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Bench top.

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by njg02, May 17, 2020.

  1. njg02

    njg02 Active Member

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    T3. Planning our cupboards and will have a benchtop behind the drivers seat which will include a sink.
    Typical cupboards with a fridge.
    I'm thinking a ply benchtop but not sure how to treat it. I'll have clear on the cupboards and was thinking the same on the benchtop. I don't particularly want laminate.
    Whatever I treat it with will have to be fairly tough for scratches and tea / coffee stains etc.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Are you thinking of plywood with a clear finish on it? If so I would use two pack automotive clear (gloss or matt) that they use over the top of base coat colours. Textured laminate is very good wear,scratch resistant and good for hot coffee.
    If you compare the two, laminate would last and withstand much longer in my opinion.
     
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  3. njg02

    njg02 Active Member

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    Thanks Wayne. I looked at Norglass 2pac today. It seems pretty good.
     
  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You could also consider retro fitting a Sopru sink/bench top......one piece, stainless steel. They come up for sale fairly regularly....just a thought.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    Thanks Mark. We have a drop in sink already to go.
     
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  6. Kazz

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    Our Marine plywood fit out with two pack upload_2020-5-31_15-36-2.jpeg
     
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    upload_2020-5-31_15-41-45.jpeg Another photo
     
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  8. njg02

    njg02 Active Member

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    Great job Kazz.
    I'm mostly using marine ply. I've got the fridge cabinet nearly complete.
    Is the two pack just clear? What is it like on the benchtop?
    Any chance of a pic from the rear?
    Neil
     
  9. Kazz

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    Yes, the two pack is just clear and we use cutting boards and coasters for the hot or cold upload_2020-6-3_17-30-49.jpeg
     
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  12. njg02

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    Looks great Kazz. Thanks.
    I've done one section so far. Drawers and cupboards to come.
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  13. Kazz

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    Michael now tells me ours was finished with epoxy wood preserver manufactured by Allnex.
     
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    Cupboards mostly done and finished the floor. More pics later
     

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    You will find epoxy harder surface than acrylic urethane ( 2pac)
    It will yellow slightly if exposed to direct UV but should be fine inside the van.
    Easy to apply. Excellent adhesion. Can be fine sanded if marked.
    First coat add 15% acetone to assist penetration into ply.
    Use a finishing grade rather than laminating resin.
     
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  20. njg02

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    Thanks guys. The bottom drawer is a half depth drawer. The base extends the whole way in and I have installed the pump to it. Easy to drag out if any issues.
     

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