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Old 12-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hello all, well I have started my winter project, remodeling and a complete makeover in my 2003 Damon Challenger. I have removed the front tv, cut away the headbanger and finished it off with a cabinet. I have removed all the formica on the kitchen counter, curio cabinet and table, waiting for the new high gloss formica to come in from home depot. Removed the stove/cooktop and installed a dishwasher and slide in cooktop will go in as soon as new formica is installed. Removing a passenger chair and building a tv cabinet to install a 32" LED tv, that will be viewable from the sofa and drivers seat and dining area. Oh I'm also tearing out the carpet and installing airstep vinyl flooring. Pictures will be posted when complete. Hope to be done in a couple of weeks.
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Lots of work. Keep us posted. Looking forward to the pictures.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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Update: Well I have completed the installation of the new counter tops and dishwasher. Also completed the movement of the tv to mid coach and completed the new cabinet where the old headbanger tv box was. Looks pretty good if I say so myself. Pretty inexpensive as well. The new floor is next. I will post pictures tomorrow.

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I am thinking of replacing my formica coutertop also. If I my ask how did you remove the formica?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
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Send pictures - I am looking for a used MH and plan on doing exactly what your are doing. I also plan on getting a soundbar for the audio. Keep us informed please!!

Rockman1 - rvbunz is probably using a heat gun or hair dryer to loosen the glue and then wide putty knives to seperate the glue from the formica. It usually is a labor intensive job to do.
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Anxious to see pictures, before and after...
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #7
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Rockman1, I actually used a wood chisel to start the separation, then used a wide putty knife to peel up the old laminate. I did however have to use the chiesel a lot as the laminate did break. Had to make sure the blade was positioned not to dig into counter. A heat gun probably would have helped but I didn't have one so I just went to work. Hopefully have pictures by this evening.

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Love remodels, but show your progress. We love pics!!
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Upload looks like complete, will check later to see if all pictures made it.
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Looks like you did an excellent job. You have given inspiration. Can't wait to get started on my countertops.
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Wow, that looks great!
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I am also updating my rv interior. I finished my backspash yeasterday. I am thinking maybe I should have done the countertops first.Click image for larger version

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Rockma, your backsplash looks great. I'm sure you can still do the counter tops. My TV pictures did load. I'll have to try again.

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