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Old 12-14-2015, 02:17 AM   #1
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Reworking the Inside Appearance

Well been thinking of applying high gloss clear (varnish) to all the wood inside of our 2012 378XL. I think that this would add a very nice updated look to the wood and make it appear more high end. Gonna be some work but I believe the end result could be worth it. Can anyone think of a downside to a project like this.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:54 AM   #2
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To each their own. For me the high gloss looks like cheap plastic. I prefer the rich wood look. It's your motorhome though and you should do what you like. Good luck with your project.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:39 AM   #3
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I would do it the way you want. It's like watching the home improvement shows on tv. They are alway stressing what is good for resale value. We have always remodeled with out likes instead of what someone else might like.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:00 AM   #4
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Is the wood trim and cabinet faces in a Georgetown "real" wood? I assume the cabinet doors are but isn't the other stuff the standard RV run of the mill fine vinyl veneer? If that's the case its not going to take varnish or poly too well. You might end up with a hell of a mess.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:11 AM   #5
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Is the wood trim and cabinet faces in a Georgetown "real" wood? I assume the cabinet doors are but isn't the other stuff the standard RV run of the mill fine vinyl veneer? If that's the case its not going to take varnish or poly too well. You might end up with a hell of a mess.
I agree! Try an area not as noticeable before you carry on doing the rest.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:27 AM   #6
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My thoughts exactly. Much of the wood trim is not really wood at all and I wouldn't recommend that "light sand" process that most varnish will require for adhesion.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:05 PM   #7
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Beware..... Most of the "wood" on the inside of your coach, (at least ours), is just a vinyl appliqué. I know as we have some scratches in our RV, (Georgetown 360), and it's just pressed wood underneath.
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Water based poly may not be an issue. You can buy deglossers for prep...just make sure it is compatible. A simple cleaning may be enough.


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Old 12-15-2015, 07:51 AM   #9
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I am not sure what condition you real wood is in,,,
But I would do the same as I do with every pic of wood in our home,,,
At least once a year I oil all wood with Lemon oil !!!
Makes our over 20 year old cabinets,,, look like new !!!
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Water based poly may not be an issue. You can buy deglossers for prep...just make sure it is compatible. A simple cleaning may be enough.
Even water based poly is not going to bond to the fine Corinthian vinyl veneer. It will eventually start peeling.
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