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Old 04-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #29
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:24 PM   #30
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #31
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Someone had asked about a front for their Frige I found a piece of 1/8 Oak veneer at Lowe's and put it in mine to match the flooring..It's just stuck in there right now I still have to polyurethane it and add the trims I'm going to put on it......
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:09 PM   #32
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Hi, Randy

How did you refinish the stovetop?
I did mine a couple of times and it looked just like yours in the "after" pictures- until I'd cooked on it for a while !
I finally stripped all the old paint off and am just living with the beat-up original plated finish. It looks just like your "before" picture.
What's your magic solution?

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:04 AM   #33
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Yes I refinished it with Heat resistance paint 2 coats and a final coat of appliance apoxy, I've done this before with just the heat resistance paint and after cooking on it for a long time it will brown a little around the eyes but it's not too noticeable.. but the way it was needed something done and this was the cheapest and easiest thing to do and it matched pretty close....I hope the appliance apoxy will do better this time only time will tell..
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:00 PM   #34
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Yes I refinished it with Heat resistance paint 2 coats and a final coat of appliance apoxy,.
Do you "bake" it after you put on the heat resistant paint?
I noticed on the instructions (AFTER I painted, naturally) that the H.R. paint is cured by the heat of the BBQ or engine or whatever.
I wondered if I'd have gotten a better bond if I'd stuck it in the oven for a while...

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:21 PM   #35
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Sorry for the delay in getting back but I'm right in the middle of all the destruction that has hit the great state of Alabama and it is BAD!! BADD!! BADDD!! beyond compare so far over 200 killed, looks like we maybe without power for 7 to 10 days I;m running off a generator right now..One good thing about it my family came through it without any injuries or damage to their homes... No I didnot bake it maybe thats where I messed up before but I'm going to try it as is then redo it later if needed......
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:32 PM   #36
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Sorry for the delay in getting back but I'm right in the middle of all the destruction that has hit the great state of Alabama and it is BAD!! BADD!! BADDD!! beyond compare so far over 200 killed, looks like we maybe without power for 7 to 10 days I;m running off a generator right now..One good thing about it my family came through it without any injuries or damage to their homes... No I didnot bake it maybe thats where I messed up before but I'm going to try it as is then redo it later if needed......
Good Lord, Randy- do NOT apologize...I'm just glad you and your family are okay!
If there's anything at ALL I can do for you, and I mean ANYTHING, please ask!
P.M., E-mail or call- I P.M.'d you my ph.number, in the message about the cushions, remember?

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:59 PM   #37
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Finally got to do some more work on the Trillium, got my cushions back a local uphostery shop sewed all the cushion covers for $280.00 labor I supplied the material they supplied the zippers and labor, got my cabinet doors done..The piece of oak laminate I had stored in the barn for several years that I used on the frige don't match the doors exactly but it's close enough for me.. I sewed all new curtains and now I'm installing all new LED lighting..A few pictures to share..............
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:02 AM   #38
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You have me thinking, that a Trillium is in my future. Thanks for all the great info Randy.

Would I have any trouble pulling one with a 114hp 4 cyl Volvo 240 Wagon?
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:30 AM   #39
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The oak flooring and doors really look terrific. May I ask what you did with the opening under the dinette (to access the fresh water tank)?
The storage cubbies under the seats looks immaculate. What is the grey on the floor under the door side seat?
I am the new owner of a 4500 and am really impressed with what you have done. Thanks for sharing your ideas and expertise.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #40
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The oak flooring and doors really look terrific. May I ask what you did with the opening under the dinette (to access the fresh water tank)?
The storage cubbies under the seats looks immaculate. What is the grey on the floor under the door side seat?
I am the new owner of a 4500 and am really impressed with what you have done. Thanks for sharing your ideas and expertise.

I laid out the flooring so that the grove side ended right at the start of the holding tank plywood lid coming off the back wall. I then glued the rest of the flooring to the plywood lid covering the holding with contact cement and ran them all the way to the front edge, now you can pull on the floor and the whole piece will come out for easy access, I did run a piece of oak corner trim across the front so to access it you have to remove that piece but its only held in place with 4 finish nails. In the future after I have to get in there again I think I will re-install it with some small screws so it can be removed and reinstalled.
The gray stuff on the floor in the storage compartments is something I bought at a store we have here called Dirt Cheap its something like a Big Lots store, the stuff is something like rat fur comes in several colors it's 28"X45" and usually sells for $1.99 each but I caught them on sale for .99 ea. and bought several of them in green, purple, red, black, blue and grey they didn't have any orange ones. I didn't want stuff bouncing around on the hard floor so I put this in there also in the upper cabinets and storage binds. I'm going to color match them now purple in the one with purle strips and green in the one with green and so on.......Here are some pictures of the stuff..
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:50 AM   #41
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Great thread Randy.

As a "new" owner of an "original" Trillium, I suspect that it is one of the first series built, and, it is in need of a significant amount of TLC.

Lots of good info. and ideas so far. I will undoubtedly be following some of your procedures in the near future.

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #42
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If you need door hinges I suggest you order them now because it looks like it takes a couple of months to get them .....
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