Laminate counter repair

I chipped the edge strip on my coutertop and now need to replace it. I have enough left over from the original install to cut a new piece. Originally, the edge was glued on first, followed by the top so I'm wondering if the new edge strip will show a gap after gluing.
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It is going to be difficult to get the edge to fit up tight to the overhanging top because of the old adhesive. I would use solvent (I think you can buy solvent for thinning contact cement) and a plastic scrubber and a small wire brush to get the edge of the particle board as clean as humanly possible before attempting to re-glue the strip. Lots of ventilation necessary for this operation, that solvent is pretty nasty.

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Use an old iron to heat the laminate and it should peel right off.
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