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Old 08-10-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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Changing interior hardware from brass to nickel

We love our Allure but not in love with the polished brass hardware. We have replaced all the door and drawer pulls, towel rings/bar. Shopping for replacement bath faucets and have ordered new wall sconces's from Kevin Waite. The big item is the shower surround/door. Called CC and they are checking to see if their supplier can still provide them. If so, I am sure the cost will be very high.

Has anyone else done this upgrade? If so, how hard was it to remove the existing sink faucets? Looking under there, there seems to be an odd way of securing them with some sort of clips. Has anyone replaced their shower door and surround and, if so, where did you get the replacement?
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My wife is 95% done on the swap out to Brush Nickel from Brass. Knobs, towel bars. I had Kevin help me locate brass nickel puck lights, and he sent several snap shots of the sconces for the DW to look over. She found some she liked as we were getting other work done at Temecula Valley RV, so ended up getting those from them.

We have the restroom faucet and shower door, handle and shower head and bar to go. Ours is not a curved shower, it's a U shaped stall, with small side glass panels, and then the door. So I'm thinking ours should be pretty straight forward. I may just have a single pane frameless thicker glass door fabricated to fit in the full opening, with only Brush Nickle end pieces attached to the shower stall.

I suspect you have a standard Moen faucet in your coach? But, admit I have not yet looked at ours to see what is involved in swapping it out.

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Brass to nickel

Quick idea on switching from brass to nickel, we had same issue with our prevost with CC conversion. I had all of the brass powder quoted (I.e grab handles, defroster vents, anything that could not be replaced with hardware or fixtures and turned out great!!!!). As far as shower rails, that was actually custom painted by our painter with a nickel finish with a slight glaze pattern and it too turned out good! Coach is currently for sale and u might be able to see examples at legacycoachinc.com, listed under the "prevost" link and actual coach is 2000 prevost CC, 81k miles). Hope this helps!

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Scott,
Nice looking coach! Too bad it doesn't have gold hardware!
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I must have lucked out. All our hardware is already nickel. Phew, dodged one there!
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Note to Smitty. Check into painting existing shower door related metal to Bush Nickel...

Yeah, nice coach Scott. I liked the wood floor, and the side buffet like eating area with club chairs. Good luck on the sale of this one... (Sounds like you have a potential buyer, if you can get that trimmed painted back to Bronze!!!)

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Permalko, sure do have lots of brass leftover if u want some my friend!
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Permalko, sure do have lots of brass leftover if u want some my friend!
depending on the yr. of your coach i might be interested in buying some if you would like to sell. older brass is hard to find.
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Permalko, sure do have lots of brass leftover if u want some my friend!
Actually, we just finished putting brass knobs on our cabinets to match our gold colored bathroom faucets!
Seriously, we do want to take a Prevost for a spin before we decide on a Country Coach--we do like not having slides. However, with the caregiving we're doing for my dad, your coach will probably be long gone before we can buy our replacement coach. Good luck--hope you sell it quick.
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laj: I have all of the older brass from my Winnebago. PM me if you are interested. \ken
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laj: I have all of the older brass from my Winnebago. PM me if you are interested. \ken
i am but until i get to a computer i can't pm you. all i have for now is my s. phone.
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Thanks a bunch. Keep in touch and any questions on any Prevost let me know and would be more than happy to answer
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Let's Add Sprinkles: Oven Cleaner on the Shower Surround this lady used oven cleaner to remove hers. Over on rvnet a fella used some kind of acid on his.
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Thanks for the tips. I will check with my favorite body shop guy and see if he is willing to paint the shower door frame. He can also tell me who in my area may do powder coating.
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