Has anyone successfully flattened old Formica . (yes it realy is )
It has been laying around for over 15 yrs and is curved so I'm
afraid the contact cement will not be able to hold it down. I'm going
to use it in a drawer bottom on 1/8 in. plywood so it should be
Back roll it/reverse the bow for a couple of days or week
and see if it flattens.
You could also set it in the direct sun while it's back
rolled/the bow is reversed.
I would also look at the thickness. If it's the old
standard grade (.045ish) you "might" have a problem.
Vertical grade (.030ish) would probably not be any problem
and not need the bow reversed.
It's a SWAG.
Just let the laminate lay out flat for a day or two if you feel this to be
necessary. My experience with using plastic laminates is that if you are
using a Good and relatively fresh contact adhesive, you are not going to
have a problem with it holding the laminate down. These adhesives hold very
well and instantly.
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