Autotrail decorative cooker strip

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  1. PhilandMena

    PhilandMena Funster

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    The black decorative strip above my cooker is peeling off which I suspect is due to the bond breaking down as a result of heat/moisture coming out the top of the oven. (I'm aware that this has happened on other Autotrail's too).
    If I draw to the attention of the dealer they will ask me to bring in for inspection with the fuel cost alone probably exceeding the cost of repair and so I'm considering doing this myself.
    The strip is about 50 mm wide and about 1.3M in length and my plan is to pull off the old strip which appears to a kind of very thin cloth/paper cover and bonding a heat resistant decorative strip in place.
    I have tried searching the internet without much success and I did find a factory that offered heat resistant glass cut to size but this was far to expensive, well over £150.00.
    Has anyone a cost effective solution to this problem ? I would welcome your thoughts on the matter.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Philip
     
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    Mine too

    Mine is peeling off as well :Sad:

    I hope someone has a good cure :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Here goes! One of the best construction sealants,not known by many,there's a brand called Ct1 , they do specialist adhesives and I have just used at work one that works on an un prepared surface that sticks when surface is wet!
    They do a heat resistant one for fire surrounds should do the trick bottom right if I remember right .
    Here's the link
    http://www.sealantsandtoolsdirect.co.uk/ct1_M5.html?gclid=CJzhiob_zLUCFabLtAodingASA
    Philippft.
    In Corby there's a place called cyclomarket if you pop in there they should be able to help you.Buying on line would be cheaper!

    Regards Vlad .
     
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    Thanks Vlad, I appreciate your kind help. However, it's a replacement strip I need ! The one that is on there (second one) is torn and I want to replace the whole strip. My initial thoughts were to glue on a piece of heat resistant Glass or plastic but so far unable to find suitable option.

    Philip
     
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    How about a strip of aluminium profile.. ?

    B&Q have quite a selection, including anodised...

    http://www.diy.com/search/aluminium+profile?noCookies=false
     
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    It should be possible to get a strip of aluminium and a tube of Ct1 for considerably less than £150 .

    Not as quick as,but thinking along the same lines of Scotjimland.!
     
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    Further to my last, width of strip is 70 mm and length 1110 mm.

    Here's a couple of pictures that i should have posted with my initial query.
     

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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    ah ha... that make's it clearer.. so ally profile not a solution..

    How about a strip of proper Formica cut and bonded on.. ?

    any decent kitchen fitting business should be able to supply .. perhaps even from an off-cut.
     
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    If you can get Formica stripe use evo contact adhesive as in kitchen fitting:thumb:
     
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    Not what I thought at all


    I misunderstood - it's not the same bit of trim as mine. Mine is on the cooker it self. :thumb:
     
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