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Old 09-05-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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Warning: Airwick oil plug in melted counter top

Just a warning to all.
We used a Airwick scented oil plug in for the bathroom. I had heard of these catching fire so we always unplug it while we are not at the trailer. The airwick was laid on it's side on the bathroom counter and the oil must have leaked out. There must be something nasty in the oil because it ate through the counter and bubbled the laminate. The oil was trapped under the laminate and turned it to jelly. I cut the bad spot off to get the oil soaked up. My trailer is a 2011 so I am sure I will never find a replacement top to match. Any ideas to fix it?
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:58 PM   #2
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That sucks!! I left a can of Off in our first pop up. The bottom busted and the Off ate a trench all the way across the linoleum where it ran and sat. Had to replace the whole floor.
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Old 09-05-2015, 02:02 PM   #3
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Good to know. Looks like some nasty stuff.
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Old 09-05-2015, 02:03 PM   #4
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That's what stinks, just like these airwicks, who would think Off would ruin a surface?
Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-05-2015, 02:12 PM   #5
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That's what stinks, just like these airwicks, who would think Off would ruin a surface?
Thanks for the heads up.
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And imagine.. You put the off on your body...
Heard rubbing alcohol will hurt the counter and floor as well.
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:26 PM   #6
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You could do what we did (minus the counter damage) stick a hand soap dispenser or dish with double sided tape over the spot, no need to resurface. Either that or apply filler, sand, and get some faux granite countertop paint from Home Depot. Cheaper and lighter than granite that's for sure!
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We replaced the counter in our outdoor kitchen with cultured marble. Turned out really well. Won't swell up. Your small counter shouldn't cost a lot. Good luck.


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Old 09-06-2015, 03:49 PM   #8
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We had the same thing happen to our Chrysler van. Hung the liquid filled air freshener on the heat vents. Eventually it sprung a leak, ran over the heater and a/c controls, and melted some of the buttons together or in or out. Disfigured the control panel. Took it to dealer, 350 bucks to fix it. Took a razor blade to the cracks between the buttons to cut spilled liquid. Everything now works, looks like hell, but it isn't my new truck
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I'd just look at it as an opportunity to put a really nice countertop of your choice in there. It stinks that it happened, but we always try to use mishaps as opportunities for improvement.
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I read somewhere that those things are the leading cause of home fires.
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