Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-15-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
Type of Wood Finish?

We have an '01 25' Excella and the interior wood is in need of some touch up finish in places. Does anyone know what type of finish it is? It appears to be some sort of laquer finish, but I'd like to know for sure if possible, before I try to touch it up.
__________________

__________________
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
1963 24' Tradewind
San Diego , California
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 360
There are a number of products on the market that will work. I'm not familar with a unit that new, mine is a 63. First determine the sheen, gloss, semi-gloss, low-sheen, matt, flat etc. If it is a lacquer, there is a product called DEFT, it is a brushable lacquer that dryes fast 5-10 min. I has a nice look and fairly e-z to use and dosen't have that heavy build up look that polyurathane, varnish etc. have. I know there is alot of talk and opinons on these forums reguarding the wood finish. Good Luck!!
__________________

__________________
Sixty3TW4US is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
purman's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Cedaredge , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,542
I would use Lacquer or shellac. These will give you the best finish. The Lacquer you will need to vent very well as it has a strong smell and can make you feel really happy....
__________________
Jason

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

2008 5.7 L V8 Sequoia
AIR # 31243
WBCCI # 6987
FOUR CORNERS UNIT
purman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
Thanks for your input. I do have some experince with finishing wood, and I would very much like to use a product of the same base at least, if not the exact product originally used on the wood.

Do you suppose Airstream customer service could tell me?
__________________
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 11:30 AM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
1963 24' Tradewind
San Diego , California
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 360
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveH View Post

Do you suppose Airstream customer service could tell me?

I would most definitely contact them. Your unit is still fairly new and i think they would know.
__________________
Sixty3TW4US is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 08:46 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
Just an update on this subject....I talked with Airstream, and they told me the finish on the wood in my trailer is a laquer based finish.

So, I looked around in my stash of old paints and varnishes, and found a half can of a product called Deft, semi gloss, which is laquer based. Used it to touch up the areas needing assistance, and it looks great. Just like new.

Thanks for everyone's input on this.
__________________

__________________
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What type of wood to use? LI Pets Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 48 06-22-2011 05:56 AM
Which finish on vintage wood? InsideOut Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 47 03-28-2009 07:52 PM
What Type of Restoration is Your Type? ankornuta General Repair Forum 16 11-21-2005 05:13 PM
Tow bar receiver type or ball type? Astrodokk Airstream Motorhome Forums 2 06-09-2004 08:20 PM
Wood veneer type Silver Bullet Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 7 03-25-2004 07:46 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.