Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-18-2008, 08:06 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
There were at least 2 Airstream variations on the 70s walnut finish. My 71 has the grey flecks mentioned above. My 73 did not.
__________________

__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 08:33 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
 
1972 23' Safari
Tallassee , Alabama
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 113
We needed to come up with some laminate that would at least coordinate with the existing stuff in our 72 Safari (Walnut or Pecan with pickling steaks). What we found was the Wilsonart Mission Adobe 4849-38 has a similar background color and reflectivity characteristics (it lacks the gray streaks and wood grain though).

As long as it isn't next to the original stuff it gives the same impression.

The other solution, which I stumbled on sort of by accident is to take Oak and put 2 coats of Minwax Walnut finish on it. Put it on very heavy and let it sit for a while (I think it was rather cool when I did it and let it sit for 20 minutes a coat) and then rub off the excess.

I used the wood around the fridge, figuring I would find something better later but it really blends in nicely.

As long as you aren't doing professional photo shoots, both products work nicely with the level of lighting available inside the AS (day or night).

If you want to try and actually match the wood to the original laminate I would would start with the Oak, using the Minwax as I described above, then try a light coat of pickling stain (pickled pine stuff) and then wipe it off.

One of the best places for finding ways to color wood is a Woodcraft store. They usually have a good selection of a variety of products and ofen, not always, there is someone there that can talk you through using the various products.

Another product I stumbled onto down here in Alabama is that Home Depot sells Luan door veneer that is 1/8" thick. Put a layer of laminate on each side and you have a panel that is almost identical to the original as far as thickness goes. They are 7 feet by 3 feet (not a full 4 X 8 but big enough for most applications).

Tom Bray
__________________

__________________
Tom Bray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2008, 08:52 PM   #17
3 Rivet Member
 
1977 31' Excella 500
portland , Tennessee
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 110
tambour

Do you still have ANY tambour??? I really need it.
Doris
__________________
netlace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2008, 09:58 PM   #18
3 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Excella 500
Morristown , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 193
Images: 9
I wanted this product to fabricate some of the parts for my gaucho that was removed in my 1971 25' Landyacht Tradewind. The laminate was called pionite and the color was red oak. It is no longer available and I was not able to find anything with the fine 3D texture. Laminating both sides of 1/8 in plywood really makes a sturdy product that can be edged with extruded aluminum to match the original. Good luck at finding what you like.

Tambour is available from a good lumber supplier. It is used to make rool top desks for example. Stained to taste and finished with satin polyurethane will be gorgeous and last forever. One tip is to cut away the backing from the part that fits into the slot to avoid sticking. Lubrication helps. Try here if there is nothing local - www.tapeease.comveneer1/htm.

Good luck.

Joe
__________________

__________________
Alumin8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Name that laminate Cos Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 5 01-27-2009 08:15 AM
Painting Wood Laminate bigjohn General Interior Topics 4 09-10-2007 07:31 AM
Laminate wood Devoman Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 5 12-13-2005 02:55 PM
year wood veneer changed to laminate? thx yukonsilver Interior Restoration Forum 4 04-18-2004 06:31 PM
Original wood grain laminate (74) AV8 Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 1 01-19-2004 09:33 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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