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Author Topic: replace cab laminate?  (Read 1663 times)

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nebrunner

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replace cab laminate?
« on: June 25, 2002, 09:12:46 am »
I have a newer cabinet which is particle board or mdf covered with a very thin blue laminate material.  It has a shiny surface and looks great but it is scuffed pretty badly on the front, probably from people kicking the front panel while it was in an arcade.

I would like to fix this but I am not sure what the best thing to do is.  I doubt paint would stick to the laminate and it would probably look bad.  Anybody have any specific materials or perhaps a link to a company that sells the same laminate that is on there now?
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Re: replace cab laminate?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2002, 11:36:47 pm »
I'm not sure what kind of laminate you actually have on there now, but WilsonArt is a great place to start...

http://www.wilsonart.com/MesaGold/Sections/Products/laminates/productviewer/ProductViewerset.html



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Re: replace cab laminate?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2002, 11:48:18 pm »
Also, forgot to mention you can order FREE samples to see if it matches or not.

good luck.
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Re: replace cab laminate?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2002, 10:23:54 am »
Wow, nice link.  Thanks a lot, this stuff looks good.  Is it difficult to apply?
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Re: replace cab laminate?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2002, 04:25:08 pm »
I haven't done it myself yet, just invesitgating for my own "upcoming" cabinet plans...but from what I hear it isn't hard at all.

I am IN NO WAY inclined to working with this sort of stuff, so I would give you the same advice I gathered when working on anything you're unfamiliar or uncomfortable with....

"Get the proper tools..cheap-out here and increase the stress later!"

Make a trip to your local home improvement store and inquire about the best methodology or maybe someone here can recommend those little bits n' bobs that'll make the application/finishing THAT MUCH EASIER.