I have a job where I am to apply 1/8" cold rolled steel to some cabinetry faces. These panels have a decorative finish being applied to the faces. The steel is not perfectly flat after having been laser cut. I am having concerns about adhesive technique? We tried welding fastener nuts to the back, but this has some unacceptable effects. VHB tape has been suggested, but 3M does not test or guarantee adhesion to primed wood surfaces. 3M also has a Scotch Weld contact adhesive that says it is for wood to metal. I need to spring the steel panel flat to the substrate. Does anyone know anything about this, or have any suggestions?
From Contributor J:
There are a few products that you might want to check out for this application. I haven't used either of them for this but they are recommended for this application. LePage Press-Tite Contact cement (the Blue and the Gel are recommended for wood and metal). I had seen 3M Fastbond 30-NF recommended for this but their product specification page doesn't sound promising for it. If you are looking at tapes, you might consider Turner's Tape. I've used this in my shop for several things. It is a thin, two-sided tape that has very high strength and a thin mesh substrate to it. It's strong enough that wood turners use it to fasten items to faceplate for turning without fasteners.