Does pva glue to the back of plastic laminate?

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Forum topic by Loren posted 11-13-2013 08:20 PM 2137 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2013 08:20 PM

I want to glue some laminate to a set of curved cauls and don’t
want to mess with contact cement. Will PVA stick?

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 08:50 PM

It doesn’t work that well… my experience. Others might think it is great but for me it was not that good.

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 08:59 PM

Use a melamine glue?

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 08:59 PM

Or gorilla glue

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 09:27 PM

Why not contact cement?
It’s the best for this application.

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 01:56 PM

IMHO, use the right adhesive for the job at hand, contact cement. For me, the water based kind is a waste of time and money. Use the solvent based, if you can find it anymore.

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 02:11 PM

Contact cement.

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 02:46 PM

Don’t waste money on melamine glue. DAMHIKT

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#8 posted 11-16-2013 12:09 PM

Contact cement is best, but you should call some professional as they can advise you better.
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#9 posted 11-16-2013 03:50 PM

PVA glue will work but you’ll need to clamp thoroughly and long. Its advantage is that you can move the laminate around until it’s where you want it. You could precut the laminate, which might be a real advantage.

Aerosol contact cement is really quite easy to use—masking might be the only time consumer.

Woodbum, I have used WB contact for over 20 years, buying it by the 5 gallons, and it is wonderful stuff. I’m sorry you had a bad experience with it, because it is equal to or superior to solvent based in every way I can think of: easier spreading, faster drying, 100% bond, longer shelf life.



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