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Forum topic by TroutGuy posted 04-04-2008 07:08 AM 876 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2008 07:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question veneering

Has anyone ever played with putting a wood veneer on plastic? I’m thinking something like .010” Mylar.

I’ve never done any veneering before, but I had one of those “Hmmmm. I wonder if I could…” moments.

Thoughts?

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#1 posted 04-04-2008 07:35 AM

Never have. I would think that the problem would be getting them to stick to one another.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 07:36 AM

Contact cement, perhaps?

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 08:55 AM

Doesn’t work good with thin wood veneers at all.

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 09:24 AM

I have used contact cement on thin veneers but not on wood to plastic, although laminate can be stuck to wood with contact cement so I don’t see why plastic wouldn’t do the same. Why not do a test piece and see how it works out.

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#5 posted 04-04-2008 04:51 PM

I’ve had really bad experience with contact cement for wood veneers, it lets the veneer crawl which means that with expansion and contraction it can move enough to tear the veneer. But for mylar it may be the only thing that’ll stick.

If there’s anything that’ll stick to mylar…

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