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Jwar

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01-20-2018 06:42 PM

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3 years ago I did a job for a funeral home putting some Wilsonart laminate on doors to the bathrooms and to the different rooms in a funeral home the rooms that have the most heat in them or the smaller rooms the lamanite keeps coming off of the doors are peeling away at the corners. it’s a high traffic place. does anyone know of a fix for it in fact within 6 months some of the laminate was coming off I used a Wilsonart 600 contact adhesive on it does anyone have any suggestions on how I could fix this problem. A permanent fix would be nice. They continue having me come out and service the doors reheating them and getting the adhesive to adhere again.


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Andre

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#1 posted 01-20-2018 06:56 PM

Perhaps PL 400? Have used it to glue bricks together outside with no problems.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-20-2018 07:53 PM

How were the door surfaces prepared for application of the adhesive and laminate? Was all previous finishes and any contaminates such as wax or furniture polish removed completely, leaving bare wood or metal surfaces for application of the adhesive and laminate?

Herb

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#3 posted 01-20-2018 07:56 PM

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#4 posted 01-20-2018 09:20 PM

Was it on black melamine?

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Jwar

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#5 posted 01-20-2018 10:55 PM

The laminate was applied over bare wood I belt sanded the finish off it.

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#6 posted 01-20-2018 11:02 PM

Maybe FastCap Speed Tape?

I dunno. Edgebanding applied with the stuff
is said to hold up.

I don’t see how heating adhesive and sticking
it down again is going to last. I think you’ll
need to at least put some new adhesive of
some type at the edges where it’s pealing up.

The best contact cement I have used is Barge.
It isn’t generally suited to woodworking but
I could see it working as a spot repair adhesive.
It sticks like crazy.

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#7 posted 01-20-2018 11:27 PM

Just get a good layer of tightbond wood glue under the laminate, and clamp it down, and it will hold.

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#8 posted 01-21-2018 12:14 AM

Contact Wilsonart.

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htl

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#9 posted 01-21-2018 12:27 AM

Could it be you didn’t sand enough or rough it up enough and need to get under the laminate and really rough up the wood under neath for a new bite for the new glue your needing to add..

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#10 posted 01-21-2018 01:29 AM

I guess the question is does the laminate and glue separate from the rest of the door with glue.. Is it separation of the two glues,separation from door or laminate?

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#11 posted 01-21-2018 01:31 AM



The laminate was applied over bare wood I belt sanded the finish off it.

- Jwar

There was a reason I asked if it was black melamine. If its plywood it only be raw and it will stick.

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