I love my pair of RDO Monitor 5Jrs and as many of you know, I've rebuilt the eff out of them. :p I knew that the cabs were shady when I got them, but originally got them more as a trial. I look at taking off the peeling vinyl and veneering them a while back, but realized that a few of the corners were busted in and had some damage on the edges. It doesn't effect the sound (or maybe it does but that's what I've know ) but the look of the speakers don't do the sound justice. I even had a good friend who came over and listened to them and said, "Those sound great! But when are you going to make the cabinets match?"
My first consideration was puttying up the corners and edges, then veneering like normal. However, putty doesn't always build that well, and I don't know how strong it would be either.
My second consideration would be building new cabs altogether. Not only would this give me a structurally sound platform, but I would be able to build them to any finish I desire. (Maybe oak sides with a carbon fiber front?) I'll post pictures later tonight when I get home of the actually damage, but please share any ideas as warn cabs are ugly...
PS. This all might be an excuse for a new project, but I'm not sure.