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#1 posted 02-25-2011 11:46 PM

Hi Damian,

Whenever we asked to respond to an RFP at work the designer 9 out of 10 times calls out White High Gloss Lacquer vs. Laminate. Laminate as others have pointed out has a black substrate that will be visible. You could probably find color core in limited colors but Laminate also doesn’t have the depth that a lacquer finish will have. It is like comparing wood to wood grain laminate. One looks rich and has depth while the other looks flat and and well… plastic looking. I would build the case and then have it professionally finished to get that luxe look unless of course you are comfortable/experienced at finishing with high gloss lacquer/paint. good luck sounds like a fun project.

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