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Old 07-17-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
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Counter top replacements

Replacing 76 argosy counter top. Does anyone know of solid replacement or ideas of what to use? Such as like in new model airstreams or any type replacement?
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:36 PM   #2
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I have used Formica and stainless steel.
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:04 PM   #3
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Also used formica. Check out my blog.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:44 PM   #5
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ID:	373171We installed a Corian top in our 25 footer, but I did it for a living. Have seen granite (heavy) we did some laminate tops for some Airstreamers in New Mexico when we were there. So my recommendation is 1. Buy our fuel to come visit ( we are always looking for a reason) 2. Find a local company and see if they can do it at the amount of money that you want to spend. Good luck. And please post photos
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:17 PM   #6
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I have used Formica and stainless steel.
How did the stainless steel hold up? Would you do it again?
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Old 07-18-2020, 03:06 PM   #7
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Word of caution Corian will burn if hot pans set on, can not be used for cutting board will make deep cut marks, small scratches will sand out. I have used a lot of corian & related matl. I do not recommend them, there some man made matl. that look like granite such as silestone for one, there are others made, one draw back w/granite other hard surfaces like granite, drop a glass object it, glass will break. I have granite in house, installed when expensive, prices down now. Penny & I like it never will have laminates, or corian style again. As for cutting boards wood is safe and doesn't breed germs like plastics and other matl. Butcher block makes exc. counter top min. care.
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Replacing 76 argosy counter top. Does anyone know of solid replacement or ideas of what to use? Such as like in new model airstreams or any type replacement?
An idea Iím tossing around right now is to use 2-part epoxy. So much research to do!
Corian is appealing because itís lightest and cheapest of solid surfaces.
Butcher block is really appealing right now.
Paper stone??? Only available in limited colors....

Regardless, itís a DIY adventurerís playground!

Good luck with your tops!
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:42 AM   #9
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I used 3/4 bamboo sheet goods. Sanded did a two colour stain. Covered it in that countertop epoxy. Looks awesome and is lighter than solid surface material and easy to fix or repair. Doing the bathroom this winter we like it so much. Just make sure you spray a coat of lacquer on it top and bottom before you do epoxy. Eliminates bubbles.
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