When using contact cement to apply plastic laminates, I recommend trying acetone to remove any excess cement on the decorative surface of the laminate. Instead of reducing the contact cement, (like contact cement solvent will) the acetone makes the contact cement ball up, and this is easy to wipe away. Acetone will not damage the surface of the laminate, and is available at most paint stores.
– Bruce Kieffer
St. Paul, Minnesota