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Tolex glue

Post by Guns4hire03 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:03 am

Does tolex glue ever go bad? :what:

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Re: Tolex glue

Post by Scumback Speakers » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:07 pm

Yes. When I was still doing my own tolex work, the jug (1 gallon size) had a six month shelf life AFTER it was opened.

I never got to the point where I had any leftover, so I can't verify that, but if they put that on the label for those who use it frequently (as I used to), I have to think they knew it's limitations.

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Re: Tolex glue

Post by bill bokey » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:48 am

Is there a general consensus on tolex glue ? Which glue should one buy for the best results ?

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Re: Tolex glue

Post by Scumback Speakers » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:37 pm

The glue I used to get from CE Distribution was water based contact cement IIRC.

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Re: Tolex glue

Post by frenchie » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:56 pm

I've been advised by my cab maker to use neoprene glue when retolexed a peavey valve king head ten years ago ( gosh time flies ^^) !
It stinks like hell the first weeks , but I gotta say it makes for a nuclear proof bond on wood surface !
Not even a corner slightly lifted after years of use under all kinds of temperatures and humidity !
Spread a THIN coat on both surfaces ( sanding the wood surface is even better ) , place it ( you won't have second chances so please have steady hands ) .... And you're golden !

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Re: Tolex glue

Post by Scumback Speakers » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:07 pm

Correction, I use a neoprene based, water borne adhesive. Link below.

https://www.cedist.com/products/grill_c ... ype%3DGlue

Brush-on adhesive ideal for applying tolex. Cleans up with soap and water. No nasty solvents required. Does not stretch or shrink the vinyl. Comes in quarts or gallons.

Specifications: Tolex Glue is a non-flammable, Neoprene based, water borne adhesive formulated to bond tolex and vinyl to wood and wood based substrates.
Min. use temp: 45°F

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Re: Tolex glue

Post by bill bokey » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:56 am

Thanks ! :thumbsup:

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