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|5/5/2000 1:22 AM|
|nic||Which glue for tolex?|
What type of glue is best for applying tolex?
|5/5/2000 3:02 AM|
I recently recovered a 2x12 fender cab using tolex and plain old contact cement from walmart it turned out awesome be warned you will think the tolex is ruined because it kinda bubbles but when it dries its tight and smooth.it worked well for me!
|5/5/2000 3:08 AM|
I use DAP contact cement with great results. Just follow the instructions.
|5/5/2000 4:17 AM|
You might find some help here >>-> http://briefcase.yahoo.com/casey4s
There are three photo files and one text file all with "Tolex Tutorial" in the titles.
|5/5/2000 1:27 PM|
I use tightbond cut with water.......I wouldnt want to be the one who has to remove it though....it's on ther permanently......I guess you could steam it off.
|5/6/2000 9:23 PM|
I've got a couple amps done with
Titebond, using blond tolex.
I've used various things like contact
cements, etc. but the Titebond seems to
work the best. The thing it does that
most of the contact cements don't do is,
it gets really hard after it dries, with
no shrinkage, giving the tolex a harder texture. This is very helpful on corners and can make
them look a lot tighter. I double cut
the corners and tape them tightly until
the glue is dry. Getting the stuff off the
vinyl is a pain, so you have to clean it
up before it dries.
Have not tried thinning it with water.
Does that make it easier to get a consistent
amount of glue on the surfaces. How much
do you thin it? And, any neat tricks for holding
the edge wraps in place until dry?
|5/6/2000 11:30 PM|
I thin it just a little.....about 6 or 7 parts glue to 4 or 3 parts water respectively....sometimes even less. It just gives me a little more time to work with it....also makes it easier to wipe of the excess. As far as corners....you hit it......tape.....sometimes I'll use a staple gun to temporarily hold some edges down.....I pull it as tight as I can and tack it with the staple gun.....this is only an option in places where the holes from the staples will be covered by something sucj as the inside the cabinet where the chassis mounts or under the peaker grill. As far I can tell, and this is after 30 years of doing this.....the Titebond is THE BEST......contact adhesive is not an option for me.....I used to use it but not any nore. Hot Hide glue is cool for authenticity, but it's not as easy to use.
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