Any suggestions to edge 18mm boarding?

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  1. steveclecy

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    The visible edging on our washroom entrance - the usual adhesive strips frequently used on inexpensive furniture, has become damaged. I could buy some "iron on" edging strip to match from B&Q or the like but I was thinking some kind of aluminium, stainless steel or uPVC extrusion would be more robust.

    Any self-builders or anyone else for that matter have any suggestions as to where to source something like that or alternatives to the edging strip?

    Steve
     
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    i have used ali chanel on previous builds stuck or screwed on
     
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    If it is a corner edge then what I used was the cheap white plastic right angle strips. I used polyurethane glue and clamped it then wiped off the excess glue. This has given a perfect and very strong edge.

    Without knowing exactly what edge this is and what colour and material it is made of I can't give better advice sorry.
     
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    i use white u shaped plastic have a word with a local double glazing firm or builders merchant .
    mind they do a brown as well.
     
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    Try this company, the website does not show everything so ring them & they should be able to help you. They are based in Grimsby, North Lincolnshire

    http://www.magnummotorhomes.co.uk
     
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    Good ideas thanks. Knowing it is called "channel" has helped a lot with the Google searches!

    Would be nice to use a brown uPVC channel, although the right angle uPVC strips would work with a quality adhesive I reckon.

    Steve
     
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    Just been to the van to photograph the damage. When I measured it as carefully as I could - seems closer to 17mm wide than 18mm.

    There are companies (like this one) who sell uPVC channel in black or white, and I would not mind either if it is fitted well. However they sell in 75 metre packs.

    Think I will go looking for a friendly window manufacturer.

    Steve
     

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    Your best option is to use some 2mm pvc edging, this avail is hundreds of colours, you can use either worktop tape or evo stick to apply then trim.

    I make a lot of bedroom furniture & this is what i use on the boards.

    If you you want a brown colour tell me how much you need, i can source some for you,
    i probably have some knockin about.

    I would show yo photo but do not know how to insert one!!!!


    If you are around the birmingham area, i'll do it for you.

    karl
     
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