Table Top Damage.

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  1. cydersyd

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    A small book fell from an overhead cupboard and punctured the table beneath.:cry:
    The table surface appears to be constructed of a formica type plastic material over a honeycomb cardboard base, presumably to save weight.
    The hole is approximately 1/2" long by 1/4" deep.

    Any sensible suggestions would be welcome on the material to fill the hole to maintain a firm surface. If possible a glossy finish to the infill would be a bonus.

    Many thanks:Smile:.
     
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    Same thing happened to me..
    it did not punch a hole right through though, but pushed a small section about an 1/8th deep into the table

    Watch out for one of those mobile windscreen repairers at supermarkets.. I got one to do a resin fill on it.. could not even see it if you did not know it was there..

    Then I done the same bloody thing again and have got to do another fix !! :Doh:
     
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    I have heard that the fillings in FB pies are pretty solid when set. Come in a range of colours from puke tan to dog crap brown :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  7. cydersyd

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    At last a sensible answer!
     
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    I had the same thing happen to me and local dealer had a kit to repair only down side was matt not gloss think most dealers can do repair
     
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    Worst case, get a laminate sheet cut to fit.

    Arty way, make a feature of it, cut a circle and glue something contrasting in it, a penny ??
     
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    Sorry :Doh::Blush:
     
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    Repaired ours with a laminate flooring repair kit. Heat up wax type sticks into damaged area then scrape off to level. Try Amazon.

    Pete :Smile:
     
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    My son had a hole in a chair-side table in his caravan, created by a falling implement.

    I managed to rout a circular piece out and drop in a circular cork coaster, of course I got the coaster first and then cut to the same dimension.

    He liked it so much we did other surfaces in his van.
    :thumb:
     
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    fill hole with 2 part car body filler and before it sets replicate the grain patern. then buy a colourfil pack from a large diy store such as b&Q in a matching colour and use that to conceal the defective area. just takes a little patience and minimal diy skills

    otherwise speak to a freindly kitchen fitter
     
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    Simples !!!!!

    Just use any old fillers and then cover the table with oil cloth (loads in Dunelm) and secure underneath with duct tape !
    Did this to mine, looks better than when uncovered !!:thumb:
     
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