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jim C

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1358 days ago


Hi folks,

We had these corian countertops and cabinets installed over 20 years ago. Back then, gold hardware and accents were the standard items.
I want to update the handles, pulls etc. to the currently popular brushed stainless to match the appliances. I have googled myself silly and for the life of me, I can’t find a source for replacing the gold stripping.
The stripping above, along the countertop side is about 1/16th of an inch thick and 5/8” wide. I was told it is glued on and can be removed with a heat gun.
I would re-install the new stripping the same way unless I can find a replacement with self adhesive backing. Does anyone have an idea where I could purchase rolls of this, or with the ingenuity of this group, have other ideas ?
I hit a wall.
Thanks for your help in advance.

Jim Ceriale

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!


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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 1358 days ago

FastCap offers a metalic PVC edgebanding. I don’t know if that will work for you?

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dbray45

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#2 posted 1358 days ago

An idea—

http://www.electricalhub.com/stainless-steel-banding?gclid=CLj0xLLF36UCFaRn5Qod3FKi2g
has stainless banding of different widths. if you want brushed, take what you want off the spool and lightly sand. As for adhesive, don’t know.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 1358 days ago

You could try Outwater Plastics.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1358 days ago

There are quite a few people that carry edge banding on the internet. Here is one of the sites.

http://www.edgeitedgebanding.com/new_page_3.htm

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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PaulJerome

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#5 posted 1358 days ago

How about a decorative inlay? We are lumberjocks!

-- Paul, Central Illinois

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richgreer

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#6 posted 1358 days ago

Everytime I read the title, “I need advice on my countertops” I have a vision of someone giving you advice while he/she and you are sitting on your countertops.

Sorry – I had to share that insight.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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jim C

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#7 posted 1358 days ago

Yea Rich
They sat me down and told me “You’re ugly too”
LOL

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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jim C

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#8 posted 1352 days ago

Hey Bentiyj,

Thanks a million for the offer. I did find a source online who is sending me a sample.

And thanks to everyone else for their suggestions.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Gofor

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#9 posted 1352 days ago

Another option would be to edge band with oak veneer to match the cabinets.

Go

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Sawkerf

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#10 posted 1352 days ago

Try checking with a countertop maker/installer. They may have the stuff you need – or be able to tell you where to get it.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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