repairing/replacing formica table tops

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  1. stephsol

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    Hi All,
    At long last taken the plunge and bought a hymer B 584, its a nice airy van, unfortunetly, things have been dropped resulting in some nasty dings in the table . Is there an effective repair system, or what would it cost to replace.
    Thanks
    Steph
     
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    You can buy some formica and just recover the top simple job with some contact adhesive.
     
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    Our builders used these people on our place following "snagging". Couple of tooling marks on uPVC windows, a dent (that we did) in a kitchen unit. The builders paid for a full day in site (around £250, I believe) and the craftsman's work was nothing short of spectacular. Well recommended

    Enjoy your new van a bit, then make a list of all the bits you want sorted out, and leave them to it. (Personally I would avoid formica if you can, though)
     
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    the cheap and easy way is to fill the holes with car body filler and paint to match
     
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    Thanks everyone,
    The plastic surgeon is worth a quote, and the body filler never crossed my mind, would you put the paint into the mix or apply it on top when the product is still tacky?
     
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    That's exactly what I did. Works a treat (y)
     
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    I repaired a worktop in a caravan I used Plastic Padding Gel Coat Filler, used white and a tiny bit of Humbrol model paint mixed in for colour. Could hardly see the repair.
     
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    We bought a brand new table off ebay - reasonable cheap depending on what you want (£25 - £90) and put fittings on the bottom to match the rail (easily obtainable).
    We did this not because the original table was damaged but we wanted a slightly smaller one as there were only 2 of us and it didn't take up so much room in the dinette. Obviously kept the old one to use if more people or wanted to make up the bed.

    We have done exactly the same in our latest van which is a defletths.
     
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    You could use "colourfill" as used by kitchen fitters, sold in B&Q. Use the right colour and follow the instructions and it's virtually undetectable but it does depend on the size of the repair, obviously smaller ones are easier to deal with.
     
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    if the worktop is textured, press with a sponge etc to match the surface whilst still soft. then wait till hardened to paint it. have fixed several worktops and tables using this method. it is basically what the professionals do, but they have pigments to mix with the filler
     
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    When I did my one I mixed a drop of paint in the mix, it was a smooth worktop and as I was using Gel coat Filler just a case of filling to the correct level and putting sticky tape across the surface until set.
     
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