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Old 06-18-2014, 02:08 PM   #15
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Interesting thread. The reason I want to do a backsplash is because I bought a IKEA magnetic kitchen utility bar that I want to attach behind the cooktop. I was going to JD Weld it so I didn't have to make screw holes. But then I figured that the weld stuff probably wouldn't stick to fiberglass.

It's 16" long. If I put contact paper on the area, I'm thinking the Weld stuff would work???
I think I have seen pictures where others have done exactly what you are wanting to do, but I don't know how they attached it. I don't think contact paper would help, though, because the contact paper itself doesn't adhere very strongly - easy-on, easy-off, that's the point. It's only meant to hold itself, not something else.

If you don't get a specific response on this thread, there are a couple of things you might try. One is to do a google search on this site for "IKEA kitchen bar" and see if anything comes up. If that doesn't help, you might start a new thread with the specific question about attaching an IKEA magnetic kitchen bar - might be more likely to catch the attention of someone who has done it already.

Good luck!
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:15 PM   #16
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My knife bar is attached with double-sided foam tape. The two screws are only there for cosmetic reasons.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:35 PM   #17
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My knife bar is attached with double-sided foam tape. The two screws are only there for cosmetic reasons.
3M VHB tape. Some guy on here actually used it to attach his awning. May be a little more permanent then you are looking for.... but at least it won't come off.

Tabbing in a support means gluing (epoxy) a wooden support onto the fiberglass and then attaching something to the support. For strength the support can be glassed over with some fiberglass cloth.
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Tabbing in a support means gluing (epoxy) a wooden support onto the fiberglass and then attaching something to the support. For strength the support can be glassed over with some fiberglass cloth.
Got it… thanks for the explanation. I did assist once in the lay-up of a fiberglass (kevlar, actually) C-2 canoe. I'm in no hurry to do any fiberglass work again… I know what you mean about the nasty fumes associated with uncured resin!
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:44 PM   #19
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Just got home from HD and Lowes........asked but no one knew what 3M VHL tape was. What type of tape is it? Also, neither store had Red Max Pro or Zep......can anyone recommend another brand?
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Sorry....VHB tape....
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Very High Bond tape.
Google 3M VHB tape and look for some sort of retailers search function to find a store near you.
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I put some backsplash from menards in my scamp.

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Holy Cow........there are over a dozen types.......do I go for bonds to plastic??
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How did you attach it? Looks like some trim (maybe?) was used to keep it up??
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I tried vhb tape on the ensolite, it didn't work. I ended up attaching it with a high strength adhesive. The trim is just slid on.
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Glen's photo shows a great set-up for the burners. (I assume it came with the trailer) When the metal cover is in the up position it acts as a backsplash. When in the down position it covers the burners and creates counter space.

I've often thought that I could use a deep cookie sheet or roasting pan and adapt it for this purpose. Here's one from Walter Drake Gas Stove Extra Deep Burner Covers - Burner Covers - Walter Drake I haven't found the perfect one yet.

Here is a splatter guard you might consider Splatter Guard - Splatter Shield - Cleaning & Repair - Walter Drake.

Please note: Contact paper has an adhesive that attracts insects. I found this out from a Container Store employee. That is why they do not carry it.
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My vote YES for a backsplash. The compound corner was real hard to do tho. Peel and stick from Home Depot. Now just need to find some moulding to finish the edges.
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