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Postby Atomic Fusion » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:09 pm

KU40 wrote:oh, interesting. well then I may say like Adam said and get rid of the holes by any means necessary then add another vinyl layer. Or else just scrape this one off and start anew. Did the same thing happen to the other side's piece?


I wouldn't attempt to take it off... It really ****s up the surface of MDF.

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Postby KU40 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:15 pm

that's true. MDF does like to chunk off. basically any glue you apply to it is stronger than the glue that holds all that sawdust in the shape of a board together.
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:26 pm

Did you heat the Vinyl before you put it on?
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Postby kevox » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:26 pm

KU40 wrote: Did the same thing happen to the other side's piece?

I haven't vinyled the other piecey yet.

My "plan of attack" is to get the other port ready for vinyl, spray Super 77 glue on it and then apply the vinyl, wait 24-36 hours, check up on it and if it doesn't bubble up then I'll peel the other vinyl off and glue it on.

I know some of you recommended NOT pulling it back off but I have done it before and it didn't seem to harm the MDF - I'll just make sure I start from the inside edge of the vinyl so if any problems arise I can see them before they get to the visible section of the port and that will give me a chance to backtrack...wish me luck!
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Postby KU40 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:26 pm

if you're going to try that, maybe running a razor blade along the edge as you pull it up will help it get off the MDF without pulling the wood off too. Though you say you've done it before so wtf am I talking about.
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Postby Big Mack » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:07 am

Make sure you vacuum both surfaces before spraying any adhesive and give the air a few minutes to settle. Any type of dust that allows air to get in between the vinyl and bonding surface can cause issues like this. One of the joys of spray adhesives!

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Postby Big Mack » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:39 pm

X-OvrDistortion wrote:The prodigal son has returned!!


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Postby s3sqguy » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:00 pm

Just poke them with pins and work them out, they should not show. I would guess you had resin gassing there. I would not use glue on sticky paper, but that just me I have no idea how it would work.

Often you can use something like a soft rag to press them out after you pin them.
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Postby kevox » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:01 pm

Big Mack wrote:Make sure you vacuum both surfaces before spraying any adhesive and give the air a few minutes to settle. Any type of dust that allows air to get in between the vinyl and bonding surface can cause issues like this. One of the joys of spray adhesives!

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I like that idea....one step further than those that I took....I'll definitely do that when I get it done.
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