Applying Edgebanding to Curves
From the original questioner:
Yes, some curves and some notches. We will edgeband as much as we can but there will be places we just can't.
From contributor R:
Could you use a hot melt gun? It's the same glue that is in the edgebander.
From contributor K:
We have a lot of experience (nightmares) with this type of application. We've tried every type of adhesive known to man and I can't say that any of them worked well 100% of the time. The biggest problem is the rigidity of the 3 mil. It puts up quite a fight. Your best bet is to order 3 mil Flex Edge from Rehau if you can get it in a matching color to what you already have. Or just do the whole job in Flex Edge so it all matches.
From contributor K:
I forgot to mention the most important thing. It can do an outside radius from 1 1/2" on up. It can do an inside radius from 8" on up. Scallop grommets with thin or thick vinyl, no problem. Full circles with 3 mil vinyl and a beautiful seam, no problem.
From contributor F:
We've had success using regular yellow glue for that application, but make no mistake it's pain in the neck. We've persuaded most of our clients to choose from charter's 3mm t-moldings on projects where tops have radiused edges, and that works much, much better. We usually put a bead of silicone on the bottom and top edges of the countertop to seal up the joint. Then tap the t-mold in with a dead-blow, come behind with an air hammer, which flushes it up really nicely and produces some squeeze out of the silicone, which means you know you've got a good seal. The top edge of the t-mold is a tiny bit proud of the top of the countertop, but typically we just leave it. It has such a nice, finished look to it that it's not worth trying to trim it.
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