Gluing plastic laminate
While covering some site-built cabinets with plastic laminate, I tried the often recommended method of laying brown paper between the laminate and the substrate to adjust the alignment before the contact cement on the two surfaces touch. I had difficulty removing the paper while keeping the plastic laminate in place, and it seemed like a waste to throw the paper away after a couple of uses.
Instead of brown paper, I began using lengths of an old metal tape from a tape measure. Now I place these pieces of blade directly on the glue surface, position the laminate, and then grip the blades with a pair of pliers to slip them out one by one without any problems. The blades are also reusable.
Walter J. Hutchins, West Hartford, CT