It is a pretty easy fix.
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There are 2 problems with the factory arrangement. First overcoming the increased friction of getting the fairly long length of tambour to load. Second overcoming the flexibility of the long length of tambour itself without it wanting to buckle. What I did was this: I cut the tambour into 2 equal shorter pieces and added a pair of tambour handles on the second piece. Now I only have to worry about getting half the tambour rolled on the spiral. The second piece just slides flat to the left or right. Also if I need something from the cabinet on the aft side I don't have to roll away the whole tambour, only one section. If someone wanted to spend more time than I did they could also add a second spiral storage on the left side of the cabinet.
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Would love to get these tambour doors replaced...
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There are 2 problems with the factory arrangement. First overcoming the increased friction of getting the fairly long length of tambour to load. Second overcoming the flexibility of the long length of tambour itself without it wanting to buckle. What I did was this: I cut the tambour into 2 equal shorter pieces and added a pair of tambour handles on the second piece. Now I only have to worry about getting half the tambour rolled on the spiral. The second piece just slides flat to the left or right. Also if I need something from the cabinet on the aft side I don't have to roll away the whole tambour, only one section. If someone wanted to spend more time than I did they could also add a second spiral storage on the left side of the cabinet.
Now that's an interesting concept. How does it look?
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