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Pre-bending HPL and hold the shape?1/29
Has anyone tried to bend HPL? The reason why I ask is, I'd like to pre-bend a sheet with a bullnose front edge to be applied over an existing surface in the field.
We used to Post Form laminate doors and occasionally a top. The process is elaborate and you need a heat bar. We never bent laminate without gluing it to a substrata. We had a high failure rate and if we ever need Post formed laminate of any king, we will buy it. Post formed tops and doors are much cheaper than any small shop can produce. If possible, just replace the top.
I don't see how you are going to do this.
And if you do somehow make it work you are only saving a particle board core.
Formica counters are easy to pop off and put a new one in
Thank you for the responses, I was curious. I am seeing KYDEX out there that might work for this idea of pre-forming prior to install. I may test this out.
Kydex would be the same deal and not recommended for counter tops IIRC Kydex only comes in black or white
I own a countertop shop along with our cabinet shop. Our top shop gets a skid of failures in regularly, we sell off to homeowners for work bench tops.
So, even under controlled environments failure happens.
I have bent a lot of Plam over the years in our custom shop, 2” R is about the max with out heat lamps. We do use a combination of contact cement and pva
Bending, holding shape and transporting is probably pushing the envelope and just a red hole in the making Better just to put new in