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Old 03-31-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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We have managed to lift a dime-sized piece of veneer off the fridge door. Any suggestions for repair or disguise?
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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I found a backsplash panel at Lowe's, had my son cut it to size, slipped the oak panel out, slipped the new panel in place. Done...
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If your refrigerator is a Dometic, you may want to try them. You may want to either try to put on contact paper, or a fancy decal, or free hand paint or furniture repair stick? How did it happen? Or should I ask?
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I found a backsplash panel at Lowe's, had my son cut it to size, slipped the oak panel out, slipped the new panel in place. Done...
Clever! How did you remove the panel?
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If you are talking the oak-look material, you could ask ETI to send you some veneer tape. Or, if you are coming to the rally, I have a couple feet of the stuff.
The patch will disappear if you come close to matching the grain pattern.
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Clever! How did you remove the panel?
At the top of the refer door there are just a couple of screws holding a plastic piece in place. Remove the screws, wiggle the plastic piece loose, and the oak panel just slides up and out of the frame. Insert a new panel, replace the plastic piece and screws and, voila, a brand new look.
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Thank you, Karen. Maybe I can find a very lightweight metal panel to put magnets on! I also am trying to figure out how to change the edges to white or a color to match the liner, as the window frames, hood and stove top are white.
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Thanks everyone for the great tips. How the problem occurred is much too embarrassing to talk about!
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Thank you, Karen. Maybe I can find a very lightweight metal panel to put magnets on! I also am trying to figure out how to change the edges to white or a color to match the liner, as the window frames, hood and stove top are white.
I called that panel a backsplash panel but I'm not sure that is what it was...it may have even been a dishwasher panel or something not even remotely related. I just poked around Lowe's looking for something that would work (it has to be thin and somewhat flexible) and I found this kind of hidden on a shelf. Just keep your eyes open and you may find exactly what you want.
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JaneH, one more option would be to pick up (i. e., buy) another panel from ETI. Usually, the RV manufacturer installs the panels in their trailers--at least that's my understanding, but I'm quite often wrong.
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