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Old 11-22-2012, 03:03 PM  
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oh ok thanks, so does that mean you would recommend sticking with what i have for a countertop base then? k stupid question, how do i tell the difference between mdf, particle board, and k3, the cupboards are solid oak and the countertop is original from when they were installed



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ok so you would recommend with me sticking with the top i have? k stupid question, how can i tell the diference between mdf, particle board, and k3



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Old 11-22-2012, 03:47 PM  
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Mdf looks like paper pressed together and k3 is sawdust particles pressed together. K3 = partical board.
Their complaint with plywood was the grain showing thru. Then I would have you look at the paperfaced plywood that is used for concrete forms. But all you can do is find as much info as possible and make somewhat of an educated decision.

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great thanks, your advice has been very beneficial

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Good luck, maybe someone who has used this stuff will come along and add their thoughts.

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Contact cement will be reactivated if you spread more contact cement on top of it. Why not find a cheap surface and glue it to what you have now instead of try to paint the glued surface.

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:31 PM  
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thanks joe i might do that, i have had pretty good luck so far, i found out as i sanded, the dust stuck to the residual glue, it quit clogging my sander and it started going really well, ill see how well the splashback goes and update it as i go along, thanks a bunch guys, i love this site, im going to try and keep my project page updated with what im doing, but ya if someone has used that giani granite stuff let me know how it went, thanks



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