logo glue?

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  1. jaimz

    jaimz Member

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    this is prob a dumb question but I recently replaced the grill cloth on a head and was wondering what kind of glue you guys are using to re-attach a plastic logo to the grill. let me know or I am breaking out the crazy glue.


    thanks,

    J -
     
  2. TheAmpNerd

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    Is it just me or does
    anyone else find the crazy type glues
    pretty worthless for things that get
    banged around?

    You might try one of the 3M adheasives that is
    plastic safe or RTV.

    Rubber cements are pretty good too.
     
  3. Slick51

    Slick51 Colonel Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    I've had good luck with a hot glue gun from the craft store. Spike, those super glues are super-worthless in most apps, IMHO...

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  4. Enzo

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    Super glue has good tensile strength but no shear strength. That means if you pull straight up on it, it will hold, but twist it even slightly and it gives.

    I use contact cement for that sort of thing. Also for tacking down tolex, and many other uses. I currently have a botle of Weldwood on the bench, but frankly I prefered the Elmers brand - plus it was a pretty blue color.

    Go to the hardware store or Home Depot and look for contact cement. Once you stick it together, it doesn't come apart.
     
  5. TheAmpNerd

    TheAmpNerd Member

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    Hey Slick,

    What happened?

    No web site.

    No email.

    No slick!

     
  6. Slick51

    Slick51 Colonel Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm in the midst of retiring from the AF after 25 years, moving to another state and setting it all up again. I'll be back in full force in a couple of weeks...

    Thanks
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  8. VintageJon

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    Elmers Household Cement here.
    Very good for many applications.
    Sets in 1/2 an hour.

    Crazy Glue sucks. As mentioned above it has no "shear strength".

    -Jon
     
  9. dewman

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    try locktite. They make a super strength gel that works great. I have mounted two logos, a Dr. Z logo and a Gibson logo in the recent past this way. I usually place an even layer on the back, then set it on the amp cab laying on its back. Then I put some modest weight on it like a paperback book to secure it then come back tomorrow and its nice and setup. The locktite dries like rubber cement but is like silicone, yet if you have to pull it off it it pulls off in one piece generally...nice stuff for mounting logos.
     
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    What about for glueing down tolex rips on an old Marshall head shell? I was thinking Super Glue since it won't be under any stress once tacked down.

    Joe
     
  11. VintageJon

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    Elmer's Household again and masking tape to hold it in place while the glue dries...


    -Jon
     
  12. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    Super glue for quick fixes in tolex, Silicone cement (Clear for the Logo's) Just don't use more than you need and have it squish out of the edges...
     

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