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Fastcap Wood banding on MDF? Should I?2/10
To anyone who has done any wood banding with fastcap peel and stick on MDF. Is this a viable option as far as durability? will it loose its stick with wear and tear?
Depends on the unknown. We use it and in some places have it come loose on the ends, in others not??? Don't know why.
If there was another choice I'd use it if not then hope for the best.
I have used it on a partical board computer stand that I use with my CNC router, to see how it holds up in my shop.
I have had a similar experience with it coming loose at the ends, especially where it can get caught up on things, and I definitely tried peeling it back to see if it would come up, and it will. The edges were cleaned off with a vacuum, prior to application, and i used fast caps roller.
The rest of the banding, seems to adhere ok, and my impression is that the bond appears to be similar to contact cement.
Note that this was my first time working with the fast cap banding, and some of the results may have been due to my technique, or lack thereof.
I have not tried it on plywood or MDF. I would suspect adhesion would be much better, especially on plywood.
I am not sure I would use it on a project for a client, but I would very well consider testing it further on some more shop projects to see if I get better results.
I made several tall cabs using pb substrate perhaps 4-5 years back. The prefinished fastcap banding has not resulted in call backs and I have spoken with the customer several times on other matters. On some melamine cabs that stayed in my shop the ends have peeled loose. The stuff does not harden but stays sticky for years.