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Old 10-15-2004, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Glue leather to door panels

The leather (maybe its vinyl) around the edges of the door pockets of my W124 300TD is curling up and coming off the door panel. What kind of glue might I use to glue this back into place? Further, can anyone offer any tips on how to clamp this material in place until the glue dries?

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Old 10-15-2004, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Use a contact cement, found at hardware store or...

the big box home centers. The pint can of Dap Weldwood gel contact cement does a great job - just follow directions (coat both surfaces, let dry, join pieces). Invaluable on the workbench shelf! Sears and others sell plastic clamps, in various sizes, to hold things together while setting up.

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Old 10-16-2004, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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RE: Glue leather to door panels

Just like John explained, after coating both surfaces with contact cement let it dry as per instructions (the time) when the time is right it seems like the glue wont do any good, you can touch with your finger tips the surface and does not even feel sticky but once you join them together is instant bond, maybe at the most you can put pressure with your fingers for a couple of minutes but generally if done right it does not require it, be neat with the little brush as it will require a solvent to wipe clean any mess, always as in any new situation is best to practice somewhere else before tackling your final work.
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