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#1 Posted : 14 September 2018 16:27:08(UTC)
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Hi all. The trim that covers the stitching that holds the glass window onto my soft top is starting to peel away and I was wondering  what is the best type of adhesive  to use to re-stick it.The car is a 2.5 if that makes any difference 

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#2 Posted : 14 September 2018 16:45:19(UTC)
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It's a very good question Dave and I really hope you get an answer because several of us would also really like to know. 

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#3 Posted : 14 September 2018 16:59:30(UTC)
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Thanks for the reply Rob. I like to ask good  questions. It's not really important,but just another one of those niggling jobs to do

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#4 Posted : 15 September 2018 13:27:25(UTC)
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damn double postd

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Mk3 2.0 Sport 180bhp enkie wheels and lots of other stuff
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When we fitted hoods the glued sections were always done with impact adhesive (like Evostik)

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#6 Posted : 16 September 2018 09:02:22(UTC)
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Gorilla Glue is recommended frequently over on the other forum (miataforum). Widely available here now.
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Thanks Saz. I often use a contact type glue in spray cans for sticking carpet tiles down at work. I was wondering about using that,but your suggestion  and the previous posters would be a lot less messy

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#8 Posted : 16 September 2018 12:27:45(UTC)
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The old yellow Evostick contact adhesive is excellent for a while, but eventually it tends to go brittle and crumbly, especially if exposed to UV, heat and flexing. 

For example it was very effective repairing cuts etc on my ski jacket, (patch glued to the inside of the outer layer so only the hint of a slit was visible, sometimes reinforced by some similar coloured Tesa tape on the outside) and good for about five years then needed redoing.  After almost twenty years of three weeks a year the jacket was rotted by the high altitude sun and mostly green Tesa tape, so it was replaced.

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Originally Posted by: saz9961 Go to Quoted Post
Gorilla Glue is recommended frequently over on the other forum (miataforum). Widely available here now.

 

I have seen a report somewhere that said this glue was useless. If you put a blob of it onto some wood for instance, and don't spread it about, just let it dry, then cut through it with a razor blade or Stanley knife it looks like the old Aero chocolate you used to buy. It is full of tiny holes making it weak as a result. I have used it but not happy with it after i used it on Wood. You will be able to get adhesives especially made for fabric etc, its just a case of finding it. Ask an Upholsterer, they will know. 

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#10 Posted : 16 September 2018 16:21:02(UTC)
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Gorilla os OK for rough outside jobs, and very effective.

I've repaired a stone bird bath bowl with it for one thing.

But..you MUST wet the surfaces to activate it properly to provide the required H2O catalyst otherwise it just sets to a sort of toffee resin.

When wetted it expands into a sort of Caramac coloured foam as it cures.

I'd avoid using it for delicate applications.

What I would do, is pop into the famous Woolies website...and see what the pro's use.

Not checked myself, but for your convenience......

https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/

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#11 Posted : 16 September 2018 16:40:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pollyanna Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: saz9961 Go to Quoted Post
Gorilla Glue is recommended frequently over on the other forum (miataforum). Widely available here now.

 

I have seen a report somewhere that said this glue was useless. If you put a blob of it onto some wood for instance, and don't spread it about, just let it dry, then cut through it with a razor blade or Stanley knife it looks like the old Aero chocolate you used to buy. It is full of tiny holes making it weak as a result. I have used it but not happy with it after i used it on Wood. You will be able to get adhesives especially made for fabric etc, its just a case of finding it. Ask an Upholsterer, they will know. 

 

Check  Real World Experience on Miataforum, 109,000 registered used, 13,000 active users. The topic is is reference to gluing plastics and mohair-like materials, not wood.

 

For example:

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=306138

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=553989&

 

 

The reason why it failed for you is that you failed to follow the instructions. It's a water activated glue, so you have to lightly dampen down the surfaces. You didn't add any water.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pxs6jFsp5s

 

Seems very strong to me. When properly used, your wood is going to break before the glue bond.

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