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Old 08-09-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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Glue for vinyl to vinyl

Can any recommend a glue that will hold this vinyl hidden gimp I bought to cover the seems on the ensolite/elephant hide. The ensolite has been painted with latex satin paint. I've tried loctite flexible adhesive and that did not work. Peeled right off.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:06 PM   #2
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Can any recommend a glue that will hold this vinyl hidden gimp I bought to cover the seems on the ensolite/elephant hide. The ensolite has been painted with latex satin paint. I've tried loctite flexible adhesive and that did not work. Peeled right off.
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I think that the stickiest double sided tape on the planet is called "Web Tape" it is used to attach a several ton paper roll end to the moving web in a printing press on-the-fly. (aka "Flying Paster") If you have a friend at a large printing house you may be able to bum an end roll or two of the tape.

Second choice would be the tape used to attach trim to the outside of vehicles with. You local "real" auto supply store (meaning not a chain store) should have or be able to get the 3M version, or what ever local autobody shops use (not the consumer stuff). But be aware that it's going to stick to stay.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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It seems you need a vinyl to latex paint glue.
If you want vinyl to vinyl then this is the stuff:

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Old 08-09-2015, 02:17 PM   #4
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I've still got 1/2 a can of HH-66 if anyone wants it. It's very hard to use on an overhead surface, (it is thin & runny) and will dissolves some vinyls.


It is highly toxic in enclosed spaces, is listed as being Extremely Flammable, contains Toluene, M.E.K. and acetone.

Here is the MSDS Sheet: https://www.rochfordsupply.com/tech_...%20%20MSDS.pdf

I used it outside to make up some edging and still got dizzy and sick from the fumes.


Bottom line, Yes it works, but it is both dangerous and difficult to use.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
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LePage has a gel no-drip contact cement I have used on some overhead applications and it worked great.
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I'd go with 3M VHB tape - can probably get it in white at an auto trim shop. Since you'd have to get the latex off before a vinyl cement can work (they are based on solvents to dissolve plastics, not latex) if the VHB tape fails it will most likely peel the latex off the headliner without damaging it - then you could try the cement!
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Ooops... if it does start to peel off the latex, run a fine scribe line down each edge of the trim, otherwise if might pull a lot more of the latex off with it.

I have peeled latex off of ill-prepared vinyl in sheets.


This is from the LePage website:
RECOMMENDED FOR:
Ideal for vertical laminations. Bonds plastic laminates, veneers, plywood, particleboard, wallboard, metals (ferrous and non ferrous), cork, fabric and rubber.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR:
Polystyrene and polyurethane foam; May damage some hard plastics and painted surfaces. Test small area before using. Solvents during drying may affect adjacent plastic surfaces; Brass, copper and other copper alloys.
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I'd try E6000 glue - it's sold at a lot of craft stores, it will stick anything to anything, it's not runny, and it dries clear.

VHB won't hold to ensolite - there's not enough for it to "grip" to with the texture. Trust me, I tried
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:18 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I think we actually solved the problem. I did a test piece with some white silicone caulk and it's been up for a few days and been holding good. It's not touching the Fiberglas so we are good.
Thought about the vhb tape but with around 40 feet of this stuff to put up it was a costly option.
I'll let you know if this gives way and our camper starts looking like a noodle factory with strips hanging down!!
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