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Contact adhesive and cracking lacquer - please help!1/13
I have read after-the-fact that contact adhesive and veneer are usually a bad combination. I used Titebond "Original" contact adhesive on a curved plywood substrate with paper-backed veneer. I let the applied veneer "air out" for a few days prior to spraying a couple of coats of Sherwin-Williams pre-cat lacquer and now a month after installation the lacquer is cracking with the vertical grain.
It's possible that the solvents in the lacquer might have gotten through and softened the adhesive. There also might have been some areas where the adhesive was insufficient or there was poor contact. If you are able to get all this off, that would really be the only way to go. There is no practical way to correct this based on the photo. Contact adhesive really isn't used that much in veneering,perhaps consider changing the adhesive.
I feel your pain. I have been there too many times. I would say, unless you have absolutely nothing to lose, I wouldn't waste your time by sanding the tents, it will still loosen up over time.
Does anyone have an opinion on using contact adhesive with a phenolic backer?