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Old 12-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Vintage Dometic Restoration

I obtained a nice vintage Dometic out of 67 model Airstream. My 66 had one that was totally rusted out and disposed of when I started the project.
This one is in good shape, and cools well.

-Has anyone restored the interior color with a plastic coating paint? It is a nice old avocado green but is faded in spots - especially on the door.

-Anyone painted the rear tubing and fins? They are mildly surface rusted and I have cleaned it up some with a brass wire brush. It could use a coating to help prevent future rusting.

Any ideas for cleaning up the rubber moldings and any thing else would be appreciated too

Other than that I am happy to now have the original equipment item that will fit right in the spot under the counter.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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I ended up wire brushing the fins and tubing, cleaned it up and sprayed it silver. Might pass on repainting the inside, still thinking about it.
Meanwhile I removed the new electric home unit from the trailer and prepped it to put in the Dometic.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #3
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I have talked to a guy in either NC or SC that restores these units. Will have to get more info when I'm home. John
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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Thanks I would like some ideas for the interior repaint
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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I repainted the original one in my 64 Avion with white spray paint for plastic. Don't remember what brand but it was one of the name brand spray paints. Looks like new inside.
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I found Affordable RV refridgerator repair plus at;888-314-5769. They are in Fort Mill SC. have not used them yet
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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I repainted the original one in my 64 Avion with white spray paint for plastic. Don't remember what brand but it was one of the name brand spray paints. Looks like new inside.

..I used Krylon Fusion on the bathroom sink it looks pretty good and was sprayed last Spring. Might try that on the fridge interior, ,mainly the door.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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Got the fridge installed. Cleaned up the inside with a light compounding cleaner, it looks fine mow. Tough to squeeze it in where it had to sit but it is now flush and bolted down.
It would not cool as my trailer was off level. We put one side up on the blocks and in two hours it was ice cold in the fridge. Happy camper.

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I would like to pass on my recent experience with Leon at National RV Refrigeration in Shipshawanna, IN. This guy can and will fix anything! I called him three weeks ago and arranged to take my recently acquired 64 Safari with its non working frig out to him. I agreed to leave it with him for a week and when I returned he had built from his private stock of available pieces an entire new cooling unit to fit into the back of our existing original frig that will cool better and use much less LP. Leon is an absolute straight shooter! a pleasure to deal with. Charged me $675 which was fine by me as it was important to us to keep the original frig appearance. But the work also comes with a 3 year warranty! Who does that anymore? 260 768-7059 is the phone. Hope this info will help someone out.
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Thanks for the recommendation. We're looking for a new cooling unit for our '69 Silver Streak and you've given me hope.
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