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Old 07-12-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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"Builders" type cabnets in kitchen. They have what, at first, apears to be a painted surface. However, upon closer inspection, it looks like its some sort of laminate cover. It appears that it was heat-formed ? onto the doors and drawers and glued.

There are two doors that the center section is "loose", comming away from the door itself. Several other doors and drawers's coverings are coming away from the inside edges.

Can these be fixed ? or is it a replacement situation ?

So far , three of the houses we've looked at have the same cabnets (same builder) and two have the covering becoming detached.

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Greetings--

"Builders" type cabnets in kitchen. They have what, at first, apears to be a painted surface. However, upon closer inspection, it looks like its some sort of laminate cover. It appears that it was heat-formed ? onto the doors and drawers and glued.

There are two doors that the center section is "loose", comming away from the door itself. Several other doors and drawers's coverings are coming away from the inside edges.

Can these be fixed ? or is it a replacement situation ?

So far , three of the houses we've looked at have the same cabnets (same builder) and two have the covering becoming detached.

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I know the kind you are writing about. They cannot be fixed.

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can you post a photo of the loose sections?
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Home Depot carries white doors made the same way. They have various sizes.

Stop by and see if they are a match (pattern-wise), and if they would work for an inexpensive - "swap out"....
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There is no way I am aware of to fix this. This is actually a vacuum formed very thin vinyl overlay , that always seemed brittle and a very poor grade of material to me. I have not seen them release in the center as you describe, but they are notorious for peeling at the back edges of the doors.
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yes, these stink... especially if they EVER see any moisture. cheap cheap cheap


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