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Forum topic by BluddyNukkles posted 05-11-2016 05:02 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2016 05:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vietnam manufactured asian cheap finish paper laminate overpriced garbage question

I’ve been searching the forums and web for some info on these “paper” like veneers from manufactures in Vietnam. Perhaps I just don’t know what to search for…which brings me here.

These Tables from Vietnam, have what seems to be an impossible finish to re-work, its seems like hot pressed paper over plywood. They are not cheap pieces from the big stores here on the east coast, e.g. Raymour and Flanigan.

Have two table leaves from a customer and honestly, I don’t know where to begin, if 0000 steel wool even touches this stuff, it leaves irremovable scratches. So frustrating, big dig marks in these pieces: HELP !! Can you all educate me?

Thank you in advance for ANY guidance.

(replacement leaves are not available)

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 07:32 PM

If you really need to sav those table leaves the only thing I can think of is to inlay a design of some sort.
Would that be out of reach of your skill set?
That would be the only fix I would spend time on.
Good luck.


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#2 posted 05-11-2016 07:38 PM

Aj, If only that were an option. Unfortunately the client budget dictates the level of repair, so an inlay is out of reach. But, I like the way you think.
Also, the locations of the damaged areas would make for one AWESOME inlay design…lol.

Thank you for your input, much appreciated.

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