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Old 10-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Which is the correct adhesive to use?


I wasn't sure which was the best forum for this question, but I thought I'd start here. I need advise on what is the best type of adhesive/glue to use for a particular purpose. We have an old physician balance beam scale, with a platform that you stand on. There's a paper-backed covering that you stand on, and that covering is starting to peel off at the edges and corners. I think what it's glued to is made of plastic. What would be the correct adhesive to use to glue it back on? I happen to have Titebond III wood glue as well as multi-purpose Elmer's, but I'm assuming neither of those would be appropriate. I've attached two pics. Thanks.
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Wood glue wouldn’t be appropriate, try to some leather glue that would be ok with this, available in the market.
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I would use contact cement, which is probably what it was originally done with. Tape off what you don't want glue to get on, brush a coat on both surfaces and wait for it to tack up, then press it down. A roller would help.
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I would use contact cement, which is probably what it was originally done with. Tape off what you don't want glue to get on, brush a coat on both surfaces and wait for it to tack up, then press it down. A roller would help.
I did just what you said. Taped it off, brushed it on both surfaces, removed the tape, waited 15-20 minutes, then pressed it down and rolled it tightly flat with a wallpaper roller. I was amazed at how well it seemed to bond. Right now I have it sitting under a flat metal surface with 20 pounds of weight on it to make sure it doesn't curl up until it's completely dry. Will check on it tomorrow. Thanks!
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