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Old 02-28-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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cedar lined closets

In the newer Airstreams it seems they have ceder lined closets. If the smell bothers you are these liners removable.

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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These are not air tight closets like a chest box would be, so I doubt you will experience any aroma from the CEDAR Lining.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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Not a new thing. My '86 has cedar lined closets. The aroma is very subtle. We like it.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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If the smell bothers you why not just cover it with a coat of urethane? Then you still have the look.
I have it in my trailer and now 19 years old. There is no odour whatsoever.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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The older cedar gets, the less it smells. Good thing/bad thing???

To reactivate the smell it would need an occasional sanding or scuffing.

The urethane might smell worse than the cedar, especially in a closet. Try Shellac. Natural, no odor, and a great sealer.


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Old 02-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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My 1983 Excella has them too.

There is a reason, and the aroma is it. Cedar closet linings, like the cedar chests of old, are moth-repellent. Sealing off the aroma would defeat the entire purpose.

Of course as sandlapper pointed out, as it gets older the aroma fades. My closets have no scent at all. I promise you, they are certainly not moth-repellent any longer. I've got the holes in my best suit to prove it.

I've been meaning to give them a scuffing to try to reactivate the scent, but haven't gotten around to it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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A few drops of 100% pure & natural Texas Cedar Oil on a cotton ball dropped in a garment bag will keep the moths away from suits.

A few drops of cedar oil on some cotton balls stored in a ziplock bag in your Airstream closet can also restore the cedar aroma. (brushing the oil on the cedar lining would be an over-restoration; it would overpower).

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We like the cedar smell of our closet, and when my wife noted that it had faded to nonexistent, I applied a light coat of Cedar oil to it. It worked great if you like the smell of Cedar. You really can't smell it outside of the closet.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #10
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I find cedar to be a very fresh, clean scent.

Doug put cedar paneling leftover from closets at home on the floor of our closet in the interstate Love it.

I think you can also lightly sand these to restore the scent.

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I agree, love the smell of cedar. Had it in our boat closet, so why not the 'land yacht'

In fact Home Depot sells a cedar lining kit for $29.99 that I purchased and plan on installing in our Airstream Interstate closet.

Also just put a teak shower mat in bathroom. Love that smell as well!!
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