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Forum topic by Thos. Angle posted 09-18-2007 06:25 PM 1986 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thos. Angle

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09-18-2007 06:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: contact cement

I just came in for a break. I was cementing skin on plywood for some cabinet parts. For the last year we have been using a 3M product, 30-NF. It is a water soluable(when wet) contact cement. It has done a lot of work for us with no problems and no stinking odor. It cleans up with water and drys water impervious. The only place I’ve seen it is at McKillican, one of my suppliers. I was wonderingif anyof the rest of you have had any experience with this product.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob Babcock

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#1 posted 09-18-2007 08:57 PM

Sounds interesting. It dries water impervious? I hate all the nasty stuff with the fumes and such. I always feel like I just took a few minutes off my life when using things that require a 10 page label.

-- Bob

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 09:21 PM

Bob, They told me that here in this area it is the standard. We sure like not having to breathe that stench. Of course it’s still just contact cement.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-18-2007 10:55 PM

I don’t know about your product specifically, but I do know that 3M makes some very good adhesives. They spend lots of money and time in R&D. Because of that, and previous experience with other 3M products, I would be willing to bet you have some good stuff to work with.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 09-19-2007 02:25 AM

Hi Tom;

We use 3-M water based spray contact often enough. Not certain of the product number, but we find it very useful.

Just don’t use it on wood veneer. I experimented with it, hoping to find a quick fix, but to no avail.

Works great initially, then the veneer self destructs, (numerous splits), over the next few days, as the moisture evaporates.

Used for the proper applications it’s great!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 09-19-2007 02:40 AM

Lee, I’ve been using it on Flexwood which has the paper back. It seems to work pretty well for that. I haven’t tried it on real veneer. Probably won’t now. thanks. You saved me again. It really seems to hold on laminate.
Buck, That’s been my experience as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 09-19-2007 04:27 AM

I’ve not tried contact cement since the last Formica job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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