Recommended Glues

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Recommended Glues

Postby tsharkey » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 10:17 pm

Can I get recommendations on good glues for the following applications

1. Wood trim to felted strip metal backing that secures to dash
2. Cloth trim in door jams that is glued to metal
3. MB Tex onto Metal (eg: the B Pillar trim)
4. MB Tex onto Cardboard used in the rood consoles (front + back)
5. Under bonnet acoustic deaden-er / liner
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Re: Recommended Glues

Postby CraigB » Mon 26 Jun, 2017 12:34 am

I can't remember what was discussed but sure there will be answers. I have always used contact adhesive but I think some people made a suggestion where you don't have that 'one shot' at getting it right like you do with contact adhesive. When we get the answer maybe we should make it a 'sticky' so i know where to remind myself..... getting too late for dad jokes!
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Re: Recommended Glues

Postby AMG » Mon 26 Jun, 2017 1:07 am

The application for the sun or heat affected areas for trim pieces is for a high-heat stable contact cement. The regular stuff will not hold in areas which are exposed to heavy heat cycling.
That covers items 2-5.

Item #1 I am not sure about, as it's highly likely that you'd want something that is more effective on porous surfaces to metal. possibly a urethane adhesive or a flexible adhesive which will handle the dissimilar expansion rates.

Preparation is key with contact cement. thorough cleaning and removal of old adhesive / contaminants, followed by a wipe clean down with acetone (care must be taken)

allow to evaporate and then prepare items to be bonded.

for the hood insulation, the high-heat aerosol spray contact adhesive makes the job easier. it will take at least 3 cans to do the job properly! yes! at LEAST 3... for a small pad like a w124.
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Re: Recommended Glues

Postby markb » Mon 26 Jun, 2017 10:59 pm

CraigB wrote:I can't remember what was discussed but sure there will be answers. I have always used contact adhesive but I think some people made a suggestion where you don't have that 'one shot' at getting it right like you do with contact adhesive. When we get the answer maybe we should make it a 'sticky' so i know where to remind myself..... getting too late for dad jokes!


I second Craig in that I have used contact adhesive (spray or tube) for most of the above applications. Have found even under bonnet temperatures has been ok for hood insulation pad (which included my previous life of 500 klm per week commuting)

There are a lot of products around, but Selleys Kwik Grip is almost as old as I am..... :whistle:
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Re: Recommended Glues

Postby hazzac181 » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 4:26 pm

My under bonnet lining was peeling in places, I used Selley's Kwik Grip to stick it back on. Worked a treat

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