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Nonflammable Contact Cement9/29
I do a small amount of laminate work in any given year. I need to do on-site fabrication of a 12' x 2' Formica countertop in the client's home. Substrate will be MDF. I've only used the original contact cement, but I'm hoping to use Weldwood Nonflammable Contact Cement for this job. Is the stuff any good? Any tips?
I've used it many times and it works just fine. The only thing is it can take a LONG time to dry if the air is humid. I mean like hours. If you get impatient and try to lay the laminate before the adhesive is totally dry, you'll regret it. At least I did.
Well, I followed the directions and the advice here, and failed miserably. The laminate did not adhere properly in multiple places. I had good conditions - low humidity, 70 degree temp, and let the glue dry about 40 minutes. All white spots were gone and the glue was dry. Not sure what happened, but I'm going to remake the top using regular contact cement this time.
Iíve tried the Weldwood NF contact cement, and had a lot of delamination problems with it. I had slightly better luck with Titebond Neoprene Plus. Several years ago I switched to 3M Fastbond 30NF, and have been very happy with it. Much more forgiving to work with, low odor, and extremely strong bond. Apply a fairly heavy coat. It does take a while to dry, but a fan helps tremendously. Good luck!