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What is the best glue out there? Im wanting something that is really secure, permanent, and that will last forever. Any suggestions?

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You will get plenty of responses to use Barge or Weldwood contact cement, these work I used Weldwood until I found the Aquila(spelling may be off) water based contact cement.  I use it exclusively now, I can use it in the house as it is odorless and non flammable.  I can not tell the difference between it and Weldwood.  All of my holsters are lined and I have not had any issues with the layers separating.

Todd

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1 hour ago, Hildebrand said:

You will get plenty of responses to use Barge or Weldwood contact cement, these work I used Weldwood until I found the Aquila(spelling may be off) water based contact cement.  I use it exclusively now, I can use it in the house as it is odorless and non flammable.  I can not tell the difference between it and Weldwood.  All of my holsters are lined and I have not had any issues with the layers separating.

Todd

This^^

Aquilim 315 is like Barge/Weldwood but will keep you married if you use it in the house. I still like Barge and Weldwood, but similar bond strength without toxic fumes...the choice is pretty easy. Another plus for Aquilim for me is that it seems a bit easier to work with and doesn't get all stringy. It may take a minute or too longer to get tacky but no fumes wins that debate for me too. It's all I use now too with Barge/Weldwood being my backups in case I can no longer get Aquilim.

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Surface prep and application play a large roll in the success.  I've found that applying a thin coat, allowing it to get tacky and then applying another thin coat is better than applying a thicker coat. 

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Renia Colle de Cologne.

I also use water-based Renia Aquilim 315, but I've found that it can come apart. I mostly use to secure the leather whilst stitching.

Colle de Cologne is permanent.

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On 4/2/2020 at 9:50 AM, nategines said:

What is the best glue out there? Im wanting something that is really secure, permanent, and that will last forever. Any suggestions?

This may sound funny, but I think I have tried them all, the the best I have found for lasting strength, especially on blade sheaths is "Elmers Glue All" I did a lot of experiments, and have found nothing better.

Even the old white school has a tensile strength of 3000 lbs when cured.....Try it sometime....

 

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cltech9, interesting.  I'm a Barge fan, but shipping is a pain.  Youd think it was symtex or something with all the restrictions. 

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