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Old 10-27-2008, 08:20 AM   #1
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replacing 71 TW galley tambour

I want to repair and replace the tambour in the sink/ oven cabinet. Before I start tearing it apart I am looking for suggestions on the easiest way to do it with the least dissassembly of the cabinet. I am hoping there is a way short of taking out the sink, counter and oven. I am planning on repairing the existing tambour and reinstalling it. At this point I don't want to put in cabinet doors etc. but might consider this if getting at the tambour tracks is too much work. (so I will consider all suggestions). There are 3 sections of tambour: under the oven, in front of the furnace and just below the counter.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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For the vertical (slides side-to-side) tambour along the floor, you can drill out some of the rivets that hold the bottom rail in place. Pull it down, remove what's left of the old tabmour, slip the new stuff in place, lift the slide back where it belongs, and rivet it back into place.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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You might consider fixing the tambour doors in place if you are not painting or refinishing them. you can install new fabric or canvas on the back with them in place sometimes. It may be easier than removing and replacing them. If you do, try the brush on contact cement, rather than the spray on. It's really hard to get that stuff out of your hair!
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:06 AM   #5
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If your tambour doors are not broken and they are sticking you might want to try silicone spray. Mine were all sticking and the spray cleaned them up and they slide pretty well. If you are going to replace them check out this you tube video. It explains how to change tambour doors on an airstream.

YouTube - Airstream Restoration - 05-4 Tambour Door

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You can repair them in place? How so? Where do you buy Tambour?
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:33 AM   #7
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Just out of curiosity I did an Internet search for Tambour doors. I found sites where you can buy it. I am sure you can get it at a good hardware store or home improvement place.

Here is one site I found.

Hoosier Cabinet Tambour Rolls
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