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CV Finish on Pre-Glued Edge Banding?3/8/18
Hi guys, I have searched for quite a while and can't find an answer to this one.
I have to make gray base cabinets and white wall cabinets for a client. These are frameless cabinets. I have a couple of rolls of maple pre-glued edge banding that I plan to use, but I want to know what the best way to do this would be.
I don't want to use a matching PVC, just a personal preference I guess. I am worried that if I use the concrete tube method to pre-finish (primer + pigmented CV), the finish will be damaged when I go to apply the banding to the carcass components because of the heat.
Can CV take the heat? If the answer is no, how can I get the pigmented CV on the edge banding but not on the pre-finished plywood?
Two methods I've used:
-Edgeband parts, assemble cabinets, bondo corner joints, mask interior of box, spray edges with box assembled. Looks nice and seamless, but prone to finish cracking at the joints.
Thanks Ethan. I think I like option 1 best. I am still worried about overspray though. Also, What do you do about spraying stacked part edges when the parts aren't the same length? For example, drawer stretchers stacked with partitions or ends.
I guess I could just get the frog tape and cardboard ready!
We use CV and lacquer products all the time to prefinish our bandings with great success. I was unsure as well when we first started how the heat from the glue might affect the overall color so I ran some tests painting before and after the banding process. No difference whatsoever! And it saves a ton of time and over spray from having to stack.
Thanks Stewart, I have a hot air bander so I wonder if that would be a problem. I am assuming you are/were using a glue pot edge bander? I will give it a try, since I would really like to do it this way.
I'm using a Holz-Her with the cartridge system, so, no hot air involved. Yes, definitely do some testing first - especially on white as that will show discoloration quickly. I would look for color variation just after the banding process and then check again after it has had a chance to rest for a couple of days. If you can get it to work, guaranteed it will save a lot of time and frustration.