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Old 08-23-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Filling joint countertop


Hi guys

The attached picture shows two countertops joined together. Unfortunately, there is a wider gap than usual in this case. About 1/32".

Is there anything I can do to make it "flush" and eliminate the apparent hole and black line? Fill it with some product that would work well in this situation?

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Old 08-23-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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there is a product for such a thing. can't remember the name...
you will need to find a local supplier of the laminate and ask them for a repair kit. not HD or Lowes...
it is plastic in a tube and is very 'hot' stuff. hardens very quickly.
tape off the joint, fill with the plastic stuff and then wipe it down with the thinner to clean it up and level it.
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yeh take it apart at seam or cut, it sand joints with belt sander for desired fit
even granite counter top people get better than that before they fill seam with coloured epoxy, which layman can't purchase

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I have different kinds of epoxy. Couldn't I do take some colorant and put that in the mix to a make home-made "filler"? I believe water-based stain or a no-binder colorant would work? But oil-based is not compatible with epoxy I think right?

Would adding these standard pigments compromise the properties of the glue?
And more importantly, would the epoxy fit OK with the laminate counter top?


Or I'm gonna try to find what product jlhaslip was talking about.
Anyone knows?
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good luck w/epoxy it won't hurt anything but color matching isn't gonna be easy
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