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Post by Jfarrell on Fri May 04, 2018 7:47 am

Apart from using super glue does anyone have any suggestions of how to re-attach the laminate edging strip that has come away from one of the edges ?
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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 am

You need to carefully take off the damaged strip completely and then use a contact adhesive, Evo-stick or similar. Coat the edge that the strip has come off and the underside of the broken edging strip. let it dry for a few mins and then re-attach it. use something like a wallpaper seam roller to press the joint together and then clean it all down with the cleaning solvent you bought when you bought the contact adhesive. (you will need both).

I think super glue will leave you with a sub-standard and not water-tight repair. Not to mention glued fingers if you are not very careful.

Good luck

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Post by Jfarrell on Fri May 04, 2018 9:36 am

Thanks Dennis re the cleaning solvent you mention do you mean any solvent such as white spirit to clean down with ?
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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Fri May 04, 2018 1:14 pm

No, Alongside the Evo-stick contact adhesive, you will find the special cleaner. Small screw top tins usually.

It's good for getting it off your hands too!

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Post by Jfarrell on Fri May 04, 2018 1:17 pm

Thank you Dennis
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri May 04, 2018 1:22 pm

Your wife's (or may  be your) nail varnish remover (acetone) works just as well.

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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Fri May 04, 2018 1:30 pm

You are correct, Peter, nail varnish remover may work.

I would caution against pure Acetone as a solvent. I think Nail varnish remover is more gentle than pure acetone. Acetone is very aggressive with most thermoplastics and will dissolve them very easily. It is also highly volatile and is flammable, at least, if not more so than petrol.

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