Glue for Formica ?

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  1. smartie59

    smartie59

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    Hi all,
    Done all the worktops with formica and used Evostick glue great contact product.
    Now I have to lay a strip of formica but need to be able to move it into place so evostick is no good .Any suggestions please as I am off on friday.
    Tanks
    Rod.
     
  2. shell&tell

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    Hi,
    Other types of contact adhesive, some allow slight movement but not a lot. Read the labels before buying.


    Terry
     
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    Araldite rapid.....gives about 5 mins before its too late.

    just rough the contact surface slightly with sandpaper to give a key.
     
  4. 45eEver

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    Smartie, I've had some succes with

    • letting the Evo nearly dry.
    • putting some plastic sheet (poluythene on the tacky surface.
    • manoeuvring it into place.
    • pulling the polythene sheet off.
    Not all plastic sheets are equal, some come off better than others.
    Best not to get a good contact between the poly sheet and the Evo.

    You need enough spare poly sheet to get a reasonable grip on it.

    I've found spray on contact adhesive is the least worst for that trick.

    I understand there are special sheets for the job, but I've never tracked them down.
    I suggest you experiment with waste scraps of Formica or whatever.

    Good luck.
     
  5. smartie59

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    Hi all,
    thanks for the input!I just had a thought, the back is held in with a pastic seal os I was wondering if "No more nails" would do as later in the year I plan to take the board out and do it properley. at the moment removing it would involve taking the exaust flue out and I don't want to start ensuring that it's sealed.As I would need it checked for c o2.
    Rod
     
  6. Frankia

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    I usually use contact adhesive on both parts and place the 2 parts together whilst "wet" then after moving them into the correct position run over the surface with a hot iron - sticks like glue:Smile:

    If the face of the surface can be scorched put a piece of brown paper between the iron and the surface.
     

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