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Old 09-11-09, 16:23
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Default Material used to cover MDF and Chipboard?

whats the material used to cover mdf and chipboards on pre made units?
Is it formica?
And where can i get it from?
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Old 09-11-09, 17:07
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Default Re: Material used to cover MDF and Chipboard?

easy
the material is a vinyl covering,but is vacumn shrunk on to the wood,mdf, etc,it is a specialised job which is done on a serious peice of machinery,
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Old 09-11-09, 17:25
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errr/ thanks

any other ways of doing something similar?
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Old 09-11-09, 18:26
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Default Re: Material used to cover MDF and Chipboard?

Vinyl wrapping works very well, you may well find someone local who can do it for you...kitchen manufacturers or folk making doors for them would be a good start.Be prepared to have a finish that they already have in stock though, vinyl foils are expensive if you only need a bit from a big roll ! For something hardwearing for worktops etc, then you will need to laminate. Formica is a trade brand and like "hoover" seems to have become almost a generic term. You can do this yourself, but if you are not confident, then probably worth talking to a panel fabricator, your local timber merchant, will know who is local, I'd have thought, or again talk to local kitchen makers / joiners perhaps.

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Old 09-11-09, 18:55
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Default Re: Material used to cover MDF and Chipboard?

you can spray paint mdf with automotive paint and get a beautiful finish, a good spray shop will help or aerosol cans.
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Old 10-11-09, 22:29
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Hi - I'm gonna use vinyl wrapped doors and worktops on my conversion.

Googled and found these guys ..... http://www.cncrouting.co.uk/what/vin...ng-panels.html and then these .... http://www.jasminebespoke.co.uk/index.htm

I am going to use Jasmine as they are a local (to me) firm, dead friendly and helpful.

And they do stuff for other van converters

Hope that helps

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Old 10-11-09, 22:55
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the iron on veneer stuff was the stuff i was thinkin of
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Dude, how much are you after? I've got a small roll you can have. What dimensions you looking at?

If thats no good, I think Howdens Joinery (in Poulton I think) stock it, but don't hold me to it. Could be worth a call?
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Old 15-11-09, 14:35
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Default Re: Material used to cover MDF and Chipboard?

In the past i used formica style laminate i scavenged from an old primary school units. With two years of heat and shrink its begun to detach and warp a bit. It has to be bonded with very thick troweled on glue.

In the next few weeks i will be using either new laminate or pre-laminated mdf RELAM from REARO in Glasgow. 3000x1300 1mm sheet is 24 in lots colours or 7mm board is 32. It will need to be framed to thicken it up for edging.

http://www.rearo.co.uk/brochure


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