Interior revamp

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Interior revamp

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Eventually got around to buying myself a T25, my first job is to sort out my tired looking cupboards. Has anyone any ideas or advice on how I can spruce them up please? Is fablon vinyl as a retrim any good?
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Hi Stevs, and firstly welcome to Club 80-90 where you can find all you need to know (and lots that you don't !) :ok

It's a good idea to put where your are in your profile, and also to set up a "signature" via your control panel that tells us what year van you have, what conversion it is and what engine it has. This makes answering certain questions a lot easier for us ;)

What type of T25 did you get then ?

I will be "watching" this thread as one of our 2 vans needs the cupboards tidied up. I am currently leaning towards using "Melamine paint" as per LINK HERE after a light sanding of course, to "key" the surface. Our cupboards have a slight wood grain texture to them and I think this will lend itself well to painting (i.e. hiding brush strokes :roll: )
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Thanks Ghost, I think I've updated correctly as you said.
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Stevs wrote:Thanks Ghost, I think I've updated correctly as you said.

looking good :ok
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now the "admin stuff" is out the way...photos come next! I spruced up the cupboards in my old Kamper with fablon and it looked ok, I could have done a better job I suppose but enthusiasm for my first van took over rather than putting in the time and effort.

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wee bugger wrote:photos come next!

Aye :- "show us your home re-furbed interior" :ok
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I'll be watching this one as I intend to strip my van after this summer and redo the interior.
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I've just remembered (and found) the "spare" box of those hard wearing but thin vinyl wood effect self adhesive tiles many folk cover their floors with. I did our Hi-Top with them and they are easy to cut with a Stanley knife or even a decent pair of scissors. I wonder if they could be used to good effect ?

Edited to add the words "self adhesive" ;)
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I have been looking at veneers and laminates, seems relatively easy to apply them and the finish should be good. Just involves removing or sanding the old ones then using contact adhesive.

Still find myself edging towards saving up and buying a new interior.
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MattBW wrote:I have been looking at veneers and laminates, seems relatively easy to apply them and the finish should be good. Just involves removing or sanding the old ones then using contact adhesive.

Edited my post above to add the words "self adhesive"

I am going to have a "trial go" at using them today, will report back.

MattBW wrote:Still find myself edging towards saving up and buying a new interior.

Ah, a rich person then :wink:
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I'm just starting to strip my interior to remake everything. I am hopefully going to use a wood effect laminate bonded to a 12-15mm plywood. I am going to make a studwork frame first and then probably use a thin sheet material to form the internals between the studwork. Thats the theory anyway and I am past the point of no return now :)

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ghost123uk wrote:
MattBW wrote:I have been looking at veneers and laminates, seems relatively easy to apply them and the finish should be good. Just involves removing or sanding the old ones then using contact adhesive.

Edited my post above to add the words "self adhesive"

I am going to have a "trial go" at using them today, will report back.

MattBW wrote:Still find myself edging towards saving up and buying a new interior.

Ah, a rich person then :wink:

Haha I wish, more trying to work out what I can sell to fund the van habit haha :run
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"Quagmire" on here (Ben) is intending to start doing a range of cost effective units for T25's in the very near future. I have seen his work and it looks good (though I can't afford it :? ) Link HERE
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Thanks, its such a minefield finding a good place is driving me mad ;)

I was looking at Starlight campers love the stuff but I just dont have 2k hanging around sadly. Working on it though haha ;)
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Calypso do custom made items that you can buy one at a time.
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