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Old 03-02-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Wood finish (laminate) lifting

New to this so please bear with me.
We have an '05 Winni Adventurer, on the Workhorse chassis.
We had a leak in one of the front end roof seams and water got into the cab TV cabinet and worked it's way under the Vinyl? wood grain finish of the bottom rail under the inverter/VCR,DVD/TV's control cabinet, lifting some of the material off the mdf board backing.
Does anyone know of a reasonably easy fix to rebond this? A thought I have is to try softening the material and, hopefully, the adhesive with a hair drier or heat gun and pressing it back together.
Not sure of the adhesive used however.
Any suggestions wecomed.
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I believe that it is the same glue (contact cement) that they used to use to laminate formica coutertops to their substrate. It is a cement that you put on both sides, let it dry to a tack and then press together. You should be able to get this at a Home Depot.

LePage® Pres-Tite® Contact Cement
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If it is the laminate on the edge it may be heat sensitive and it is sometimes possible to heat and press back in place. I have had some success using DWs iron placed over a thin piece of cloth and ironing it back down. If that fails, carefully try to remove the laminate all the way with a putty knife or wood chisle and use a good contact cement to rebond.
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