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Poor quality work surfaces

Post by crisp on Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:03 pm

Just come back home in the Lancashire and yet again let a small clock fall off the shelf. The result is a huge dent in the work surface next to the sink. This never happened in the last van but I am ashamed to say this is the third time I've managed it in this one. Is it me or are they just extremely soft worktops? Any way it will need sealing and filling and ideas anyone?
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Re: Poor quality work surfaces

Post by Paulmold on Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:45 pm

For lightness, worktops are now simply two laminate surfaces with a honeycomb if cardboard between. Take a look at this website. You may have a similar company in your area..

http://www.plastic-surgeon.co.uk/gallery/damaged-worktop-repair-gallery/

Or you could get a sheet of laminate and glue it over the entire worktop.

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Re: Poor quality work surfaces

Post by Gromit on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:07 pm

Hi Crisp

You could try taking more water with it! lol4

The best (sensible) suggestion I can think of is to get a piece of good quality Formica and cover the whole surface with it. If you get a fairly thick sheet and fix it well with contact adhesive or similar, I think it would strengthen the surface quite considerably. Plus it would in many ways be an easier and more aesthetically pleasing job than mending a hole - and probably cheaper too if you had to get a specialist firm to do the mending.

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Re: Poor quality work surfaces

Post by bikeralw on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:49 pm

A few solutions here, including mine, which is still going strong!
http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t15054-worktop-repair-nuevo-lancashire
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Re: Poor quality work surfaces

Post by crisp on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:06 am

Thanks you all for your responses. In a way I'm glad I'm not the only one but I also think its ridiculous that the worktops are so fragile.
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Post by crisp on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:07 am

As for taking more water with it, never water down perfection !!!hugegrins
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Post by Gromit on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:09 am

crisp wrote:As for taking more water with it, never water down perfection !!!hugegrins
Couldn't agree more.

I once offered a (former!!!!) friend a drop of Lagavulin, and he asked for some water . . . AND ICE!!!

Words failed me then, and they do again here. shrugg censored!

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Post by crisp on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:14 am

I blame our education system!!
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Post by -mojo- on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 pm

Gromit wrote:
I once offered a (former!!!!) friend a drop of Lagavulin, and he asked for some water . . . AND ICE!!!

This is where you need to sub in a discrete bottle of "emergency use only" Teacher's, as they won't know the difference...
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Post by crisp on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:46 pm

As I said I blame the education system ! ( Teachers eh)
And yes I was one for many years:content:
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Re: Poor quality work surfaces

Post by Paulmold on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:52 pm

crisp wrote:As for taking more water with it, never water down perfection !!!hugegrins

When I retired my biggest customer gave me a bottle of Aberlour with the comment " for god's sake take it with water". It was 60.2%. Of course I had to take a sip without, my mouth was numbed instantly.

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