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Seat recovering- Best adhesive to bond leather to plastic seat?

Old 10-13-19, 04:47 AM
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Seat recovering- Best adhesive to bond leather to plastic seat?

I'm recovering a seat with some newer leather. The adhesive I used was water resistant, but the second it got wet, it lost it's tack. Now I have the "opportunity" to try again. What say ye? What should I get?
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Don't know about your application but this stuff glues just about anything.
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...2907682&rt=rud
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Don't know about your application but this stuff glues just about anything.
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...2907682&rt=rud
Good stuff: I have been using "3M yellow weatherstrip glue" since I worked as an auto mechanic in the '70s. Don't skimp on it, "ooze-out" can be wiped/rubbed off, or trimmed off after drying.
Edit: Scuff up the plastic with medium sandpaper for better adhesion.
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
Good stuff: I have been using "3M yellow weatherstrip glue" since I worked as an auto mechanic in the '70s. Don't skimp on it, "ooze-out" can be wiped/rubbed off, or trimmed off after drying.
Edit: Scuff up the plastic with medium sandpaper for better adhesion.
aka "Gorilla Snot".
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I have used Goop on a couple of saddles the resecure the outer and inner edge of the saddles. Use plenty of it, clamp it and let it set, then you can trim the excess of it you wish to. A couple years later and it is still holding, with one of them getting wet numerous times. Inexpensive and works great on a lot of materials.
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Another Goop user here.
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Thanks, goop it might be!
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I was gonna suggest contact cement (Duco(R) for example). But the gorilla snot sounds interesting.

A minor thread hijack:
I have a Garmin HR monitor chest strap. The rubber is delaminating. I know, I should just buy a new one, but I'm interested in this glue. Do the folks that have used it think it would work ok for the rubber to rubber bond in the chest strap?
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Earlier this year, I recovered two saddles with new leather. I used DAP Weldwood contact cement. Worked great.
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I have been using 3 M spray 90 for years laminating cabinets. I just reglued a saddle the other day. Sprayed the 3M 90 into a piece of aluminum foil then used a q tip to spread it. This is a pretty strong adhesive but when there are multiple layers of foam and cloth and vinyl I think something that sets like an epoxy and forms a hard durable shell might sometimes be the only way .

Perhaps reframe the question. What is the strongest adhesive made and available. Does anyone know where to buy the short staples the saddle makers use?
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Originally Posted by capnjonny View Post
I have been using 3 M spray 90 for years laminating cabinets. I just reglued a saddle the other day. Sprayed the 3M 90 into a piece of aluminum foil then used a q tip to spread it. This is a pretty strong adhesive but when there are multiple layers of foam and cloth and vinyl I think something that sets like an epoxy and forms a hard durable shell might sometimes be the only way .

Perhaps reframe the question. What is the strongest adhesive made and available. Does anyone know where to buy the short staples the saddle makers use?
How short is the question but I have been using with success, 1/4" T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples purchased from Home Depot in an Arrow T-50 staple gun. I chose the stainless so they do not rust out over the galvanized version which is much cheaper.


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Arrow-Fa...4SS1/206485340

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