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DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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I really thought that I'd be an action figure by now!

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A sticky mess!
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: July 28, 2022 10:32PM

I normally do my upholstery in leather, but recently did up a 65 Volvo for my daughter. We used a nice tan vinyl for it and for the most part it turned out fantastic.
However all of the trim pieces are garbage. All of the vinyl that is glued down to metal has let go in the heat of summer. We see 35 to 40 degrees C in BC in the summer . The 3M contact cement has turned into an oily goo.
Any ideas? We've redone them twice and they are fine until it gets hot.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: A sticky mess!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 29, 2022 09:23AM

Are you using the water based contact cement? I've always found the old standby Weldwood solvent based contact cement to be a good choice.

Jim


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: A sticky mess!
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 29, 2022 01:51PM

What a pain.
Woolies have a high temperature glue that I used 12 years ago to stick carpet inside the hardtop of my Land Rover.
Good for 100C they say.
It's a contact, so not the easiest for fiddly stuff.

Perhaps they'd ship it over, they ship worldwide.

[www.woolies-trim.co.uk]

Ivor


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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Re: A sticky mess!
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: July 29, 2022 02:31PM

Yep, good old solvent based contact cement Jim. Even the weldwood gums up with this material. When it happens everything feels oily. Might just be the type of vinyl?
I see that I can get that glue on ebay Ivor. I'll give it a try and let you know.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: A sticky mess!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 29, 2022 05:16PM

There was a Bostik 2 part contact cement that we used on our Avon whitewater boats (fully calendared and vulcanized silicon/fabric matrix) Shelf life of only one year but the best contact cement I've ever seen. It had to be to withstand the rapids. Put the Weldwood way WAY in the shade. I looked it up, it's Bostik 2402.

[ibsparts.co.uk]

Not exactly cheap but very very good.

Jim


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: A sticky mess!
Posted by: mgb260
Date: July 30, 2022 10:42AM

Fred, Your vinyl maybe PVC instead.You could try PVC pipe glue. I have a recliner chair that looks like vinyl/leather but is actually PVC.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: A sticky mess!
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 30, 2022 12:23PM

We used a different adhesive for the PVC boats when they came out. It used MEK as a solvent, which is very nasty stuff indeed. You want to avoid breathing it, it'll ruin you.

Jim



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