How to Install a Dentil Shelf
Dentil Shelf Installation Instructions
Please read and understand all installation and
adhesive instructions prior to opening the adhesive cartridge.
CAUTION: Make sure your work area is well-ventilated. Keep adhesive
away from heat and flame. Avoid any contact with eyes and skin. Read the warning label on
the adhesive box.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
NOTE: When painting, the door & dentil shelf should be
unfinished when applying dentil shelf. When staining, the door & dentil shelf should
be finished before applying the dentil shelf. Door needs to be removed from the opening
and placed in a horizontal position for a minimum of three hours to allow the adhesive
Step 1: Before You Begin
Protect the underside of the door by laying it flat on padded sawhorses or
another padded surface. Position the door with the exterior side facing up. Thoroughly clean
the door surface and the dentil shelf with soap and water. Be sure to thoroughly rinse with
water to make sure all soap and residue are removed, and then dry completely. Surfaces must
be completely dry before going on to Step 2.
Step 2: Locate Shelf
Position the dentil shelf on the door so that it’s centered along
the width of the door and parallel to the glass opening (the suggested location is centered from
bottom of the glass frame and the top of panel embossments). With a graphite pencil, lightly mark
the location of the top and sides of the shelf on the door face.
Step 3: Apply Adhesive
For DEVCON Plastic Welder™: Open adhesive cartridge as
directed in the “DIRECTION FOR USE” instructions on the label of the adhesive
cartridge. Dispense adhesive as instructed into a disposable container and mix thoroughly
with a clean stir stick for sixty seconds. Using a bristle brush, apply a thin coat of
adhesive to the underside of the shelf. Be careful not to allow adhesive on the sides of the
shelf. The coating should not be more than 1/16” thick and should be approximately
½” away from all edges to help prevent squeeze-out. Carefully press the shelf
onto the door face using your pencil lines (from Step 2) as your locating guides. Apply firm
pressure to ensure contact with the door. You will have approximately 3 to 4 minutes to work
with the shelf before the adhesive starts to set. Immediately remove any adhesive
squeeze-out with mineral spirits and a clean cloth.
For other adhesives: Follow application steps per provided
Step 4: Cure Time
The shelf and door should remain in the horizontal position for a minimum
of three hours to allow the adhesive to cure. After three hours, the door can be finished if
painting or re-installed if staining. Full bond strength is reached at sixteen hours.
Step 5: Adhesive Disposal
Wipe tip clean, retract plunger slightly, and close with the special cap. Allow
the adhesive in the disposable container to harden in a well ventilated area. Once hardened,
properly dispose of adhesive.