The off-white laminate tambour in my '78 Argosy Minuet has seen better days. Initially, I thought that removal and reguling would work, but upon closer examination the slats are disintegrating from the edges inward. The doors have also taken on an unsightly bulge in the center. The trailer is currently at Fowler Interiors for refurbishing, and I am trying to locate a suitable tambour to use as replacement.
In searching the web, I haven't found any laminates that closely resemble the original, but found something that intrigued me - - Bright Brushed Aluminum tambour - - available in 1/2" slats in 5/32" thickness - - available through Tape-Ease Fine Veneers and More. The web reference for this product is:
Tape-Ease Fine Veneers and More
I did make one big mistake
- - I didn't measure the slat width or thickness - - my only thought was to measure for quantity needed
- - the trailer is now more than 400 miles away, and I am wondering what size slat I need as well as the thickness. I have made arrangements to have the Fowlers replace the tambour if I can find suitable replacement material.
I have two qeustions
What width slat is required for this application, and what thickness is required?
Has anyone tried this metallic tambour as a substitute for the off-white laminate? If you have had experience with this material, is it more difficult to work with than wood or laminate tambour?