Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by mbratch, Mar 22, 2006.
In small quantities. I only plan to do one combo amp (at least for the time being).
Get it at www.tubesandmore.com, I buy this in the gallon container from the orginal maker, but you have to go through a bunch to use up a gallon in six months! Here's the quart size for smaller jobs.
TOLEX GLUE, 1 QUART
Brush-on adhesive ideal for applying tolex. Cleans up with soap and water. No nasty solvents required. Does not stretch or shrink the vinyl. Quart. $14.95 plus shipping....
+1 on the custompak tolex glue from antique electronics (tubesandmore.com). I got the quart size also for $14.95 and used about half or 2/3rds of the bottle for a blues junior size amp.
That's much better than the $40/quart that Mojo charges. :NUTS
Just go to Menards, Home depot or Lowes, get PL brand latex contact cement. It is the same stuff that you get from the amp suppliers, but it is not as watered down and works a LOT better in the more concentrated form IMHO. You can get it in quarts, only costs about $20 for whole gallon. Great for other home uses as well !~
+1..... but I always went for the high solvent-based stuff that gives you a heck of a buzz! Haven't used water-based yet. The stuff out about 10 yrs. ago wasn't all that good so I stayed with the solvent-based.
The latex is better as it doesn't cause the tolex to swell, and subsequently shrink when it dries. Makes it much easier to get tight joints.
Whatever you do , stay away from the waterbased DAP© (green can) . Pathetic stuff .