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Old 01-13-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Overhead cabinet removal

I am considering taking out the front overhead storage cabinets in my MH to redo them. They have small cracks from expansion I guess, that I have stopped by drilling a hole and filling the crack in, but it does not look as good as I would like it to.
I thought if I pull the smaller one over the right side dinette, to start, that I could effect a better repair, and then paint the whole thing with a zolatone style paint.
Any thoughts on what to look for in this? I have the service manual with some exploded drawings of these in it. Seems like they would not be too hard to pull off.
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Alan,

They should not be too tough to get out, but I would be concerned about maintaining the shape as you reinforce them. You might want to make a jig to hold the unit while you do the reinforcing. It would be a bummer to have fixed and finished the cabinet, only to stress the repaired cabinet to the point that you re-crack the unit on install.

Also you need to research the zolotone on ABS. David Winick did his front end cap with it, but had to go through a multi product painting method to get it to bond properly.
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