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woodcarver

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Can anyone recommend glue for sticking Formica to a ply wall?
I want to use a glue that will grab like contact adhesive but will allow adjustment.
 

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I’d have thought any glue which goes in a gun, eg No More Nails. I used that to stick mdf wallboard to my hall over anaglypta and it worked a treat. Good grab but easy to make adjustments by sliding.
 

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MikeG.":21k6opvw said:
You definitely want contact adhesive, though, and not No More Nails-type construction adhesives.
Not being contradictive, but why? just interested.

As an addition to the OP, CT1 has many applications.
 

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In my case Mike, the board was supported at the bottom by the skirting and at the top by a dado rail screwed to the wall. Contact adhesive would have been overkill.
 

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mrtree":2j72px6l said:
MikeG.":2j72px6l said:
You definitely want contact adhesive, though, and not No More Nails-type construction adhesives.
Not being contradictive, but why? just interested.

As an addition to the OP, CT1 has many applications.
Because it is too thick. It's designed as a gap-filling adhesive. You end up with ridges of adhesive, rather than a flat bed, leaving hollows behind much of the board/ laminate. This can also mean that getting the Formica properly flat onto the ply is an issue, and it may even leave it more vulnerable to damage. Formica is less than a mm or 2 thick I reckon, so it's not like gluing on a sheet a MDF. Great stuff, No-More-Nails, but only in the right situation.
 

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Fair point indeed.
Of course we have no idea of the size of the formica.
Fixing a piece 2ft squ is a completely different prospect to fitting a piece 14ft x6ft
 

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Usually used evo stick adhesive but you have to be spot on first time one that gives you a little bit of wiggle room was thixofix adhesive but it was years ago I used it so not 100% sure that is the name.
Jim
 
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