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Old 06-30-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Changing the look of a Dometic fridge?

This is mostly a cosmetic question. I was wondering if I can buy stainless steel door inserts to replace the oak veneer for the outside doors of my Domestic fridge? It's in a 1986 Sovereign and I believe it's original. (Don't have the model number on me, but I can get it). Or I was thinking about just taking out the oak and having some stainless cut to fit the doors. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-30-2008, 05:34 PM   #2
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This is mostly a cosmetic question. I was wondering if I can buy stainless steel door inserts to replace the oak veneer for the outside doors of my Domestic fridge? It's in a 1986 Sovereign and I believe it's original. (Don't have the model number on me, but I can get it). Or I was thinking about just taking out the oak and having some stainless cut to fit the doors. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-30-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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Darn, I don't remember the product name, but there was a post a week or two about a product that was something like contact paper, but heavier and metallic. It can be used for kick plates, refrigerators, stoves, table legs, etc.

You might also find that the dometic refrigerators have a veneer panel that is double sided - white on one side, wood grain on the other - or as on an old dishwasher of mine, copper on one side, "harvest gold" on the other.... some things we are better off not knowing!

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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I think your fridge would look good with aluminum panels cut to fit.
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I re-did the Dometic in my Avion by completely stripping the doors down and sandblasting the frame. It also included a thorough cleaning from years of neglect. ('74) The door frames all came apart and were degreased, etch primed and painted black. I made my own faux "stainless steel" inserts by getting the same panel thickness that was in it and getting 24" aluminum flashing from a big box home repair. I just used a good spray adhesive for both surfaces and my fridge now looks modern and brand new on the outside.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Check out "formica" too- plastic laminates come in metallic finishes now, and just about any other desired texture/color/look. But you usually have to buy fairly large pieces.
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I replaced the cheap-looking fake wood laminate with real mahogany veneer so it matched the rest of the interior. Came out quite well. I've got a picture around here somewhere. I also thought of using a polished steel so travel magnets would stick to it. You know the ones, from different places you visit including those in the shapes of the individual states.

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Here's what it looks like after I was done. Unfortunetly, magnets don't stick to it. But then again, they don't stick to wood either...

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Hi all,,, yes,, one of the easiest upgrades to do,,,, i put in Marmoleum flooring bits,, leftover from my kitchen floor,,, looks great,,, many choices for you,, have fun,, donna
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... Unfortunetly, magnets don't stick to it. But then again, they don't stick to wood either...
They donít stick to stainless either.
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This stuff from Also is pretty cool:

Alsa Corp | FXSheeting : Product Info

Burlwood, brushed metal, carbon fiber, copper
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And Dometic sells different surfaces, I bought a black plexi cause didn't thing the woodgrain would actually match my interior
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