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What's the best upholstery glue?



Kelly Burch

 
Joined: 8/7/2004
Posted 3/24/2010 via Website

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I've used the 3M 77 and some of my panels are already starting to come unglued. What do the pro's use so I can do this once so it will last for years? I'm planning on doing numerous interior panels with curves etc. I need something that will stand up in high temperatures. Thanks!
travis montgomery

 
Joined: 8/2/2003
Posted 3/24/2010 via Website

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The place that I bought my sound deadener recommended V&S spray if you dont want to buy a spray gun. Heres the link... http://www.raamaudio.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=18&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=60 Thats what im planning on using to redo my upholstery.
Kelly Burch

 
Joined: 8/7/2004
Posted 3/24/2010 via Website

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Thanks for the link! I don't mind a spray can, I'm just not sure if it will hold up like the stuff the pro's use? I have a paint gun so either way will work.
travis montgomery

 
Joined: 8/2/2003
Posted 3/24/2010 via Website

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Youre going to need a high solids gun with a huge tip to spray any type of glue effectively. I def wouldnt recommend using a nice paint gun.  
Jonathan Veenstra

 
Joined: 1/26/2008
Posted 3/24/2010 via Website

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Ya i have been told, you need a big tip and just buy a cheap gun, because you don't want to use it for paint after.
Kelly Burch

 
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Posted 3/24/2010 via Website

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Yeah that's true I didn't plan on using it for paint after I used the glue. It's just a cheap practice gun anyways.
Scott Osborn

 
Joined: 6/25/2001
Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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Spay this  http://www.yourautotrim.com/dapweallweou.htmlwith one of theses   http://www.yourautotrim.com/sprayglueguns.html
William Trott

 
Joined: 10/10/2002
Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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I've always used Weldwood DAP (http://www.yourautotrim.com/noname37.html) I get in 1 or 5 gal buckets at the local fabric store and just use a cheap Harbor Freight paint gun (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=97855) to spray it.
Kelly Burch

 
Joined: 8/7/2004
Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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Thanks for the links! I've used some of the Weldwood glue for countertops before and so far I haven't had any problems with it. I'll give the upholstery Weldwood glue a try! Thanks again! Anyone else have anything different, just let me know.
Adam Clark

 
Joined: 2/16/2003
Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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I used a 3M can one time and it worked great. Never had an issue. I can't remember what its called now though. Just make sure to get one for the temp. I used a recommended one last time and the glue couldn't handle our "hot" canadian summers. The glue let go every day while I was at work and the headliner would be touching the seats. Its fixed now though. Anyone have a good recommendation for spray can glues?
William Trott

 
Joined: 10/10/2002
Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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The only spray can glue I've used that was any good is called Tac-It and it's sold at fabric stores.  Not as good as Weldwood but still holds up pretty good even in the hot Arizona summers.
Kelly Burch

 
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Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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Thanks again for the info! I will probably just end up getting the Weldwood. My headliner has a few small areas that are coming off already with the 3M glue, so hopefully once summer gets here it won't fall, but I bet it does...
albert grothe

 
Joined: 5/24/2007
Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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weldwood is what we use for covering boxes an panels etc. and i shoot it out of the cheapest harbor frieght or cheaper gun....weve used some stuf from trc out of a can an it sux balls like most cans do...
Brad McKinnon

 
Joined: 5/27/2002
Posted 3/26/2010 via Website

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DAP ! i used this, and I bought it from my upholstry guy.
installguy

 
Joined: 11/10/2009
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Just use the weldwood, it is the only thing we use at our shop, for leather, viynl, carpet, formica, anything, it will hold and not be affected by the elements inside your vehicle. Alot ot the can stuff will release in the humidity of the summer on the heat!!! Thats my 2 cents anyway...
Kelly Burch

 
Joined: 8/7/2004
Posted 3/27/2010 via Website

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Thanks everyone for your replies! Is there any major difference between the different kinds of Weldwood glue?  


Raymond Gaczewski

 
Joined: 9/12/2001
Posted 3/27/2010 via Website

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We only use the weldwood top and trim for everything at my upholstery shop!  The green shits the shit!
Kelly Burch

 
Joined: 8/7/2004
Posted 3/29/2010 via Website

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The green stuff says that: Not recommended for tile, vinyl, or urethane backed carpets. How well does this stuff spray out of a gun? It looks like it would be a thicker type of glue? I will be using it on suede, vinyl and leather and glueing it to metal and a plastic headliner board. Thanks!
brian stubblefield

 
Joined: 1/29/2007
Posted 3/30/2010 via Website

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i bought the light blue can and i have to say its like a sprayable concrete man. will not let loose. used it on my 7' headliner in my build and its not ever going to release. spray both surfaces,using a walmart cheapy-gun, let it slightly tack-up and its married until death. wont go back to anything else. the smell/fumes are intense but well worth it in the end
C Richmond

 
Joined: 6/11/2001
Posted 3/30/2010 via Website

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 I use Wilsonart glue kinda expensive but holds great on curved surfaces. http://www.wilsonartadhesives.com/
Cody Foreman

 
Joined: 9/8/2000
Posted 3/30/2010 via Website

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We've always used Clair's adhesives.  I get them from the local trim shop.  The LL Landau Top adhesive works the best for me.  I've had it on panels for years and still had trouble pulling them apart when I got ready to redo.  I've used most of the others mentioned and they all released after a while.
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