Adhesives Errata

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by rockislandmike, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Any recommendations on what type of adhesive/glue to use to affix cardboard paper to plastic ??? I tried carpenter's glue last night, didn't work worth a darn.
  2. George D

    George D Member

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    You can use a water base contact cement to glue paper to plastic if it's a small piece of paper. The problem I've run into is that when paper gets wet, it wrinkles, so I'm stumped for an answer for larger pieces of paper. :mad:

    I'm anxious to hear the replies to this question.

    George
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I would try a spray adhesive, like 3M. Spray both pieces then join together while still tacky. The 3M stuff isn't cheap, about $15 for a large can, but it works better than any other that I've used.
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi ,
    Use what we call in the UK "EVO stick" or "Bostic" both are contact adhesive's
    shamus
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  5. Fred_M

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    I use clear automotive RTV silicone to glue paper products to plastic/ wood /metal when wrinkling is a problem. Works great if given time to set. The paper will rip before the glue joint gives. FRED
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Power Poxy Sticks-On Contact All Purpose Adhesive (The Increadible Flexible Crystal Clear Formula) :D :D :D Although I've not tried it on larger areas, it is not water based, and does not attack plastic. A thin coat on the plastic first should do, then stick on the paper. If I were doing a really large area, I would just use good old rubber cement.

    If wrinking is still a problem, with any of the suggested adhesives, perhaps use of heavy matt photo paper would prevent the pruney look.
  7. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Plain old rubber cement will glue cardboard to plastic. Coat both pieces to be joined with the cement, allow them to tack up and press them together.
  8. Fred_M

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    Hasn't anyone but me had trouble with rubber cement joints failing after a few years? The cement turns to a white dust and the parts fall apart. FRED
  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Fred,

    Yep, I've had advertising stuff fall apart and off the wall, especially if the media was cardboard. I still have about half a gallon of the stuff I haven't touched in well over ten years because of that. Great for short term and temporary holding jobs though.