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What is a good strong glue?

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  1. Jay9928

    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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    Reason is I had to get a new leather badge/ID holder for work. My pins were on my lanyard, and the new one is a dog tag type chain. I want to glue the pins to the leather, so what would be the best glue? Thanks :cool:
     
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    I use gorilla glue and with metal JB Weld
     
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    I heard that brand is good. What about Rhino?
     
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    Get a 2-part epoxy; nearly any brand will do.

    Mix it on a paper plate w/ a Q-tip. Flip the Q-tip over, grab ' dab, and apply it to what you want stuck.

    It'll NEVER come apart unless you destroy the two items you've applied the goup to.

    I use 2-part epoxy for everything and have YET to have a single application fail me.
     
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    Good idea, what aisle can you find epoxy in? Any certain brand?
     
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    I work at Lowe's. Aisle #7 at my store. :tongueout:

    3M is probably the best, but I've gotten it at the Dollar Store in a pinch.

    I've used several brands, and would trust my life to any that I've used.

    The bond is literally as strong as the materials you're bonding.
     
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    Is it a glue gun type tube? That is all I see. Just need a small bottle
     
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    What kind of pins are you trying to glue? How big of an area? And what type of leather is this holder? Got a pic? The problem gluing anything to leather is the bond to the leather. Depending on the leather, it might just bond to the finish and simply peel the finish off. I am in the leather business. Provide some more info and I can help you out some more if you need it.

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    The pins are your basic ones like you wear on a hat or whatever. The leather I got at a uniform shop, no photo but the brand is D&K model DK914
     
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    Ok, I googled it for a picture. I figured that's about what it was gonna look like. How important are these pins to you? Would you be upset if you lost one? Depending on how important they are I have a couple recommendations for how to apply them.

    With leather, we pretty much just use rubber cement or latex adhesive. There are plenty of other advlhesives that will bond with leather but that's what we use. You can probably get a small tube of barge cement at Michael's, but the problem is that it wont bond to the pin. So, if you don't mind a chance of losing a pin, try epoxy first since you can it easily. It might work really well, i just dont know because I've never tried it. You should be able to find a small tube in home depot. I strongly suggest you rough the leather before applying the glue. We usually use the tip of a razor knife to scuff all the finish off. You want to get down past the top grain of the leather. Give that a shot and see how it works. If it doesn't stick, let me know and I can recommend another solution.

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    I figured I am going to cut the tack part off the pin, and glue it to the holder.
     
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    Yeah, we're on the same page. Just make sure you rough up the leather. You can use the edge of a knife a dremel sanding drum. Just make sure you get the top grain off. Hopefully it will hold.
     
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    +1 on the gorilla glue
     
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    Leave the pin on, push it through the leather and bend it over.

    3M weatherstrip adhesive. Gorilla snot, the yellow stuff is unreal. I glued a badge in a wallet, the leather gave up before the glue did.
     
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    Pin is tough to get through. Just gonna cut it off. The gorilla snot looks promising
     
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    It's a good idea. I was going to suggest the same thing, but my only concerns would be that you might break the pin when you bend it or that it might scratch something inside the wallet if there is anything in there. You could put tape over it though. As for getting it through the leather, just use a small drill bit to drill a hole.
     
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    Don't use Gorilla Glue unless you want a holy mess on your hands. It expands like crazy and will get all over everything.

    I think any glue will pop loose over time due to the flexible nature of leather. I've done similar mounts by pushing the pin through, pre punch it if you need to, and bending the post over.
     
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    Hmm....I don't see the glue being a long term fix. However, don't forget to mask of everything around the area you are going to glue. If you get an over run it won't get on anything else.