Refurbishing interior

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  1. Hammerhead

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    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is the right board to post this, but never mind...

    I'm in the process of restoring the interior of a 28yo Peugeot Tabbert motorhome. The units are in fine condition with no rot, but... Some previous owner has covered them all with 'wood effect' vinyl, and not done a very good job. It's all creased and looks rubbish.

    So, any ideas of a straigtforward and fairly easy way of making it look good? I'm going to rip off all the vinyl, and already know the doors and units are in fine condition, so it's just a finishing job really.

    I'm a bit new to this, and generally more comfortable with electrics and mechanics. Some years ago I refurbed a VW Kombi interior, but simply painted all the units, which kinda suited its 70's look.

    The Tabbert needs a better finish I think. So, any ideas?

    Thank you.
     
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    Cheers pappajohn, that looks like good stuff.

    Really want to do it myself though, so might give it a go on a couple of panels then get a critical eye (my wife) to tell me if I'm competent. :BigGrin:
     
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    i think the biggest drawback with this stuff is once its on...its on, no second chance to reposition it.

    the iron-on my come off again with heat re-applied and a firm but gentle pull but the contact adhesive type wont budge.
     
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    Whats the wood like underneath?? Can it be sanded/dipped/sandblasted and revarnished or is well knackered??

    I replaced all the interior of an old Chevvy RV a few years ago and it was a hell of a job!!! Unded up replacing all the wall panells with 1/8 ply and staining/varnishing the lot, looked great when it was finished but took about 4 months!!!
     
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    Well it's just plywood (I think... Showing just how little I know about this stuff) with a very basic finish. Staining/varnishing after stripping the vinyl is possible, and thinking about some of the rounded units maybe that would be preferable.

    I'll post some pics...
     
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    Here we go...

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    I know the cushion covers look terrible! But luckily a friend of mine is good at all that stuff. Bless her.
     
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    Good Luck Hammerhead....

    Let us know how you get on.

    Always hated that vinyl stuff preferring to go for the real wood veneer.

    A long as it looks right for the period.:thumb:
     
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    Cheers! But that's the real problem. I don't know how it did look originally. I emailed Tabbert, who still exist, making caravans and motorhomes, asking if they had any sales brochures for these old things. Got a very polite reply but no info at all.
     
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    Depends how far you are going with the project...

    Looks bright light wood effect from the photos....

    If you like the look then why not go for similar Wood Veneer.:thumb:
     
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