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Old 09-24-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question about Ocean Breeze interior

Sorry, this is an obvious and stupid question.

On the International CCD and Ocean Breeze with the white storage cabinets, are the upper cabinets finished in a high gloss acrylic? Has anyone attempted to strip theirs yet?

Same question on the bath/shower walls on the bedroom side on a FB.

We're settling on the look of the Ocean Breeze but the white gets to be a bit overpowering for us at 25' FB (it's sharp on the SS and the other models, just a little too much with the extra cabinets on the FB). So, I'm thinking of painting the bedroom on ours when we finally do get it...
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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I think the heavier Classics are the only Airstreams that use actual wood in the cabinetry. Would the International be just like a Safari? Finished with a thin gauge formica type material would be my guess. It is particle board underneath.
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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I think the heavier Classics are the only Airstreams that use actual wood in the cabinetry. Would the International be just like a Safari? Finished with a thin gauge formica type material would be my guess. It is particle board underneath.
Thanks Bob. I'm thinking the same way you are. I'm guessing that the rest of the cabinets in the CCD and Breeze are a veneer. Of course, there are good veneer jobs and bad veneers...

The one thing that's throwing me on the overheads is the exposed trim around the slide door openings. It looks like a highly polished, sealed plywood but I can't imagine that they would build the overheads out of anything other than an MDF board so I'm inclined to think that it's just trimmed out to look the way it does.

Still, I'm puzzled over the paint and finish. Since it's painted now, I'm guessing I'd be able to just take the shine off, rough it up, and repaint.

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My Ocean Breeze has a thin laminate over plywood with a glue on style edge treatment. In the bedroom it’s white and in the kitchen it’s a brushed aluminum look.
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Hi Ben
We had the 25' CCD SS in Ocean Breeze. Beautiful looking interior. The finish on all of the "wood" surfaces are melamine (formica looking). The color with the Ocean Breeze decor is a greyish white. The panel doors have the bamboo in the acrylic. If you like the Ocean Breeze and are paying for it why change it?
They ARE NOT painted.
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We had the 25' CCD SS in Ocean Breeze. Beautiful looking interior. The finish on all of the "wood" surfaces are melamine (formica looking). The color with the Ocean Breeze decor is a greyish white. The panel doors have the bamboo in the acrylic. If you like the Ocean Breeze and are paying for it why change it?
They ARE NOT painted.
Ahh, that makes sense that they're melamine. Thanks!

I don't want to paint the whole thing, just some in the bedroom to break up the white. I like the white on the SS you bought but like the layout of the FB a little more for longer stays. With the FB, the white seems to be just a little too much since it's everywhere. Besides, what's an Airstream if you aren't busy thinking of ways to customize it
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I love the Ocean Breeze...great choice I think!

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We are soon to pick up our Ocean Breeze. One of our concerns with the white cabinets is protecting the lower white cabinets from scuff marks (like shoes). Is anyone familiar with any kind of clear sheets of plastic or whatever that could be layed over the lower cabinets to protect them, but do not laminate so they can be removed/replaced? Thanks!
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Hi~

We have an Ocean Breeze 25' FB and we love it. The laminate is very durable and cleans up easily. The Magic Eraser works great for larger scuff marks, windex on plain dirt. We also put towels on the upholstery where we eat-easier to wash a towel than a cushion. (We did get some grease on there a couple of times and it came right off with dish soap/water.)

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:53 PM   #10
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We pick up our 25 FB OB in a couple of weeks. Can't wait. We'll customize after using it for a while. I was thinking more in the line of maybe refinishing the dinette cushions to a darker tropical theme? I can't help but think of pillow ticking with the current pillows. How about going darker on the bedroom bedding to help balance the white? Or, check the Container Store..maybe you could find some abstract office bulletin board thing to put on the cabinets? One thing I was wondering about is the use of a strippable wallpaper to accent or cover up? Ever think of that? That might be hard?
With paint, I still haven't found the perfect color for our bedroom at home, yet alone try to find the perfect one for the AS.

Submit pictures if you do..

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With paint, I still haven't found the perfect color for our bedroom at home, yet alone try to find the perfect one for the AS.

Submit pictures if you do..

Cheers,

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Hey Doug,

I've painted some walls in the bedroom 13 times . I told Dawn that I was going to have to remeasure for square footage if we couldn't settle on something quick. If it's in your area, check out Devine Color (Devine Color - Timeless Color). They have great paint and really do a good job of limiting their pallets.

Congrats on the new purchase! We're really, really torn on what to get ourselves....
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We haven't found the white lower cabs a problem to keep clean, and love the light, bright feel of the Ocean Breeze interior. Magic Eraser works like a charm. When we changed out the bedding as someone else suggested, the "whiteness" softened a lot. One thing I'm really happy that we did immediately, is remove all the cushions and apply a couple of cans of scotchguard. Its made the light blue cushions, a lot more durable. We couldn't be happier with our 25' FB.

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I've got to add our latest efforts. We've been looking for three months - we knew we wanted a 23' CCD in the Paprika color. We've looked at Safari's all over Ohio and the internet but they weren't an International. In the three months of looking, we found two 23' Internationals - neither with the layout we wanted or in the color we were interested in. We found exactly what we wanted in Columbus, OH - an hour away from us. We decided to wait until spring since we wouldn't be able to use it during the winter. Then it occured to me that it could be gone by then so last week end was our buying trip into Columbus to make it ours. We wanted the neighboring 23' and the salesman agreed to change the lighter cushions for the darker ones and we would get what we wanted but in a 23' with awnings all around. Perfect!! After hauling the cushions back and forth to make sure the look and feel was what we wanted, we headed for the office to work the best deal. "We should check out the 25' SS Ocean Breeze once more," said my wife. We stopped by it and agreed that it was a beautiful AS. But, we didn't want to go that large - we would be extremely happy with the 23'. But we decided to sleep on the decision - next morning we called the salesman and told him to write up the 25' Ocean Breeze. And we've been absolutely giddy about it ever since. We nearly drove up to see it again yesterday, Sunday, just to see it again. How will we ever get through the winter???

We've done it!! We are proud of our new baby and can't wait to get her on the road. We'll see you all travelling the roads of America very soon.
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Congrats Pilgrim,

I was thinking about you guys when looking at the classifieds lateley. There are two 22 foot Internationals listed. I was going to post to you but I came across your posting here.

We agree with you about not wanting to wait. We went ahead and bought recently as well. At least we won't have to fret and waste part of next year searching for a deal on a 2008 and can hit the road the first nice weekend in March or April!

We were in and out of your OB many times as well as the others on the lot there. It was a nice trailer but we figured the FB would work better for us, so unfortunately we had to travel to find the one we wanted. It all worked out, but it would have been nice to buy locally. We laugh, because we had to drive over 8 hours south to buy something that's made 90 miles from here. We camped a couple of nights coming home and now have all winter to plan our trips and get everything purchased.

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