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Topic: Best Glue for Leather
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (May 13, 2007 09:58AM)
I need to find the best and strongest glue for some projects Im working on involving a leather wallet. Any reccomendations?
Message: Posted by: Aaron Chee (May 13, 2007 10:05AM)
For me I use Strong Contact Glue. Yellow in colour. Some sort like rubber cement but stronger than rubber cement.

Its mostly use for repair bags and shoes.

Aaron Chee.
Message: Posted by: ssucahyo (May 13, 2007 11:04AM)
In here the brand is CASTOL.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (May 13, 2007 07:17PM)
Go to http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com and look at ADHESIVES. TANNER'S BOND LEATHERCRAFT CEMENT or BARGE CEMENT (which can be had at most craft stores) are the products you are looking for.


Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (May 14, 2007 12:43PM)
Tandy is a good catalog to have for prop builders. Not only is the correct glue there but they have rope sheers that are the best I've ever had.


PS --- Learn to build with leather hinges. They are quiet, strong and very forgiving!
Message: Posted by: kaytracy (May 15, 2007 02:47PM)
this will depend on several factors, type of leather/surface, do you need a permanent bond, temporay to hold while constructing, flexible or stiff, etc.

I do a fair amount of leatherwork, and can likely give you some more help, or again, your local leather factory or tandy store person will help you, but they will probably ask the same questions.
some leather finished need more preperation than others for different glues and adhesives. Feel free to pm if you want for more info. I will help if I can
Message: Posted by: Dave Lewis (Dec 31, 2007 01:00AM)
"Barge Cement" is amazing stuff. Let both pieces being attached dry completely before putting them together, and be sure to line everything up as carefully as possible because getting the parts apart if you screw up is not easy.
Message: Posted by: owln_1 (Jan 8, 2008 11:32AM)
I'm a saddle and harness maker for over 20 years and I use only BARGE CEMENT you can get at Tandy's leather stores. owln_1
Message: Posted by: owln_1 (Jan 8, 2008 11:34AM)
Yiu might want to use 2 coats on both pieces you want to glue together, it will stay forever.Owln_1