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brokenbones

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09-12-2021 01:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question tip finishing refurbishing veneering

I bought some shelving from the big Swedish place and would like to reconfigure it’s layout. The problem is now there will be exposed particle board on two ends. What are my options, that don’t include painting, to cover these edges?
—I live in an apartment and have minimal tools

One of the pieces in the kit has a solid, light grey, plastic edge that I do like. I was thinking of some sort of grey vinyl covering to match might work. Just looking for inexpensive suggestions with adhesive backing or the use of glue to set. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 09-12-2021 01:13 AM

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#2 posted 09-12-2021 01:24 AM

When I did custom car audio, we used a LOT of ABS sheets. comes in black, grey, and white. Super easy to cut. can bend if needed with heat gun/hair drier. Drills easily etc. Can glue on.

Like these:
https://www.amazon.com/USAMADEs-12x12x-062-Moldable-projects-Strength/dp/B0842D7N5P/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=grey+abs+sheet&qid=1631409741&s=industrial&sr=1-5

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#3 posted 09-12-2021 11:37 AM

Using edge bandings may be the easiest and fastest solution to your problem. I have seen a lot of people use it themselves. It’s quite durable and you only need iron to apply it.

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#4 posted 09-12-2021 04:40 PM



When I did custom car audio, we used a LOT of ABS sheets. comes in black, grey, and white. Super easy to cut. can bend if needed with heat gun/hair drier. Drills easily etc. Can glue on.

Like these:
https://www.amazon.com/USAMADEs-12x12x-062-Moldable-projects-Strength/dp/B0842D7N5P/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=grey+abs+sheet&qid=1631409741&s=industrial&sr=1-5

- SMP

What did you use to glue it?? Contact cement? Might want to give this a try on something and see how I like it.

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#5 posted 09-12-2021 07:14 PM

I’ve had decent results with Fastcap’s Fastedge peel & stick edgebanding. You can also get the adhesive by itself (Speedtape) for use with your own edgebending, but I’ve not tried that.

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brokenbones

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#6 posted 09-12-2021 07:36 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone. I’ve narrowed down my choices to a sheet of ABS or PVC t-molding. The piece i’m trying to match is this odd light grey walnut color and the gap I need to cover is 1.5”. The veneer edge banding would be ideal but sizes and colors are limited.

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#7 posted 09-12-2021 09:03 PM


When I did custom car audio, we used a LOT of ABS sheets. comes in black, grey, and white. Super easy to cut. can bend if needed with heat gun/hair drier. Drills easily etc. Can glue on.

Like these:
https://www.amazon.com/USAMADEs-12x12x-062-Moldable-projects-Strength/dp/B0842D7N5P/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=grey+abs+sheet&qid=1631409741&s=industrial&sr=1-5

- SMP

What did you use to glue it?? Contact cement? Might want to give this a try on something and see how I like it.

- woodbutcherbynight

we used different things depending on the substrate. From hot glue to contact cement, to construction adhesive. Have also melted/welded it to underlying plastic and used ABS cement from Home Depot(some plumbing pipes are ABS so they sell special glues similar to PVC glue. Have also screwed it in with trim rings etc.

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#8 posted 09-13-2021 03:44 AM


When I did custom car audio, we used a LOT of ABS sheets. comes in black, grey, and white. Super easy to cut. can bend if needed with heat gun/hair drier. Drills easily etc. Can glue on.

Like these:
https://www.amazon.com/USAMADEs-12x12x-062-Moldable-projects-Strength/dp/B0842D7N5P/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=grey+abs+sheet&qid=1631409741&s=industrial&sr=1-5

- SMP

What did you use to glue it?? Contact cement? Might want to give this a try on something and see how I like it.

- woodbutcherbynight

we used different things depending on the substrate. From hot glue to contact cement, to construction adhesive. Have also melted/welded it to underlying plastic and used ABS cement from Home Depot(some plumbing pipes are ABS so they sell special glues similar to PVC glue. Have also screwed it in with trim rings etc.

- SMP

Thanks.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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