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Old 12-30-2018, 05:32 PM   #1
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Ok, here is the problem: I need to repair piece of laminate counter. It has a bull nose front , It is at a booth with a window. Belt buckles have broke away some of the laminate and wore the particale board substrate
The booth is used 24/7 so my repair has to be fast. My idea is to get a piece of stainless bent to cover up the damaged are and last much longer than a plastic laminate surface. Has anyone done such a repair ? Or has any Idea's.
The piece only has to be 7" deep ( from tip of the bull nose to the window ) wrap the bull nose 1 3/8" and under approx 1 1/2 " , I have make it a min. of 24" Long, but thinking I go width of window, 40 1/2 "Long.
I just screw edges and under to counter and a nice bead of caulk at window .
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Sounds like a good plan. It'll be pretty expensive. I'd go full length, it'll look better. But, you'll probably have to sell the benefits.

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Ok, here is the problem: I need to repair piece of laminate counter. It has a bull nose front , It is at a booth with a window. Belt buckles have broke away some of the laminate and wore the particale board substrate
The booth is used 24/7 so my repair has to be fast. My idea is to get a piece of stainless bent to cover up the damaged are and last much longer than a plastic laminate surface. Has anyone done such a repair ? Or has any Idea's.
The piece only has to be 7" deep ( from tip of the bull nose to the window ) wrap the bull nose 1 3/8" and under approx 1 1/2 " , I have make it a min. of 24" Long, but thinking I go width of window, 40 1/2 "Long.
I just screw edges and under to counter and a nice bead of caulk at window .
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Re-laminate and route the edge off and install new edging that can be also be replaced as needed in the future... hour or two job... tops...

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I thought of that, but I don't think I can re laminate the bull nose, and have to rip the entire bull nose edge off and build it back out. Also the substrate is also worn. It be just as easy to replace the whole top. which I would do if they don't like my stainless cover plan. I would be looking at approx 15 sq. ft. of bull nose counter . with a 45 degree at joint. and in 2 -3 years replacing again.
Another plan would be cut out the damaged area and replace with an Oak bull nose piece. Multi cutter & router and biscuits and / or pocket screws.
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Sounds like it's a post-formed top... Is the goal here to save them money at your expense or you to make money?

I'd simply replace the top, in and out, but it sounded like you wanted a work-around with existing top which is what I suggested...
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I doubt you're bending any laminate around that bullnose. They heat that up to 300 or so degrees and then bend it while it's flexible. the SS is probably a good idea.
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If you make a whole new piece you should be able to take it out and put the new one in quickly, come back in two years and make some more money!
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I doubt you're bending any laminate around that bullnose. They heat that up to 300 or so degrees and then bend it while it's flexible. the SS is probably a good idea.
and what are the chances of bending the SS to match that profile especially if it has a no drip edge

just replace it
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Much better than the laminate. The SS isn't going to snap in the middle of the bend.

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