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 Post subject: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 5:49 pm 
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I have some peeling stag on my Zenith R520/URR. I am going to glue it back and was wondering what glue is the best for this. Elmers, rubber cement?

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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 9:01 am 
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I used 3M Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive on the last few I did.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 4:32 pm 
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I've had good luck with Elmer's Glue-All. Wipe off excess and it drys clear.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 1:33 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions,
I think I will try Elmers first, that spray on stuff sounds a little tricky.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 2:47 pm 
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Hi Noah,
+1 to Freeman's suggestion of Elmers Glue-all. Actually any of the common yellow carpenters' wood glues will work equally well.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Mon 19, 2018 4:00 am 
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I would recommend Weldwood contact cement. It is what is normally used when recovering a TO with new Tolex, and it works great with the original Black Stag. Peel back the loose Stag and brush on the contact cement. Coat the wood too. Wait 15 minutes, and press the Stag back in place.

You can get small bottle at HD or Lowes in the paint Dept.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Mon 19, 2018 1:11 pm 
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Thanks for the tips
I have done a few corners with Carpenters glue and it works well.
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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 1:02 am 
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Noah,
The choice of glues depends to a great extent upon on how much of the covering you are dealing with. For large areas, or for a complete recover, Ed's recommendation of contact cement would probably be best. For smaller spot repairs the wood glue works OK. Biggest advantage of contact cement is that once you coat both surfaces, allow a few minutes drying time, then press them together, the bond is instant. No need for clamping or holding the edges down waiting for glue to dry. But you must be precise in your work when using contact cement, as once the materials are pressed together they must be exactly right the first time--no chance to separate them and try again.

Ed mentions that contact cement is available at the big-box stores. It is also available at any good locally-owned hardware store such as DoItBest, Ace or TrueValue. It can be had in small glass bottles with a built-in brush attached to the lid, or even in squeeze tubes.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-gluing Zenith T/O Stag
PostPosted: Feb Tue 20, 2018 2:07 am 
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Thanks for the tips,
All I have is a few corners nothing much. I only have one or two left to glue. The fact that I can't adjust it scares me a little with contact cement.

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