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MagicMan1957
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What is the BEST permanent glue to use to glue one card to another?
TomKMagic
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Super glue is pretty good, but it can crack over time. I use an adhesive that retains it's rubbery feel even after it is dried, like a silicone.

I have also used contact cement. This can crack a little though. Look for something that is rubbery and flexible.

I will write again when I remember the exact name of the stuff.

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Why would you want to glue two cards together? Super glue would probably work well.
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On 2005-09-29 19:52, themagicman101 wrote:
Why would you want to glue two cards together? Super glue would probably work well.

Contact/rubber cement with a dry application has always served me well.
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I have done many things with a glued fan of cards or a solid pack of glued cards, even some totally glued in the box. It's fun to do off the wall routines like these.

What type of routine do you plan on doing? That might affect your choice of glue.

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MagicMan1957
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I,m gluing an entire deck for a Paul Harris effect.

I,ve used many glues over the years for cards and over time they seem to come apart.

ELMERS
KRAZY GLUE
RUBBER CEMENT
EPOXY
GLUE STICK
SPRAY ON ADHESIVE
etc etc....
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Use a clamp w/Elmers Non-Wrinkling Rubber cement. I use 2 pieces of 3" x 4"; 1/4"
thick plexiglass to sandwich the cards and clamp them over night. I use a spring type clamp I picked up at Home Depot for $1.99 or you can use a std "C" clamp. I use this method to glue split cards to make my own gaffs...never had a problem with them coming apart. Smile

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On 2005-09-30 01:36, MagicMan1957 wrote:
I,m gluing an entire deck for a Paul Harris effect.



Is that effect called Solid Deception? I haven't seen it performed yet, but I was told my routine is similar to that. I thought that was cool because I came up with my routine independently without prior knowledge of anyone else doing it.

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"Elmers Non-Wrinkling Rubber cement"

They don't sell it where I live and after contacting Elmers I can only get it by requesting that the local Staples makes a custom order for it...

Guess I'm SOL unless I can find the item on eBay or something.
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I use GLUE STICK and have had good success.
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Why the best, why not just what gets the job done?
Unless you're preparing cards for the afterlife - I do have several decks that I have for the passage, just pm me - why not something temporary?


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Tom-Solid Deception is an ACR wherin the whole dech becomes glued together. Doesn't sound great by my description, but add the paul Harris touch and it becomes a masterpiece
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There are other stationary suppliers aside from Staples. There's a new thing called Google.com, try it.
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On 2005-09-30 23:48, Alikzam wrote:
"Elmers Non-Wrinkling Rubber cement"

They don't sell it where I live and after contacting Elmers I can only get it by requesting that the local Staples makes a custom order for it...

Guess I'm SOL unless I can find the item on eBay or something.
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On 2005-09-30 02:15, KRZ4kardz wrote:
Use a clamp w/Elmers Non-Wrinkling Rubber cement. I use 2 pieces of 3" x 4"; 1/4"
thick plexiglass to sandwich the cards and clamp them over night. I use a spring type clamp I picked up at Home Depot for $1.99 or you can use a std "C" clamp. I use this method to glue split cards to make my own gaffs...never had a problem with them coming apart. Smile

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Yes! Clamp!
Not clamping is the main reason for failure.
Old saying..."If you didn't clamp it, you didn't glue it".
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On 2005-09-30 02:15, KRZ4kardz wrote:
Use a clamp w/Elmers Non-Wrinkling Rubber cement.


Quality playing cards are tricky to glue (paste). There are many factors responsible for getting a good bond. Please check out The Art of Card Splitting with Martini - DVD. The DVD covers all aspects of making your own gaffed cards & includes the above point mentioned by KRZ4kardz. It's a good DVD on making your own gaffed cards and explains many finer points.

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If as you stated, you are trying to glue a whole deck of cards together as a pack and never want them to come loose, the best thing would probably be "Gorilla Glue" which you can get at Walmart. It is super strong, I have never seen it come apart on anything I've ever glued yet and it stickes to virtually anything. It even has glued bricks together for me. Great for many things around the house too.

If anyone reading this thread needs something to stick temporarily without leaving some nasty residue, try the restickable glue stick. It's great for doing "Fraud" with dollars and will stick a playing card to glass and still be easy to remove without anyone being wiser.

Hope this helps,
Don Itjen

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The easiest is 3M spray mount available at Michael's
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