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Old 09-14-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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Fake Wood Wrinkling...

As most of you know, there are many parts in our trailers that are particle board with contact paper applied to make it look like, in my case oak, real wood.

Right below my TV the paper covering is starting to wrinkle on one of the cabinet rails.
I have found no evidence that there has been a leak in the trailer or high humidity. I can only assume again that it's poor workman ship.

Dissapointing for a $30,000 trailer.

Is there any reason why I can't use a wet rag and an iron to reactivate the glue and smooth out this piece of contact paper?

If this doesn't work I am thinking about cutting a thin trip of oak, staining it to match and just covering up the affected area.

Any other ideas?

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Old 09-14-2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with our old Fleetwood. I used a bit of brush on contact cement then carefully used a small wall paper roller to roll the "wood" paper back down. Worked great.
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