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I have a project that requires a seam with no stitching. I've always had less than satisfactory results when using glue in the past, however this seam will have to rely on it 100% It's 1/8" thick leather wrapped around a roughly 1 1/4" dowel and the glue surface is a scarf joint with a roughly 9/16" contact patch. Ideally I would like recommendations for a product available from Tandy as I have one close to me but if their products wont work I am willing to look elsewhere.

Shaun.

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Matt T   

Barge cement will work, and is available at Tandy. Just make sure to use it properly. Coat both surfaces, let dry for a bit, and then press together. Try a practice piece first, of course.

If you want PVC, try this: http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&ProductID=18847

Produces a VERY strong bond.

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I have tried a lot of adhesives on various projects. Have to agree with Matt T, Barge the best.

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BDAZ   

I also recommend Barge. I believe it's available in tubes as well.

Cya!

Bob

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papaw   

I've used Shoe Goo but don't think it's strong enough for anything like that.

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Hope it's OK to necro this thread as I suspect the above information isn't outdated.

I've seen reports that the newer toluene-free Barge isn't nearly as good as the old one.

I'm just looking to reglue unidentified rubber/plastic soles to leather uppers. Just two pairs of relatively cheap shoes so I don't need much and price is a factor.

I am also based in the UK.

Thanks for your help.

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Tex   

I use weld wood. It's a whole lot cheaper than all that high $ stuff & holds durn good.

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I also use DAP weldwood. Works really nicely.

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I was using Weldwood in the red can till my wife said it stinks too much. Switched to the green can (non-flammable formula) and it holds well. Not as good as the red can but better than everything else I've bought.

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I have been using the weldwood green lable non flammable for 4 years. It works great for me and has very low odor.

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BDAZ   

Find out what local shoe repair guys use for gluing soles onto shoes and get some.

Cya!

Bob

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I have not used Renia, how ever Electrathon a member on these forums has. You might PM him and ask for his input. See his post #6 at this link http://leatherworker.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=50905&hl=%2Brenia+%2Bglue#entry329444

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