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Old 02-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Anyone have plastic/metal tambour source?

I need to replace wet bath tambour in '71 Tradewind. Needs to be waterproof. Anyone know where to get preferably small amounts?
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Check these out.... Outwater Catalogs - 2010 Master - page 251

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Old 02-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Will this work?

I just went out to the trailer and measured the groove that the tambour fits down into and it measures 1/4" wide. According to the drawing the slats are 5/16" thick x 5/8" wide. Maybe they make 1/4" thick somewhere else in the catalog. I'll try to look and see.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Could not find 1/4" thick plastic tambour in Outwater catalog. Existing track is for 1/4" tambour, and the track is part of the vanity, and can not be changed. Help anyone.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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You could always router the edges that go into the track to make it 1/4". I really like the look of the stainless steel. I tried to order a piece of the stainless to see if I could make it work. The Stainless doesn't come up in the shopping cart, I will have to give them a call.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:30 AM   #7
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Larryb,
That might be a possible solution, but I worry that the extra 1/16" thickness might create problems when it is retracted back into the spiral track. Guess I'll have to try and see if I can't find a 1/4" tambour. Actually I think the tambour that came in it is less than 1/4" thick. Thanks everyone for your help.
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CurvTambour - Decorative Metals - contemporary wall covering, modern wall covering,



I am going to use the brushed aluminum material from the first link and the method in the second link for replacing the tambour on my bedroom and kitchen overhead cabinets. I sent Kevin Tetz from the classic rides youtube video an email asking about the source for the material and he responded that what I had found in the first link was exactly what he used which was the 3/16" thick and 1/2" slat width. Another big improvement with this material is that it has a more durable plastic type backer instead of the paper like material. I would think this would work well for a wet bath environment.

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CurvTambour - Decorative Metals - contemporary wall covering, modern wall covering,



I am going to use the brushed aluminum material from the first link and the method in the second link for replacing the tambour on my bedroom and kitchen overhead cabinets. I sent Kevin Tetz from the classic rides youtube video an email asking about the source for the material and he responded that what I had found in the first link was exactly what he used which was the 3/16" thick and 1/2" slat width. Another big improvement with this material is that it has a more durable plastic type backer instead of the paper like material. I would think this would work well for a wet bath environment.

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OK, a little help needed please. The 2 vendors in the below links are now telling me that what they have in aluminum is decorative only and not to be used as a cabinet door. They say that their product is a paper backed sheet that should only be used to glue on a wall,etc. I'm having a really hard time finding what was used in this video. Does anyone know where I can find what Kevin Tetz used in the classic rides video or do you think what they have will work anyway and they just don't want to say so? Kevin Tetz replied to my inquiry and said that the curvwood product I showed him looked exactly like what he used. It says it has a flexible backer. Will it still work? Thanks!!

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:36 AM   #11
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I have handled a lot of tambour over the years in my cabinet business, but this is the first that has to be waterproof.I am afraid that the metal bonded to hardboard is not going to survive direct contact with water.I believe the hardboard will slowly swell and then deteriorate.I will try to find tambour made of plastic, and if that doesn't work, I will probably reuse my existing tambour in the curved section of track, and come up with a sliding door arrangement in the section of track which is flat.Hope this makes sense to someone.Comments welcome.
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Great information on tambor replacement - the aluminum slats look 1st class in the video...
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