Glue - alternative to needle and thread

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jaminb
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Glue - alternative to needle and thread

Post by jaminb » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:27 pm

I hate and can't sew. Glue technology has moved on so much over the last 15 years that the adhesive is often stronger than the material it is sticking, however I have yet to find a glue that reliably sticks fabric and waterproof materials. I need to stick some patches on a canvas boat cover and my pop top; velcro on some pogies, handlebars and gaiters; and repair some waterproof trousers.

Any suggestions?

woodsmith
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Re: Glue - alternative to needle and thread

Post by woodsmith » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm

Shoe Goo is a pretty good for canvas etc

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Re: Glue - alternative to needle and thread

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm

Silicone sealer will readily stick most materials but the strength of the bond will depend on the materials.
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Re: Glue - alternative to needle and thread

Post by belugabob » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:55 am

Depends on the loads involved and the direction that they are applied.
If I remember correctly, the skin on some aircraft wings is glued on, but is still riveted, to prevent peeling.

In some applications, I can see stitching playing the same role as the rivets.

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