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Old 06-23-2019, 08:59 PM   #1
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Fridge door skin

So the we collect magnets of every state and place of where we have been. We were sticking them on 5x7 metal back picture frames but are running out of room. So I took one of the magnets tried to stick to my "metal" door on my fridge. Imagine my surprise when it fell straight to the floor. So I took the door off and found a 1/8 inch panel with fake metal paper attached to it.

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I went to Menards and bought 3x4 sheet of metal and cut it to size. Because the panel I took out was 1/8 inch thick and thought maybe it has some insulating factor for the fridge, I placed cardboard between the door and metal.

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Old 06-24-2019, 09:32 AM   #2
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We've been thinking of doing this as well. As proud grandparents, we have much artwork to be displayed. Imagine our surprise when we found our our "gallery wall material" wasn't ferrous!

I expect the Dometic fridge manual helps one to figure out how to remove/replace?
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:55 AM   #3
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It's actually quite easy. The top trim piece on the fridge has four or five rectangular openings. Take a straight blade screw driver and press down and gently push in. The trim is held with snap ins. Remove the top hinge screw on freezer. Lift out freezer door. Undo next screw that holds fridge door. Be careful as this one doubled nutted. Once those are out lift out door and the panel.
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Thank you so much! I'll get the material removed and go shopping! Note to Self - Don't buy ALUMINUM.

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You are welcome Sir
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Thank you so much! I'll get the material removed and go shopping! Note to Self - Don't buy ALUMINUM.



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Or real stainless steel!
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tyler811 -

Today I took off the two top plastic trim pieces to measure the panels. I plan to get the metal and cut it before I remove the doors.

We don't have a Menards anywhere here in New England so I am curious about the type and specs of the metal sheeting you purchased. We do have Lowes and Home Depot, but no Menards.
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