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  • #16
    Originally posted by jason1 View Post
    each to their own, I guess
    Again, no.
    No need to guess, etch primer is not required for mdf.

    Etch primer uses an acid to etch a metal and facilitate proper bond.
    MDF is already porous and regular primer has no issue bonding to mdf.

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    • #17
      I tend to agree.

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      • #18
        Why are you unable to adhere the vinyl directly to the "raw" MDF?

        I used to make a lot of desktop joystick units out of MDF and used a self adhesive vinyl overlay, but never did I paint or seal the panels first.

        If you are concerned about the vinyl possibly coming adrift in the future, then maybe try a 50/50 mixture of PVA and water and give the MDF a light coat with a roller. Once dry (which won't take long), sand with a fine sandpaper, give it a second coat and lightly sand again. You should then have a smooth, almost impervious surface on which to lay on your vinyl.

        It may be a low tech solution, but it most certainly works.

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        • #19
          I have applied vinyl overlay to mdf and old chipboard that had not bloated or been damaged without using paint/ primer.

          3 LAI cocktails done almost 5 years ago and no signs of issues with the vinyl. Looks like it could have been applied yesterday. Note that LAI cocktails made with chipboard had vinyl applied directly to the bare chipboard with adhesive when they were originally made.

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          • #20
            I just want it to last longer and seal against the elements really. Ill take the raw option into consideration though...

            While we're on the topic. Anyone suggest a reasonable place to get some bartop vinyls printed up in Melbourne? I just moved down from FNQ.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by scales82 View Post
              I just want it to last longer and seal against the elements really. Ill take the raw option into consideration though...

              While we're on the topic. Anyone suggest a reasonable place to get some bartop vinyls printed up in Melbourne? I just moved down from FNQ.
              Try Ink On Paper in Clayton: www.inkonpaper.net.au

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