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Old 12-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Veneer removal?

how do you remove wood veneer off of aluminum trim?
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If it is real wood veneer and it is bonded with contact cement it should be possible to remove by heating gently with a clothes iron and peeling off gently.
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Al thanks for the response. This is wood veneer . It is about a 32nd to sixteenth thick. However it is not glued on as I can see. It is on a aluminum excursion piece right below the oven and above where my surburban furnace slides in. The veneer looks like it snapped into the aluminum excursion when it was originally installed. I might add this a 1983 excella.
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Al thanks for the response. This is wood veneer . It is about a 32nd to sixteenth thick. However it is not glued on as I can see. It is on a aluminum excursion piece right below the oven and above where my surburban furnace slides in. The veneer looks like it snapped into the aluminum excursion when it was originally installed. I might add this a 1983 excella.
Sorry Tom, I ain't buyin' it.

I will believe that you have some wood-grain laminate snapped into an aluminum extrusion. I have several examples of that. There's not a piece of real wood veneer anywhere in my 1983 Excella. If you've got real wood veneer, Airstream didn't put it there.

The curtain valances are real wood, but not veneer, they are real boards. They actually look a little out of place with all the fake stuff Airstream used in 1983.

Haven't seen you posting in a while. How's everything going?
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Mine slides out of the end. Mine was laminate, not wood.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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Laminate

OK I will buy that. Hahaha! You are right Vaughan it is laminate. Good to hear from you. We have been traveling for a while. Just got back from about a month out. Had a good time. How have you been? Vaughan the laminate I am talking about is the piece that is right above where you slide the furnace in. Do you have to take the oven out to take that piece off? I am replacing the old surburban NT30M with a new Nt30SP dimension said its the same however when placing the whole unit in there instead of just pulling the guts out its a tight fit.I would need to drill the rivets out on the back and looks like remove the two side pieces around the stove and oven in order to get that piece out. When I went back with new rivets the laminate would need to come off. Sounds like allot of work to just slide the whole unit in. I was hoping to remove just that piece right below the oven. By the way we did a year of President and first lady of the Oklahoma Unit. It was a enjoyable and interesting year.Need to travel now.
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Sorry, I can't help with that. That's one of the differences between a 31 and a 34. My furnace is under the sink and I have a cabinet under the oven.

I looked at floor-plans, and it looks like they are even on different sides of the trailer. My oven and sink are streetside and I have a dinette curbside next to the door. From the floor-plans it looks like your oven is next to the door.



Sounds like you've been having a good time.

Sorry the furnace has started giving you trouble.
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