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« on: December 03, 2017, 07:11:40 AM »
I have a formica top now that's 30+ years old. It's not loose, Can I just sand it a little and stick a new one on top of it?

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 08:51:12 AM »
Yes,  You want to remove any trace of oil, etc. and give it a good rough sanding.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 09:37:28 AM »
Yes I've done it just like MM said and it works good
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 10:44:05 PM »
Yep.  Done it more than once.  Clean it with detergent. Clean it with solvent. Sand with 120-180ish sandpaper.  Vac up the dust.  Clean steps again.  Glue and trim.  Edge pieces first. 

If you find any loose places, it's easy enough to peel off with a heat gun or plumber torch.   Torch is faster but it can pop sometimes. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 08:41:11 AM »
For me like scott said except I'd use 80 grit paper on a 1/2 sheet pad sander.

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Re: Countertop
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 06:20:01 PM »
Thanks for the info,

I was going to use the same glue, Like when I put it on the first time.

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 12:41:35 AM »
Yep.  The stinky kind.  Try not to breathe.  ;D    I've never used it myself, but I hear the low/no solvent kind can be fickle. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 05:32:26 AM »
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