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Old 05-24-2013, 08:26:57 PM
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What's is the best glue for a good lasting stick?

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:25:59 PM
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Default Re: glueing rubber to metal

Not sure of your application of use, but I've used plain old contact cement. Just applied a uniform coat over the face surfaces of the rubber and steel, let it dry and put 'em together and clamp. Let it cure for a few hours and you're good to go.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:52:47 PM
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thanks that might work. the hardest part is holding them tightly together. gluing rubber tire to metal wheel on a cylinder or reel lawn mower.

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:58:36 PM
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Would be worth talking to your local conveyor belt supplier. They bond rubber cladding to conveyor drive rollers and as best I can recall just use solvent based glues. I'm sure they would supply some. What ever they use it sure hangs on well.
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pictures coming.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:04:44 AM
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Go to your favorite appliance parts store and get Whirlpool part # 279368. Clean up with acetone or laquer thinner, can clean up with mineral sprits but it's slower but won't eat most paints. Be ready to go when you apply. Ken
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:19:01 AM
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I have a part time job at a new car dealer. I recently made a sign for my boss and glued three curved pieces of tire tread to an aluminum sign. I used something they had in the GM parts department that the techs use- it was called "60 second adhesive". It comes in a 2-tube applicator with replacable tips where the epoxy is mixed. It sets fast and firm, Those curved treads are still flat!
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:26:22 AM
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Years ago I used weather stripping glue I had great success it comes in yellow or black I am sure there are better glues out today but it worked for me for many jobs. Good luck. John
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From the lady I fix this for:

I bash that mower around the yard like nobody’s business. Talk about self-propelled, sometimes I push it as hard as I can under the grapefruit tree so it comes out the other side cutting. I run over whatever is in my way. I run it backwards and forwards. I run it along the grass at the edge of the sidewalk. The grass slopes there, so I have to mow it at an angle, with one wheel on the concrete. When I mow, I zoom. I want to get it done as fast as possible. It’s how I roll.


I will add that her yard is very big.
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I been wondering how to hold the rubber on the wheel while the glue dries. With contact cement, that is not an issue. What will be an issue is getting it on there straight and lined up properly as it 1st makes contact.

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Apply to contact cement and place tire around wheel. Wrap a piece of rope around the tire and twist, this should give equal contact to the rubber tire?
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:29:29 PM
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I'd use a large hose clamp or 2 or 3 smaller ones.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:05:13 PM
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3M makes a 2 part epoxy 8115 and also second one 4747 you will need a different dispenser for each one. Product can be bought at any body shop supply store.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:43:36 AM
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When I use contact /weatherstrip glue I apply a coat to each surface and in your case to ends of tire, let dry, then put another coat on one surface/end then assemble & clamp. This allows you to tweak alignment without compromising bond.
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When I use contact /weatherstrip glue I apply a coat to each surface and in your case to ends of tire, let dry, then put another coat on one surface/end then assemble & clamp. This allows you to tweak alignment without compromising bond.
you sure? i never heard of that. It would make my life easier. I have read that coating one or both sides and assembling while wet does stick, just not as tight. So, using both methods might ???
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Default Re: glueing rubber to metal

Another glue which I use is polyurethane caulk adhesive, such as Black PL roof flashing polyurethane adhesive. It fills gaps. How good - smooth of a surface is this rubber to metal interface? This polyurethane is strong like the bond between rubber and metal on an engine mount.
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Default Re: glueing rubber to metal

3M 5200 marine adhesive. it somes in two versions. One that cures in about 48 houirs, and the other that takes 7 days to fully cure
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:40:20 AM
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Default Re: glueing rubber to metal

I have a craftsman push mower here if you want it.
Not a motorized type.
I can send a picture if interested. looks like the one in your picture.
Doesn't have the handle to push it.
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Old paint/body man told me years ago. Only need the "contact" action when gluing upside down/vertical/where you cant clamp.
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