Biesemeyer Fence #1: Refaceing a Biesemeyer Fence.

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Blog entry by Pete_Jud posted 09-10-2009 05:36 AM 1646 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My old Biesemeyer fence is showing some wear on the left side. It is over 20 years old and has had a lot of wood run over it over the years. I have worn through the white layer of materal at the rear of the fence face. Only around the first 1/2 inch or so. The sides of the fence seem to be made of 9 ply plywood screwed onto the metal box tube of the fence with some kind of plastic glued over it. The screw heads are under the plastic. Has any one put new faces on one of these and if so what did you use.

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 05:48 AM

All you need to do is wedge a utility knife between the Ply & Laminate and shoot a little Lacquer Thinner to cut the adhesive. As you pry, apply thinner a little at a time. When it’s all peeled off, clean all glue residue and apply a new piece of Laminate to the face.


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#2 posted 09-10-2009 01:42 PM

Take a heat gun and warm up the face of the laminate this will relax the glue allowing you to use a thin utility knife or dry wall blade to remove the old laminate. Be careful not to burn the laminate, then clean to John instructions above…good luck…Blkcherry

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