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Best glue for vinyl/door cards

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Marty, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Marty

    Marty Active Member

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    Hi guys, what's the best glue to use when covering door cards (masonite) with vinyl?
     
  2. Titch

    Titch Active Member

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    I'll drink to that query. I've put in one door card bought from vw suppliers and as our bus lives outside in the very hot and very cold Riverina climate the glued inside edges all came adrift. Been using builders adhesive to try and get the small fold over to behave itself.
    Vincenzo, el Magnifico! But don't ask the missus!
     
  3. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Spray contact, you can use it with a brush
     
  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Where's Necro when you need him :confused:
     
  5. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    Contact adhesive (also available in a spray can like Splitbus said ^), apply to both surfaces and allow it to 'tack off' (partly dry but still tacky) before pressing the surfaces together - its all on the side of the can ;)
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    theres also a version for headlinings that claims better resistance to heat . Allowing to dry as per Garth s note is important for any contact glue.

    ENSURE that you have plastic in place between cavity and card.
    Also a good [essential] idea to seal the card .
     
  7. twincabay

    twincabay Active Member

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    Don't use spray adhesive it tends to stay tacky and fails
    Shelly's contact works but be sure to let the sides dry to tack B4 sticking.

    Shelly s have a new water cleanup contact that supposedly is the ducks nuts I am using it now and its much nicer / easier to use but as its a new product i cannot say about longevity.

    Mitchell
     
  8. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Not a spray can, sprayable contact in a tin, use a brush to apply
     
  9. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    Ahh ok, you can get it in a spray can too, thought thats what you meant...
     
  10. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Sellys quick grip I've found to be OK.

    Spray on each part and as others have said, let it go tacky before putting the pieces together. It doesn't seem to have a lot of strength so needs a good bit of surface area. Doesn't work with plastic bits
     
  11. MrBubbleHead

    MrBubbleHead Active Member

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    I found Selleys quick grip to be great when I reboarded my door cards. I have used the spray but it's only good for light duty holding, I've found using the stuff out the can is best.

    Tip: rather than buying heaps of small paint brushes for each use I found using those magic eraser blocks cut into pointed wedges were great for applying the glue. I found mine in a long block for $2.80 from daiso the Japanese $2.80 shop
     

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