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Old 10-10-2011, 02:15 AM   #11
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I have a 2008 Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8314SS with the off-white cabinets. It appears that the cabinet doors are MDF with a spray coating over them. Same for the curved corner edges, but the rails and stiles of the cabinet have a thermofoil applique over them. That is the part that is peeling. The wrinkles started by the heat generating devices; converter, frig, and radio. It has now spread to every cabinet including the bedroom cabinets. In several places it is not just peeling, but the foil has shrank leaving bare gaps of wood at the rail and stile intersections. I guess my only option at this point is to remove the thermofoil and spray paint the rails and stiles. Needless to say, I am very disappointed in the quality of the cabinets in this trailer.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:00 AM   #12
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It isn't just the cream-colored cabinets, as I saw the same thing in a cheap Palamino fifth with a pretend 'wood' finish, a BRAND NEW one still on the lot! The idea of using a vinyl film over "wood" is simply a very bad idea. Cheap, but that is only good for the manufacturer, bad for the customer.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:48 PM   #13
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we too have the cream cabinets with the vinyl shrinking away from the edges...I have tried the heat, without success, I have more than a few places affected by the shrinkage.,,was wondering exactly what was under the vinyl and have considered possibly taking a sample of the vinyl and seeing if I could match paint to it....If anyone has tried it, please let me know...I was told that contact cement along with dryer would do the trick,,,it didnt...
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:36 PM   #14
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one area above the refrig. is wrinkled and is shrinking in my 8315SS,but that is the only place that i see this happening. i would think this is going to happen no matter what i do. given the extreme temp. changes in the trailer when we are not using it,(90's or more in the summer to who knows how low in the winter) that vinyl coating is going to expand and contract.maybe i'll try to see if refrig porcelain touch up paint will cover up the 1/4" bare wood that is exposed.
not sweating the small stuff...life is too short !
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