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Andy P

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Suitable adhesive for fixing veneer
« on: January 01, 2014, 08:52:33 PM »

I am in the process of building a cabin for a model yacht that needs to be covered in hardwood veneer. The instructions sugest the use of contact adhesive for gluing of the veneer. Would Evostick contact adhesive be suitable or is there a better adhesive available. I am concerned about if this is suitable to contact with water that willl inevitably occur during sailing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Suitable adhesive for fixing veneer
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 09:16:34 PM »

Contact adhesive will be ok as long as the veneer is sealed with waterproof  varnish, the trouble with contact adhesive is you only get one chance to get it in the right place, depends on how tricky a shape the veneer cabin sides are I guess.
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Re: Suitable adhesive for fixing veneer
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 04:25:52 PM »

A good quality polyurethane wood glue would be better.  Although contact adhesive would work after a couple of years of wet and sunshine you could find it will delaminate.  That said, the last time I veneered a boat part I used lashings of thick superglue and it stuck like wotsits to a blanket.
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Re: Suitable adhesive for fixing veneer
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 07:19:28 PM »

evo-stik was designed for veneer. Contact is a poor description impact is more accurate. I use it often on my boats. Even sticking aluminium plates to the out side of hulls since 2001 and still stuck. Also make kitchen work tops before preformed were available. Putting a sheet of polythene under the veneer line up slowly pull the polythene out. Tapping the veneer will strengthen the adhesion. 
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Re: Suitable adhesive for fixing veneer
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 01:00:34 AM »

Evo-stick Time Bond is an adjustable contact adhesive. You have a few seconds to adjust the pieces before they set firm.
I have used this for Formica table tops. Works great. You are probably going to seal the finished project with a wp varnish anyway.
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Re: Suitable adhesive for fixing veneer
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 09:17:55 AM »

Time bond is great for the job.
Small pieces of veneer are easily adjustable.
Wilkos  do there own brand slightly cheaper
I have used this for deck bearers wood to
GRP with great success.

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Re: Suitable adhesive for fixing veneer
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 01:31:10 PM »

IIRC Timebond was the "Green" alternative supplied by Evode thanks to plebs buying the original to stick (Bad pun) in a polythene bag and get high on.
 
  Seems that over the years we've lost access to many "Dangerous Chemicals" thanks to misuse and stupidity.
 
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