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Old 08-23-1999, 10:51 PM
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Gentlemen, I've returned! (with manual, well CD, in hand).

Quick question. The leatherette material on my door panels have "unadheehed" at the window trim. I'd like to re-glue them, but want to know what type of adhesive and method to use. I'm thinking a hot glue gun, and a fabric roller. The material doesn't appear to need stretching.

Is this above my limitations, will I somehow ruin the leather-type material?


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Old 08-24-1999, 03:14 PM
Chris C.
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My 86' 300E has the same problem,
I tried hot glue it didnt work that well,
I tried 3M Spray adhesive and used spring clamps until it dryed, that worked a little better but still not perfect, it did last longer than the hot glue. I was going to consider some powder furniture glue but I'm affraid any glue that sets-up hard will fail. I saw a similar post on the Ritt-easley list but responses were to try 3M.
I have seen different types of 3M adhisive, one in particular is used for headliners it will withstand the heat generated from the sun, the standard stuff will come loose.
I'll watch this thread and see if anyone comes up with anything better.
See Ya,
Chris Campbell
Orange County
86' 300E

Old 08-24-1999, 09:05 PM
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Here's how the pros do it. Take off the door panel and get a bunch of little spring type paper clips that are black in color and have two little handles on each end. (or simmilar clips). Spray some 3M Super Trim Adhesive in a cup and use an acid brush to applly the glue to BOTH I repeat BOTH surfaces and ALLOW TO DRY FOR 5 MIN. Next stick them together and clip for an hour or so. All done and it will stay.


Old 09-01-1999, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the advice. It worked great. However, I had problems finding an Acid brush, but the guys at Home Depot got me tracking.

An acid brush is also called a Flux brush. It can be found in the plumbing section of any hardware store. Hope this helps someone.
Old 09-02-1999, 02:15 PM
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I'm a prosthetist and we use a glue called DUALL by R-H Products Co, Inc, Acton, MA, 01720. Any good shoe repair store should this or something similar. Apply 2 coats to each surface to be adhered; allow each one to dry completely. Then press together carefully. If you get a wrinkle here you may not get them apart w/o using acetone. WE use them for bonding leather to a range of items. It works very well and last very long.
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