Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-08-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10
Countertop trim

I'm replacing the formica in my '65 Safari and would like to convert from a formica edge on the counter to an aluminum or stainless band. I've seen this type of trim before but can't find any for sale anywhere. I've checked with all my local countertop providers, hardware stores, specialty shops, metal shops, glass shops, every concievable web site and can only find a polished molding in Atlanta that comes in 12' lengths and is very expensive to ship because of length, plus it's polished and I'd like a brushed aluminum. Does anyone know where to get this molding??

chris clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
1976 31' Sovereign
St Petersburg , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 65
I bought a 25' roll of aluminum flashing (used for roofing) at home depot. It comes in 16" width. Then I cut it down to 1 1/2" on a band saw to use as trim around an area above my curtains ( I needed around 20' and didn't want a seam).

I don't remember how much but it wasn't expensive. I still have a 25' roll 14 1/2" wide leftover. Maybe this would work for you too.


DreamWeaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10
Need something heavier

Thanks for the thought, but it needs to be something thicker and will also need to have about a 3/16 lip on top to overlap the formica. Good idea, though.
chris clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 08:39 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
2007 19' International CCD
Vancouver , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7
AS is now using that trim on the new Ocean Breeze models, maybe a dealer can sell you some, or point you towards the OEM.Jon
jonyama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 09:06 PM   #5
Site Team
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,472
Images: 59
You could look at Brunner aluminum extrusions. They wil cut the 12 ft lengths to more easily shipped lengths, and shipping is not too expensive.

See if there is something you like.
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 10:04 PM   #6
Rivet Master
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,422
T extrusion

My friend DavidsonOverlander has done beautiful counter trim using a T extrusion.

This is the professional way to do the job.

PM him. I think he will send you photos and information.

SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 11:23 PM   #7
a.k.a. Ambassador Tim
Safari Tim's Avatar
1960 28' Ambassador
Northern , California
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,921
Images: 35
I got mine from Outwater Plastics Industires
1960 International Ambassador 28'
2001 Silverado 2500HD CC 6.0L 4.10
Check out my book: Restoring a Dream
Check out my Airstream book for kids!: Airstream Adventures
theVAP - Airstream Podcast
Safari Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 11:26 PM   #8
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,740
Images: 97
Originally Posted by Safari Tim
Me too ~


Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aluminum Trim Source? melprice Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 6 09-08-2009 06:19 PM
Trim Paint Melissa Hamilton Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 3 07-17-2004 02:54 PM
blue trim molding larry smith Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 83 12-07-2003 11:04 AM
seal the bottom edge trim pieces? cindy Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 8 10-23-2002 09:18 AM
Exterior trim ALANSD Airstream Motorhome Forums 1 04-14-2002 07:53 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.