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Old 03-25-2011, 08:19 AM   #15
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Got it installed

Here is the finished project with the Aqua Boomerang. We got a little carried away and replaced the faucet also. Cabinet dude had some old leftover aluminum trim so we put that on as well. And while we were on a roll, did the bathroom too. Found a new stainless steel sink. Now we need to get rid of that ugly wall paper in bath.
Cabinet guy was more than $75. by about 5X with the trim and back splashes. He made new counter tops from plywood so he could screw in the trim.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:17 AM   #16
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My formica job

I wanted to replace the original tops with formica ...something plain. I asked around and found rolls of formica abandoned in a lumber yard storage shop. I chose the red to fit the colors inside the Curtis already...(original was a white tile pattern.) 5$ for a 12 x 4 roll. A can of adhesive and a throw away brush.

Let me tell you, cutting formica without chipping is an ordeal. I found that going very slowly with a very fine tooth jig saw blade the best. GO SLOW.
Adhesive applied to both surfaces and let it dry completely. I used 1/2 dozen broom/mop handles laid across the plywood tops to align and keep separate the two pieces for the joining. You cannot even touch the pieces together for the alignment....they touch...they are done....stuck. I found that by cutting the formica a few inches larger than the top gave some lattitude to work with. Slid the handles out one at a time and had the good adhesion.

I used a router to now trim off the excess edges for final size.

A chipped formica edge is sharper than a scalpel.....I had it literally shave pieses off my hands as I worked with it and some chipped pieces.....be careful.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #17
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I went to a Formica distributor today and they contacted the main warehouse (in Indiana?). Formica has discontinued the boomerang and virrvarr patterns, but there is still some left in supply.
6940-58 Skylark Boomerang 5 sheets 4x8, 21-5x8
6941-58 Coral Boomerang I got there last 2 sheets
6959-58 Aqua Boomerang 43-4x8, 23 5x?
6943-58 Virrvarr white 58+ sheets left
There's still some out there.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:01 PM   #18
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We just remodeled our kitchen in our (non-mobile) home with the Aqua Boomerang Formica, we ordered 2 5 X 8 and 1 4 X 8 sheets from Lowes for less than $200...sadly it has been taken out of production and will only be available until their (Formica) stock is depleted...we are just lucky that we didn't wait another year to do the kitchen remod.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #19
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We just remodeled our kitchen in our (non-mobile) home with the Aqua Boomerang Formica, we ordered 2 5 X 8 and 1 4 X 8 sheets from Lowes for less than $200...sadly it has been taken out of production and will only be available until their (Formica) stock is depleted...we are just lucky that we didn't wait another year to do the kitchen remod.
Pics??? I'd love to see what it looks like up close. It's hard to see the detail in AirHeadsRus' pics. I'm thinking about using this color for my '58.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:33 PM   #20
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You should be able to go to a countertop fabricator who uses P-lam (plastic laminate, Formica generic) and find some kind of groovy pattern, maybe even boomerang. There are a number of companies making p-lam and having something made shouldn't break the bank for a tiny Airstream kitchen.
Wilsonart, manufacturer of decorative surfacing materials and adhesives for countertops and work surfaces
Abet Inc.
Laminati USA
Nevamar HPL

and then there is this stuff, maybe not for countertops but beautiful and god-awful expensive, but the sell off cuts.
3form USA - Order Samples And More - Reclaim

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We'll put some pics up once our kitchen is complete...picking up the metal trim next week.
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Here's a close-up of the aqua boomerang, Mike
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Here's a close-up of the aqua boomerang, Mike
Thanks, Arrowstream. That's beautiful.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #24
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Well...after taking inventory from the home kitchen remodel, I decided to use up my leftover material and install the boomerang formica in the Argosy for the galley countertops and the folding dining table. Once complete I will post some pics...
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #25
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Here's the new galley sink/stove countertop and backsplash. I ripped pieces of the formica to 1 1/8" to slide into the face trim as well.
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We had originally looked at the boomerang as well...but decided on the electric green from Lowes. Options abound!

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I like the green too, but I wasn't brave enough to use it when I re-did our A/S counter tops, I used the blue instead (glass plastique). I used the boomerang in our 14' Shasta.
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I'm sitting on the back porch trying to figure out how to best machine the edges of the Formica kitchen counter top and up pops this thread. Thanks for the ideas, guys.

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