I'm not a leather worker. I'm just trying to adhere pig skin inlays that I had cut to fit a chrome dash on my old Harley.
I had two sets made, and am down to one, as the first has done a poor job of "staying stuck".
I want a bit of adjustment time, to get the holes for the dash mounting screws lined up right and such, which is a main reason I have not used a contact cement or double sided tape. From all I have read, they are a "stuck once it touches" kind of affair. I just don't have that kind of eye/hand coordination.
I used a loc-tite flexible glue that stated it was good for leather and metal. Applied to both sides after cleaning the chrome dash. Let set for just a bit then lightly clamped with c-clamps and the metal templates, originally used to cut the pig skin inlays out, to keep everything touching while the glue set up. Was probably a week before I finished some maintenance, service, and repairs, and remounted the dash before giving the sled a wash before firing her up.
As I washed, the inlays slowly began loosing adherence to the chrome and came up in a number of places.
So,.... what should I use as I make another attempt with my last set of inlays?
Must adhere pigskin to chrome.
Must offer 10-20 minutes working time (from start of application to leather/dash to finish getting positioned).
Must hold up to temp changes and the occasional washing. It will likely see a drop of fuel on the dash occasionally, as it surrounds the fuel filler on the tank.
Thank you all, in advance.