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Old 01-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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Cosmetic or worse?

Guess thru regular door usage this happened. We are full-timers. I was thinking of a stainless steel back splash that would cover it since it is right by the stove.

What would you do?
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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Well, must be cosmetic. I will post pics when I put in the stainless steel back splash.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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I don't have any wisdom regarding the severity, but I had to cover something up. Our PO hot-glued (what's up with that?) a picture on the wall behind the stove, adjacent to the entry door. Vibration shook it loose and it pulled the vinyl off of the substrate in several places.

We found a stainless mosaic at Lowes: Shop Stainless Steel Metal Mosaic Subway Wall Tile (Common: 12-in x 12-in; Actual: 9.76-in x 11.73-in) at Lowes.com

Ran it from the countertop to just above the vent fan and from the door to about half way to the sink. Looks great!

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:30 PM   #4
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Not sure what I'm looking at but it looks like the area where a previous owner may have made a patch when he had to get to the back side of the door hinge to tighten the bolts/nuts. Check that the door hinges are tight to the shell.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:37 PM   #5
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Looks to me like what dkottum (doug) says, a cut to get access to the door hinge bolts.
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After ensuring the hinges are tight, go to a 'sheet metal shop' and have them make a 'backsplash' for you.. take it all the way to the door trim to cover the area. You MAY need to get back in there some day...
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:10 AM   #7
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Gosh you guys are good. It is right at the hinge and looks like a strip of wallpaper was replaced. Well I wanted a stainless back splash so guess I get one now. Thanks again!
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Hello-
I am new to this forum. I hope I am not messing up the topic. But my question is can you walk on to of an airstream roof to check ac or vents?

Thank you in advance..
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #9
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Oh my gosh..I would not!! You have to stay where the ribs are.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:24 PM   #10
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Deerhunter1 good question. I too am new to airstream, wondered the best way you might check on the a/c unit, wax, etc. on the roof. Wondered if the roof would hold your weight. I hope someone can share their tricks for roof maintenance and upkeep.


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You guys just need to do a search. Several long threads with experts weighing in.
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I am new to this forum. I hope I am not messing up the topic. But my question is can you walk on to of an airstream roof to check ac or vents?

Thank you in advance..
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