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Old 11-22-2012, 11:54 AM  
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Hey guys, i just signed up with hrt, i am stumped, it might be a dumb question, but i just peeled off the formica countertop i had, it was all peeling and ugly, i was going to use this roll on granite i found at home hardware, anyways before i prime the mdf i think i need to clean all the glue off, i have a dremel maltimax sander and tried sanding the glue off but it just keeps clogging my sandpaper, does anyone have any advice on what i should use to clean the glue off easily?


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Old 11-22-2012, 01:11 PM  
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Remove the wood and replace it. You will never get all off.


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Old 11-22-2012, 01:15 PM  
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You need something like 24" belt sander and use the toy for the corners. Something coarse like 50 grit. But I think you would be better off changing the top out for 3/4 plywood. You said mdf, I suspect it is k3 board, either way they can not handle any water at all.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:21 PM  
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oh boy, ok the only countertop i can find to replace it is about 6bucks a foot, can i just primer overtop of it? or will that reak havoc on the primer itself
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:28 PM  
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sorry money is gettin tight, so im tryin to do this as "budget friendly" as possible, why is plywood better?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:36 PM  
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i am going to be painting on "Giani" (brand name) roll on granite countertop, so i will have a primer layer, plus the primer layer from the granite kit, plus a color coat, plus the granite flake stuff, plus another color layer, plus a clearcoat sealer, thats why i ask if i need to get it all off, the instructions say to not worry about small cracks and little stuff
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I figured you were trying to do this on the cheap. If plywood gets wet it will swell a little, the other products swell up a lot. If you have the tools you can make plywood look real nice with a 1x2 on the front. HHW has couple products like this, are you sure it's good for counter tops, some allow moisture thru.
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they boast it being waterproof, so i hope so, i read a bunch of reviews and everyone was really happy with the outcome, i was going to double up on the clearcoat to make sure
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What ever the product, you want to start out with a good foundation. I have never found any good way to remove contact cement.
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These guys say mdf or particle board is better than plywood.
http://gianigranite.com/ASKUScountertoppaint.html#used


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