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Bmadd34

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on: July 11, 2018, 08:20:44 pm
I realize I am probably beating a dead horse here, but I was wondering what the glue is that is used from the factory. I noticed that the covering on my beloved low seat may have been installed too tight; as the material does not sit flush on the padding. Therefore, when I plop my rump down it stretches a pretty good amount and the stitching is beginning to separate at the front seam. Any who, I decided I would like to recover it. I have reupholstered a few seats before, but they had the metal holds/hooks under the pan. The R.E.s are flat metal pans. So, what the heck is the stuff they clearly just slovenly slather on the pans? Thanks in advance.
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Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 01:31:47 am
I’ve successfully used “Barge” it’s a glue used by the local cobbler shop and available on Amazon or at the local cobbler shop.
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Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 11:04:56 am
Pretty much any impact adhesive will do the job, which is why it works just slathered on at the factory.


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Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 04:10:32 pm
Used the stock seat I no longer use to test the chosen material.
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Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 03:25:01 am
If you have room,you could drill a series of holes around the perimeter of the pan and secure the seat cover with pop rivets to help the glue along .  I scratch built a saddle like yours for my bobber a few years ago. The cover was held on by the rivets only, no glue. It worked well.
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Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 06:50:22 am
Pretty much any impact adhesive will do the job, which is why it works just slathered on at the factory.

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Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 05:12:01 pm
Contact adhesive.  You're supposed to put the glue on each side and press the two halves together.  To do it really properly you give the glued part a whack. That sets the glue together really properly.
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