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Old 11-07-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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Bifold Stove Top Removal?

Has anyone on the forums removed the bifold top on their stove and refinished it? We are redoing the cabinets in our "78" Ambassador and would like to reuse the original stovetop/oven. The oven itself is in good shape except the bifold top looks rather "ratty". What have others done...paint, rechrome, powdercoat, use new laminate to match countertop? Any suggestions with pics would be appreciated...Thx!


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Old 11-07-2010, 06:21 AM   #2
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Bob, I think all of the above have been used by various forum members with the exception of laminate. I'd be afraid the heat from the pilot might be a problem. I have the same issue with the stove in my Trade Wind and am leaning toward having it powder coated.

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:29 AM   #3
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We removed ours and had it powdercoated black to match the stove, durable and looks good. Cost here was $20.00 + tax
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:49 AM   #4
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We removed ours and had it powdercoated black to match the stove, durable and looks good. Cost here was $20.00 + tax
Who did the prep work, and what can you tell us about what was done...?
If it's to be, it's up to me.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:57 AM   #5
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I did ours

I sanded the S.S. top to remove the surface rust issue and then took it to a local paint shop. They did the priming with rust inhibitor and powder coated ours in a heat resistant gray to accent the Aqua stove/oven. Ours cost $25.00 to get the painting done. Ed
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:37 AM   #6
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anyone know where I might purchase one? Im assuming they re all the same size?----jim
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:51 AM   #7
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I feel powder coat is the only way to go. You will never worry again


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