Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-28-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1970 31' Sovereign
palm springs , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 50
WOW! Great potential! HEE HEE

Starting the first big project today..My 70 Land Yacht is filled with great wood...but needs a lot of TLC...Anybody wanna share their process?...I need a good wood cleaner first to get the gook off...Then I thought I would stain and seal?
__________________

__________________
happydaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
rebel beck's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Oxford , Mississippi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 870
Images: 35
Hi, there are others on here that can probably give you better ideas but here's my 2 cents first of all is it real wood or laminate we have a 75 and it's laminated. I'm in the antique business and strip a lot of wood my best experience's come with kutzit (wal-mart) and steel wool and of course rubber gloves many pair. Also have a lot of venalation.
__________________

__________________
Becky
75 Sovereign (Peppy)
03 Chevy HD (lil Peppy)
Air# 9552
rebel beck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2006, 10:58 AM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1970 23' Safari
austin , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 44
1970 cabinetry

I believe 1970 was the last year for real wood cabinets. not nearly the same as the plastic laminate wood look alike that was popular for the rest of the 70's

I have a 70 safari and most wood is in good condition. I've been getting good results from a quick pass of a orbital sander w/ 220 grit. what finish is left on the wood seems to be happy to release after 35 years of service.

I did try some finish and stain remover at first. it was nasty stuff and I don't hope to use it again.

paul
__________________
fuegos100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2006, 11:22 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
1970 31' Sovereign
palm springs , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 50
Hi Guys
Yes the wood is teak and yes I believe it was the last year for real wood, thats what i was told...some of the kitchen cabinets have kitchen gook and grease...what would you use to get rid of that?
__________________
happydaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2006, 05:03 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
Blu_Hwy_Lady's Avatar
 
1972 23' Safari
Placitas , New Mexico
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 281
Happy:
If they're just yucky with grime, try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. They are absolutely amazing. You use only water and somehow....magic maybe....it pulls off all the gunk. They have them at Home Depot. You will probably need several boxes because when they get filled with crud they start to deteriorate. I discovered them last summer. While on a "before Airstream" trip I saw them on motel maid carts. People who have to clean for a living use the most state of the art stuff. Also, there's a cleaner (also available at Home Depot) called Cabinet Magic (what's with all the magic?) It cleans and shines up the wood without drying it out.
__________________
Airylle 1972 Safari featured for 5 nanoseconds in the movie Wild Hogs

and
Jupiter (the Golden Retriever)
Blu_Hwy_Lady 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
1964 GlobeTrotter InsideOut 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 3 09-30-2005 12:56 AM
Classic models - 2002 Classic baldeagle 2001 - 2005 Classic 48 04-16-2004 11:31 PM
Stereo ALANSD General Motorhome Topics 9 09-30-2002 08:26 AM
towing with Roadmaster/ Fleetwood Cruiser On The Road... 1 09-26-2002 05:14 PM
Alaska PeterH-Airstreamer On The Road... 11 09-04-2002 08:57 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:28 PM.


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.