Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by mitchell kitchens Joinery, Sep 23, 2010.
Just wondering what different glues/tapes you all use on the laminate edge strips?
Evo stik contact adhesive is what i have used for 30 years. If you can get hold of it the one in the green tin is the best, Ithink its called 558.
agree with the above, i think travis do it.
i use evostick timebond. imho it spreads better than the contact adhesive, as it isnt runny.
Used to use Thixofix by Evo Stik.Very easy to work as its a gel.Not seen it for a while, dont know if its still produced.
Wow joiner1959 that was a blast from the past. I used to use thixofix for large laminate surfaces as it allows for a second go if you make a bit of a hash of it. It is still on the market about £25 a ltre but I have seen small tubes on the shelves. Great stuff if you are a newbee. very easy to spread so no waste or accidents.
Hi, not been able to get Thixofix in my area any where (Ayrshire) Is it available from any of the national suppliers?
Has to be evostick for me too, used if for years, and it never gives up, unlike spray adhesives, i now use a hand helf edger with a glue pot, its a pricey machine, but if your a kitchen fiter to trade its worth the dosh
It's horses for courses and I prefer PVA and and an iron, I think it gives a tighter joint and has a higher heat resistance.
What have you guys found is the best way to trim off the laminate edging once glued on. The bit that I have is wider than the worktop. Ant pointers are appreciated. I am using the evo stik glue as well cheers
Baker Boy, I use a Makita laminate trimmer setup, i have it set about 1/2 mm high and finish it off with a fine file.
It can be done with a pair of electricians side-cutters, to remove the majority of the proud edge, then finished off with a file.
It obviously takes longer this way,if you do not have the proper tool.
Thanks for the advice Snezza30 will give it a go. One of my many finishing off jobs today!
sharp stanley and a block of wood, smooth with file.
Block plane, file, fine scratch.
This sort of question and answers really does sort out the tradesman and the not so tradesman[if you get my drift]
Unika worktop edging tape for me! once you use it you wont glue again! smelly timewasting substance, just run the tape on the end of the top peel of the backing and stick the edging on! laminate trimmer on it straight away takes 2mins tops!
Puzzled how you can tell a "tradesman" by how he fits laminate edging?
I have been using the unilka tape for a good few years and would never go back to glue. No mess or waiting about for it to dry.
I went down the trimmer route but the bearing always got clogged up with glue. Never tried it with the tape, might dig it out of the garage and give it another go.
1966, how does it sort out tradesmen?
We use an iron on hot melt glue tape from
Quick clean and easy
Hey Russ, used Unika tape for the first time today, great stuff. Works really well with a laminate trimmer as the bearing doesnt get clogged at all, was masking up to avoid bearing scoring to start with but after the third end was just running the bearing straight on to the top due to no clogging no scoremarks.
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