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    Ok guys just a quick question...

    Since the new machine is almost done, ive been asked if im able to renew the parents and in laws kitchen cupboard doors.

    My question is, how do these companies get the laminate over the top to finish them off?

    I'm guessing the manufacture of the doors are from MDF, But like is said how would you finish them off in say a gloss or a matt finish?

    Cheers

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    So there's your next build.!. . .Lol

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    Haha yeah I was just about to say that! Bugger making another machine just to do a dozen doors haha

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    You can always paint, but it's a lot easier to just buy them new doors, lol.
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    Got a mate who is a Joiner and specializes in that sort of stuff, he makes them and has them sprayed.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mekanik View Post
    Got a mate who is a Joiner and specializes in that sort of stuff, he makes them and has them sprayed.
    Mike
    you can also spray them yourself. If you haven't got the kit, then cans will do the job. I would recommend that a car sprayer lacquers them with 2 pack for durability, but it would probably work out cheaper to just buy the doors.

    I restored my guitar a couple of years ago and sprayed it black with a sunburst of silver flake and a candy black edge. After a coat of lacquer it polished up well. It looks a lot better than the sorry state it came back to me in (after a long term lend).

    The shapes you see in the front are reflections of the staircase it hangs in.
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    You can also plastic coat them your self.? . . . . Yes plastic coating wood I've got one of these and it works a treat. http://www.electrostaticmagic.co.uk/

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    now were talking Jazz! im very suprised at that i thought you could only powdercoat with conductive materials

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-man View Post
    now were talking Jazz! im very suprised at that i thought you could only powdercoat with conductive materials
    Nope I don't even use an oven just a Big Gas heater which heats my work shop. (Like those used in Kabab shops but horizontal) and I've even used just an heat gun for small parts.

    Warn you thou bloody stuff goes every where so cover up.! . . . . . . I love it thou because it's far better than paint and any over spray just settles as powder dust which blows or vacs off.
    Clean up is simple just blow out the gun with air no messing around with thinners and gunwash etc.

    Finish is nice as you see in pics and some good colours but you need to experiment as they don't always turnout like they show. The chrome for instance is awesome when first applied but needs a clear top coat and soon as you do this it goes a crappy silver grey colour.!
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