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Old 11-27-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Water heater access door oxidized

I have a 2006 Bambi and the water heater door is oxidized. What is recommended to clean it and restore it to original silver?
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Mine looks like its just painted steel. Its also getting faded and chalky.

I have two things in mind when I deal with it. One is to use a satin finish paint similar to what was on it from factory. Mine was never glossy. Perhaps Airstream dealer offers the exact paint.

Or remove it and have it chrome plated along with furnace cover.

On mine I don't think a cleaner/wax will help it. It appears to be very thin paint subject to rubbing through.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:27 PM   #3
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Rustoleum ultra bright silver (I believe that is the name) is pretty close to the color of modern brushed AS skin. Sand and repaint.
I did that before I found the stainless steel replacements for the water heater and furnace cover, as well as the stove vent.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:55 PM   #4
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I missed the post about the stainless covers, do you have a link to the vendor? Thanks..
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:29 AM   #5
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I got my ss replacement covers from the Jackson Center Service Dept. when I visited the place in October.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:41 AM   #6
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Roger Williams in Texas has the stainless covers as well. They have stainless furnace vents for Dometic, and stainless replacements for the outdoor part of the venta-hood found on late model trailers.

link: www.rogerwilliams.com
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:18 AM   #7
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Roger Williams in Texas has the stainless covers as well. They have stainless furnace vents for Dometic, and stainless replacements for the outdoor part of the venta-hood found on late model trailers.

link: www.rogerwilliams.com

Quality products...nice up-grade.

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Bob,

Looks great. From the website, it looks like you have to call the parts department.

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Very nice. I like 'em.
Does the exterior hood vent also have the little retention clips?
Are all three of these products also available from AS?
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Very nice. I like 'em.
Does the exterior hood vent also have the little retention clips?
Are all three of these products also available from AS?
I ordered all three from Roger Williams three years ago, don't know who supplies the ones the AS Store sells.
The stove vent does not have the plastic retainers, it does not leak or flop around in the wind though.

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I'll have to give them a call. They're very attractive. The furnace & hot water heater doors started turning chalky on our coach about 20 minutes after we bought it a dozen years ago. And wax doesn't help. That SS stove vent nicely eliminates the plastic. As long as it doesn't chatter durng the night, sounds like a nice way to go.
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Bob thanks for posting the pics and info. They look great!
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Bob thanks for posting the pics and info. They look great!
No problem, they turned out to be one of the nicest "bling" up-grades we have done.
If the AS store is now selling them, do they offer them as an option?

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When I was a JC last month, they only had either the furnace door or the HWH door in the store. I can't remember which. That's the way it was in the summer of 10 also. I bought one of the doors at JC and contacted Roger Williams for the other cover and the vent.
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