kitchen cabinet vinyl covering


Old 05-04-17, 05:14 PM
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kitchen cabinet vinyl covering

Against my better judgement, I had told a client to make sure the doors are "finished" in white.....not the vinyl covering some manufacturers use.
Well notice upon a visit that some of vinyl has lifted, especially where you might grab the door at the edge. There are a good half dozen and I am thinking that this material could be re-glued with a good adhesive. Any suggestions as to the type of adhesive and how to hold the material down into the adhesive until it bonds. I am sure this is not the first you have heard of this but....this sight has so much knowledge based on experience, figured I would ask.
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Old 05-04-17, 06:07 PM
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Some may advise you as to a good adhesive. I would advise you to run. It was done against your better advice by a third party. Think worm can.
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Since I don't know the whole story I would guess the doors are RTF, Rigid Thermofoil.

RTF doors are very stable and look nice, but some edges like drawer fronts and door edges will come loose prematurely.

I refaced cabinets for many years and the answer was not some type of glue injection, it was replacing the doors. If you know who installed or manufactured the doors, there might be a 5 or 10 year warranty and I would hold them to it.

I still like RTF doors in some cases, but once edges start coming loose I consider it a defect.
When manufactured the raw door was sprayed with adhesive and placed on a vacuum table with the foil. That usually works very good but it's important to inspect every piece upon delivery.

Edit: If gluing is the only option do a search for Roo Glue. The glue is very thin and will require taping or clamping, but will stick to both wood and melamine or RTF.

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Thanks Brian

Will look into the warranty issue, was in wholesale plumbing for many years and helped many get assistance under a warranty, even when it had run out.
I will look for the glue since I would like to attack this before some actually peel off. Appreciate the response.
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