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mavindrummer 04-12-2014 08:38 PM

Can I fix this?
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I was vacuuming out my vent in the bathroom and when I was done I found that my vacuum ruined my cabinet. It looks like the cabinet is plastic - ish and melted from the hot air, blowing from the vacuum.

P.s. I am not a fixer upper so please simplify!

Robpo 04-12-2014 09:09 PM

If it melted from the vacuum it can't cost too much to replace and would be easier than trying to fix the old one if that is what you meant.

taylorjm 04-12-2014 09:30 PM

The door is a thermofoil film over an mdf door. The door is coated with a heat activated adhesive, the hot film is laid over the top, then a vacuum pulled from underneath. The hot air from the vacuum reactivated the adhesive and misshaped the film. The only way to really fix it is to put it under a vacuum again. You might be able to find a similar door style and film pattern. Do a search for cabinet door refacing and see if you can find something.

stadry 04-13-2014 04:08 AM

in simple terms, no, you cannot,,, you already said you're not a ' fixer-upper ' :no:

mavindrummer 04-13-2014 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by itsreallyconc (Post 1336110)
in simple terms, no, you cannot,,, you already said you're not a ' fixer-upper ' :no:

Lol! ! Thanks... I would like to learn how though. If possible. I fixed my dishwasher and my toilet by watching YouTube videos. Now I need to fix my fridge and this darn cabinet :(

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stadry 04-13-2014 02:19 PM

good for you ! :thumbsup: never had youTube when i grew up on a farm :no:

taylorjm 04-13-2014 02:26 PM

Me too, but unfortunately, this isn't something that can be fixed. I used to have a vacuum former and used it to cover thermofoil doors, and if you screw up, you throw it away.

Here is a site that I've used in the past. They have several types of doors you can order with whatever profiles you want. You can also order a sample of the white thermofoil and see if it would match your current color.

If I had to guess I think your door profile is a N501 under the thermofoil door section. They have about 3 different color of whites so I would probably ask for a sample.

jasper121 04-22-2014 08:01 PM

Try to watch on youtube videos. Lots of interesting videos.

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