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Author Topic: TCA - Ghouls n' Ghosts Project cab pickup and Restoration!  (Read 4508 times)

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Re: TCA - Ghouls n' Ghosts Project cab pickup and Restoration!
« Reply #80 on: August 02, 2017, 05:23:50 pm »
Excellent.  We shoot footage for a laminate installation video. but i'm not sure sure how we're going to edit it yet.   :(
Have you guys ever used laminate on a CP and drilled through it? I have a restore where I am doing that. I am nervous to ruin the laminate I put on.

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Did you drill the holes first and then laminate or do you need to drill a hole through both the laminate and the wood?

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Re: TCA - Ghouls n' Ghosts Project cab pickup and Restoration!
« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2017, 05:48:02 pm »
Excellent.  We shoot footage for a laminate installation video. but i'm not sure sure how we're going to edit it yet.   :(
Have you guys ever used laminate on a CP and drilled through it? I have a restore where I am doing that. I am nervous to ruin the laminate I put on.

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Did you drill the holes first and then laminate or do you need to drill a hole through both the laminate and the wood?
Both.

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Re: TCA - Ghouls n' Ghosts Project cab pickup and Restoration!
« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2017, 06:23:27 pm »
I would recommend clamping a sacrificial board on top that you can drill through.  The laminate will be less likely to chip that way.  Make sure you drill down into the laminate otherwise it may try to separate from the force of the drill.

You could also make a hardboard template with your holes drilled where you want them.  Clamp the template on top of your laminate and use a pattern routing bit to route the holes.  A router bit would be less likely to chip than a drill bit.

Excellent.  We shoot footage for a laminate installation video. but i'm not sure sure how we're going to edit it yet.   :(
Have you guys ever used laminate on a CP and drilled through it? I have a restore where I am doing that. I am nervous to ruin the laminate I put on.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

Did you drill the holes first and then laminate or do you need to drill a hole through both the laminate and the wood?
Both.

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Re: TCA - Ghouls n' Ghosts Project cab pickup and Restoration!
« Reply #83 on: August 03, 2017, 03:51:35 am »
You need to time lapse that 12 hour video of GNG though.  Seriously.  It would be a cool montage.

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That's a great idea.

I feel like that would get me a legit visit from Paul, with a gun. And he'd also try to steal my dog.

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Been watching other videos, interested to see if you guys uncovered any little tips or tricks that were out of the ordinary. It seems pretty straightforward, trim laminate to 2" overhang, contact cement on both pieces, use dowels for placement, j-roller it, route it.

One of my 3 is a DK and I'm currently debating whether I need to remove the finish before laminating over it. I'm using the Nevamar laminate suggested in the Sky Skipper project and it looks like they just went right over the top with some light fill and sanding. I'm hoping with the thin vert grad laminate the width for the t-molding isn't an issue.

Interestingly enough we DIDN'T trim it down before hand. just used the standard 8x4 sheets.  What Alex and Whitney did with the SkySkipper project was brilliant They had really good results. but then again, it really depends on what your cabs condition is.  My Mario needs work, lots of work. The front corners are smashed a bit, and i might just go the rattle can or HPLV route on it. I'm not sure. For the GnG i really wanted to try the laminate. Home Depot has sheets in stock for cheap, so i couldn't say no. And it wasn't even vertical grade. Just standard white. (Willsonart still i think). 

The one pro tip i can give you is use the right tools. get a proper file for cleaning the edge after you hit it with the router. We used sandpaper on a block and laminate eats that up like crazy, (my files were missing. Only found them after we had finished shooting).

I would recommend clamping a sacrificial board on top that you can drill through.  The laminate will be less likely to chip that way.  Make sure you drill down into the laminate otherwise it may try to separate from the force of the drill.

You could also make a hardboard template with your holes drilled where you want them.  Clamp the template on top of your laminate and use a pattern routing bit to route the holes.  A router bit would be less likely to chip than a drill bit.

This. 100% this.  wp34 speaks the truth!

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Re: TCA - Ghouls n' Ghosts Project cab pickup and Restoration!
« Reply #84 on: August 03, 2017, 08:46:47 am »
Thanks guys! This really helps.

Sorry to steal some thunder from you thread Chance.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: TCA - Ghouls n' Ghosts Project cab pickup and Restoration!
« Reply #85 on: August 03, 2017, 09:24:17 am »
You need to time lapse that 12 hour video of GNG though.  Seriously.  It would be a cool montage.

DeL
That's a great idea.

I feel like that would get me a legit visit from Paul, with a gun. And he'd also try to steal my dog.

.... :P



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