Yeah so I have built a ton of subwoofers and a few speakers and have never had a successful veneer project...twice I have tried using some raw veneer from a local store and twice it has failed. I used contact cement both times and had bubbling both times. I have always resorted to paint or Formica laminate. Anways I am ready to finish my Pi speakers , the boxes are prepped and ready to get veneered. This time I ordered a few sheets of 10 Mil paperbacked veneer from Tape Ease in hopes I will be successful this time. I have read of a few of you guys that use glue and an iron but i'd rather use contact cement. Anyhow these are fairly big at ~ 30" x 14" x 18" so there is plenty of room for error. 1. will I have issues with the veneer sticking to the PCV ports? They are perfectly flush with the baffle. 2. Tape-Ease says that trimming is best done with a utlility knife ...last time I did trim this way and the wood splintered. / How long after applying should you trim? I always trim my laminate right away. Thats all for now..I expect to start veneering next weekend so I have several days to consider it and come up with a plan. I'd appreciate some tips or tricks on how to best tackle this job. The cabinets have been sanded down to 120 grit and were washed with water and a rag afterwards.