Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Contact Cement For Suede


What glue should I use to glue the suede to the jaws of my Glide/Tail/Moxon vise?

The answer is: contact cement.

Why? The suede will eventually wear out with use. It will take a while, but it will happen. And if you use yellow glue, the suede could be difficult to remove. Contact cement forms a rubbery film on the smooth wood, and to remove the suede you simply lift a corner and peel it off. Then rub the remaining rubbery spots off with your finger. Contact cement is more than strong enough to hold suede.

We like to use the DAP brand nonflammable cement. We buy ours at Menards, but Home Depot and other such stores should carry it. It doesn't melt your brain like the flammable stuff. In fact, you don't even need a respirator to use it. It has about the same amount of odor as latex paint. 



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