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Mat Roop
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: gluing fingergrip Reply with quote

What is the best materials and method to glue a new snakeskin finger grip to a permanbuco bow?
I have generally used contact cement, easy to work with and clean up, but in time with lots of sweat, it seems to work loose. I am reluctant to try synthetic glues wondering if it will hold to pernambuco... and epoxy just seems too permanent and challenging for the cleanup.
What do you use?... Thanks, Mat
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mat,

Titebond. I'd avoid epoxy.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used rubber cement, coat surfaces to bond, let it dry, and just roll it into position, won't move, instant grip.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed your post on MN. Yup, I follow Josh's method. I think most makers do something similar. I like Titebond better than white glue, and probably some use hide glue. Never heard of using rubber cement, so can't comment on that.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whatwasithinking wrote:
II like Titebond better than white glue...

Titebond makes a lot of various glues, including the white glue. Which one you prefer to use here?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Titebond Original wood glue. Depending on the nature of the wrap, this may be applied directly to the wire/tinsel/whatever, or to a paper wrap, allowing a shorter piece of wire. Then I can manipulate the weight and balance a bit, at the same time, particularly when wire is used.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Rodney Mohr uses straight up school type white glue with a painter tape underlay. Josh uses a water activated paper tape underlay and I think just white glue. The thinking behind the white glue is reversibility. Simply covering with a water soaked rag for a bit will loosen the water soluble white glue making replacement very easy.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nick,

Well, then I have a higher esteem for white glue!

Josh describes his glue preference in the comments of his youtube video.

Bob
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Mat Roop
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all your kind advice!.... still debating on what to use....For this job I still like the contact cement idea because the snakeskin is stiffer than usual, and if I'm using Titebond I'd like some assurance that the tack will hold while I can still cleanup.... not convinced. I will however try the titebond on the next leather grip.
Cheers, Mat
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