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Old 08-16-2010, 01:52 AM   #1
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How to glue animal skin to my trailer

Now that I have you attention. I recently recieved a bunch of hair on cured cow hide rugs. I want to cut them into 8x8 squares and glue the leather onto the fiberglass (interior) side of my compact jr trailer. I saw the same wall treatment in a home magazine but a trailer is a different beast. I am concerned about moisture through condensation and am wanting to know what is the best product for the job? I am thinking I am going to have to glue them to the inside but what kind of glue or glue like substance will work? Now I am not trying to offend anyone who is an animal lover,(i too am one) I just had an abundance and wanted to do something with them rather than throw them away. Any help in this matter would be much appreciated. and if it works I will be sure to take pictures and post them on the site. Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:22 AM   #2
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I'd look at some type of spray-on contact cement. Auto upholstery stuff should be good. Does it need to be strippable?

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Old 08-16-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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I put a little faux fur on my trailer using 3M #77 glue seems to hold but its just a small strip on plywood so I was able to reinforce with some staples. The 3m is an aerosol and they do have a stronger version which would probably be better. Make sure you test a small hidden area to insure the glue doesn't eat the insulation. Also if your trailer is like my Boler the the walls are curved and a flat skin will need to be slitted in spots to lay flat.

The picture below shows the fur under my table.

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:57 AM   #4
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3M super 77 aerosol glue will work fine. I have used it for my headliner and wall covering. It will help if you spray it on the wall and the piece to be applied, wait a minute then attach after the glue begins to tack up. It will only come off if you rip it off.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #5
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Agree with 3M 77 - just used it on the carpet that goes over the ceiling of my Uhaul where I had to pull it back for my window repair.

Another option could also be to glue velcro to the walls then attach the other side of the velcro to the hides. - This could allow for greater ease of removal if needed for wiring, cleaning etc. But the hides could sag in places depending on how you do it. I have just sewn grippy velcro onto vintage travel pennants and used this to attach them to the carpet on the ceiling in my Uhaul.

Sounds like a fun project.

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
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wont those hides and fur smell funny once they get damp ?
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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I put a little faux fur on my trailer using 3M #77 glue seems to hold but its just a small strip on plywood so I was able to reinforce with some staples. The 3m is an aerosol and they do have a stronger version which would probably be better. Make sure you test a small hidden area to insure the glue doesn't eat the insulation. Also if your trailer is like my Boler the the walls are curved and a flat skin will need to be slitted in spots to lay flat.

The picture below shows the fur under my table.

Doug

Hey Doug,

I really like your trailer, but I have to ask what are thos round things that look like the dryer at my car wash? Are they lights can we see a pic of them?

Cool trailer

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Old 08-16-2010, 03:55 PM   #8
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:00 PM   #9
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Adam and Eve used animal skins to cover their unmentionables... is your trailer feeling self conscious about something? Sorry, couldn't resist...
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:02 PM   #10
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wont those hides and fur smell funny once they get damp ?
Not so much really. I plan on keeping a dehumidafier going at all time when not in use. Kind of like a boat on the ocean. The hide is cured and it really wont smell more than leather. At least that is what I believe..
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #11
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I found this site----This to That (Glue Advice)
no idea if it works or not!
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Cool Another consideration

I would be concerned about mold. Organic things get moldy very quickly in damp conditions, especially leather.

I was surprised how much moisture two people put into the air while asleep. We could write our name on the walls of our Trillium some mornings.

Another thought what about vermin? What about bears? In light of the recent tragedy in Yellowstone, I would be leery of placing any animal parts in my trailer.
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3M super 77 aerosol glue will work fine. I have used it for my headliner and wall covering. It will help if you spray it on the wall and the piece to be applied, wait a minute then attach after the glue begins to tack up. It will only come off if you rip it off.
I used 3M Super 77 to glue the reflectix insulation and vinyl wall covering into my 1971 Compact Jr. I had to rip it out and re-do it when the reflectix slumped off the curved ceiling/wall. The 2nd time I did the procedure that Mark recommends and it still separated in spots.

If I were to do it again, I'd use 3M super 90.
3M Super 77 Multipurpose Spray Adhesive: spray aerosol adhesives, adhesive aerosols, aerosol spray adhesives product information, 3M U.S.:*3M
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