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#1 Ruck_and_Roll


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:54 AM



Any suggestions for delaminating cabinets?  I have a Hawk circa 2008 and it seems like most of the interior wants to peel away from itself.  Any suggestions on adhesives?





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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:53 AM

I would suggest "Old Brown Glue"  it is hide glue that is reversible should you not like how it turns out. use a piece of thin plastic to slide beneath to apply glue. If you have pieces missing you'd like to replace one can either use a chisel or ruler and exact knife to make a straight line cut making the missing piece shape easier to replace... OR take a clear piece of plastic and using a sharpie pen, trace the missing piece area.... then using a ball point pen and carbon paper (remember that stuff!) trace the shape onto a piece of veneer (peal and stick type veneer won't last long). Use an each knife to cut out the shape (I use a jewels saw) put hide glue on both pieces and push into place ... put blue painters tape tightly over to hold in place (a piece of wax paper over piece then tape makes for easier clean up...wait 24 hours. use a razor blade to scrape any dried glue then a damp rag to clean up. If you want to remove the piece an iron on steam with a piece of cloth between will loosen the patch. 

Apply shellac to blend in the finish (spray can is fine) then when dry (15 minutes) top coat with a wipe-on poly to seal the whole piece.

Edited by buckland, 15 July 2019 - 10:56 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:33 AM

Those pieces that are delaminating are strips used to finish plywood edges. Google "plywood edging" to see what's available. I've seen some you can apply with an iron.

I've covered those vulnerable corners with aluminum angle in my camper.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:45 PM

That corner gets alot of abuse from stuff hitting it going in and out. I put a corner piece of 1 in aluminum there to take the abuse and protection from those pieces from delamination.
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

As Camelracer mentioned, that is edge banding, could be heat activated or contact adhesive applied. You will need to clean the old adhesive off all surfaces if you want to reglue it, if you don't, you will only get a temporary bond. You can buy thin oak trim at Home depot and mechanically fasten(using brads) it over what is there now won't be perfectly flush though. Just put a couple coats of Deft or some other clear coating prior to installing. Should match fairly close the the existing finish.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:52 AM

Hmmm... I like the idea of aluminum angle protecting corners. I just spent a LOT of time installing home ridgid clear corner guards  & flexible corner guards everywhere I could. Windows, cabinet doors, refrigerator, etc. Looks pretty good, but if it fails it's off to aluminum-ville.


NOTE: I'm doing this before delamination problems.

Edited by MountainSufi, 19 August 2019 - 04:37 AM.

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