I need to fasten a small moulding (1/4 inch thick) between the counter
top and the back splash. One way is small brads. However, I keep
thinking that there is some glue that will do the job. I tried contact
cement and it will not stick to the formica. What about something like
gorilla glue? Any other suggestions?
Laminates are coated on their backs to attach to substrates. Coating their
fronts with contact cement isn't useful.
The OP might try using epoxy. I don't think polyurethane glue will do much
better than contact cement, but either one will get an improved hold if he
marks the area of the molding and uses a small and very fine file to rough up
the laminate's surface.
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i'd probably roughen up the surface and use ge silicone 2. i use it to hang
glass sheets on metal standoffs or french cleats, and then hang them on the
wall. haven't had any fall off, and they weigh 8-10 lbs apiece. let dry for
at least 24 hours without touching it.
The "This to That" (glue advice) recommends "Household Goop" as providing
the strongest bond between wood and plastic. See:
Buffalo, NY - USA
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Roo Glue or any melamine glue. The top layer of formica is a melamine
Is the quarter round really necessary? In general I find a molding
here to be a bad idea. Best to make a tight joint and color caulk.
Personally, I would not use a molding, especially wood, in this application.
I'd use, 3M, 5200 marine caulk, that these days, even Home Depot sells for
about $10 a tube.
I've even used it to caulk the joint between ceramic wall tile and a cast
iron bath tub with a glazed surface.
1) Takes some time to fully cure out, sometimes up to a week.
2) Don't ever expect to take the joint apart unless you have at least a
1500W heat gun and the patience of JOB.
SFWIW, use 3M, "blue tape" to mask the joint before applying 5200.
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