Gluing isn't that big of a deal. You've got the big ass can of glue.

Use a small scrap of mini-cell as a squeegee.

For big jobs put on a pair of rubber gloves. It will save you the inevitable glue all over your hands and will allow you to work faster when you throw caution to the wind. Gasoline will dissolve glue on your hands and is a less toxic alternative to Acetone to get it off. Or you can just work the glue off your hands over time. It gives you something to do on long drives in the car.

You want to make the thinnest most uniform layer possible on both halves of what you are gluing. Get glue all of the way out to all of the edges. The lack of this is a common reason for outfitting coming out.

These halves need to be quite dry before they can be joined. You will know they are ready when the shine of wetness is gone. There is no need to wait the fifteen minutes usually indicated on the can. Just a few should do it. A hair dryer speeds things up greatly when you are doing a lot of work. Beware if you plan on snatching the ladys dryer as you are almost certain to get some glue on it. Be prepared to face the consequences if any are likely.

If the part that is being glued is a high stress area like the hips you might want to double glue. Do one layer and let it dry completely. Then do another layer following the directions above.

Special note for Neoprene foam. Put one thin layer on and let it dry completely before putting on the next layer. The first layer will close the pores and make for a better bond


Also if you have a respirator around you should do it. One time my Med Tec wife drew my blood shortly after a regular sized glue job and all of my liver indicators were very high. In fact they were much higher than during reading taken during a fiberglass job. Glue is carried in some nasty solvents so if the job is more than just a quick touch up wear that respirator!

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