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The cheap laminate on the counters in our trailer is falling off again.
Any advice for what adhesive to use to hold this stuff down? It is mainly
the edge, not the tops. Thanks.

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The cheap laminate on the counters in our trailer is falling off again.
Any advice for what adhesive to use to hold this stuff down? It is mainly
the edge, not the tops. Thanks.

Mike D.


Contact cement is used to hold down laminate. In this case, use an
epoxy adhesive. Hold the laminate in place for 24 hours using
weights, clamps, or duct tape.
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On Mar 31, 9:10*am, Phisherman wrote:
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The cheap laminate on the counters in our trailer is falling off again.
Any advice for what adhesive to use to hold this stuff down? *It is mainly
the edge, not the tops. *Thanks.


Mike D.


Contact cement is used to hold down laminate. *In this case, use an
epoxy adhesive. *Hold the laminate in place for 24 hours using
weights, clamps, or duct tape.


Not pushing back, just curious...I might learn something. g

If contact cement is used to hold down laminate, why do you say "In
this case, use an epoxy adhesive"?
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Mike Dobony wrote:
The cheap laminate on the counters in our trailer is falling off again.
Any advice for what adhesive to use to hold this stuff down? It is mainly
the edge, not the tops. Thanks.


If it's coming off in full pieces, most likely the substrate is at fault
so the adhesive doesn't have a good surface to bond to.

As has been said, contact cement is the proper adhesive but to get good
adhesion over a previous installation will have to clean and prep both
surfaces to be rid of old cement and be dirt and particularly
grease-free. If the counter edge is not smooth (like a flaky particle
board, perhaps), fill it w/ a hard filler and resurface (a flat wood
file is good for this rather than sanding as it will keep the surface
flat rather than rounding it over as sanding tends to do) it.

Follow instructions about application on the container of contact cement
carefully -- in particular, on the counter surface it will undoubtedly
take at least a second coating as the first will be absorbed into the
material (again assuming it's particle board or similar).

My preference is still to use the original solvent-based contact cements
despite the odor and flammability issue--to me they seem to work better
than the water-based.

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The cheap laminate on the counters in our trailer is falling off again.
Any advice for what adhesive to use to hold this stuff down? It is mainly
the edge, not the tops. Thanks.

Mike D.

To repair the edges, I would use an iron and strip off the old edges and
replace with new edging that matches the tops.
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Mike Dobony wrote:

The cheap laminate on the counters in our trailer is falling off again.
Any advice for what adhesive to use to hold this stuff down? It is mainly
the edge, not the tops. Thanks.

Mike D.


Contact cement is what is used for most original installations. Is the
edge (under the laminate) smoothe?
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On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:56:00 -0500, Norminn wrote:

Mike Dobony wrote:

The cheap laminate on the counters in our trailer is falling off again.
Any advice for what adhesive to use to hold this stuff down? It is mainly
the edge, not the tops. Thanks.

Mike D.


Contact cement is what is used for most original installations. Is the
edge (under the laminate) smoothe?


Original installations are usually hot glued down, not contact cement. As
far as the countertop base, as usual it is particle board and not smooth.
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