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contact cement
« on: February 01, 2007, 08:13:47 PM »
OK, I have been doing research, since I have not been able to fall asleep today despite being up all night....

Anyway, I need a good adhesive to adhere the leather to the door cards for the front, as well as the dash cover.  Trying to find something that will be sticky and will last has been hard.  I am looking for something like what they use to put formica down with....but not quite that sticky.

3M has some products and I found this one....Titebond low solvent neoprene based contact cement.  The reviews and manufacturer description states that it is good for plastic and leather, so I think that is the way I want to go, but I can only seem to find it online.  None of the local stores seem to stock the stuff.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5360

Does anyone here know where I can pick up some of this stuff, or something similar?  It needs to be sticky because of the curves involved and corners.  I need the stuff to stick and stay stuck.  I don't want it pealing away from inside right angles.

any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: contact cement
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 08:41:07 PM »
Have you tried the upholstery shop next to Randy's?  They may have something that would work, if not that stuff.
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Re: contact cement
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Re: contact cement
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 09:23:02 PM »
I did not know there was a shop next to his...guess it is time for a visit next week :twisted:

He did some custom work for me when Installed my gauges in the Passat- great guy, easy to work with.

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Re: contact cement
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 11:07:01 PM »
I have some epoxy that woudl work, but I know there are better things out there.  

Epoxy will hold it fine, but it will soak through the leather a bit and probably leave bits of it hard instead of remaining soft and plyable.
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Re: contact cement
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 03:23:24 AM »
I suggest 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive.
It's basically contact cement in a can.  You spray each surface thoroughly and let dry until tacky, then apply like you would do with regular contact cement.  Good thing about it is that it will not dry hard so it will provide some flexibility to soft materials such as leather and cloth.
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Re: contact cement
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 06:16:40 AM »
I thought of spray, but since I am not doing the entire surface, I don't want over spray, I want more control over the application without having to mask 50% of the card.

I will try to run by Randy's next week, need to talk to him about an oil change anyway.....and maybe I will see what the upholstery shop says.

thanks for all the feedback guys, I really appreciate it.