Glue for skin?

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  1. Iluvmycam

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    What is a good glue to for non leather camera skin? Mine is starting to peel off.
     
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    I would suggest a thin coat of contact adhesive. I'm assuming the non leather skin is vinyl or pleather?
     
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    A glue typically used for this is contact cement (a rubber solution used on both surfaces and let dry to some extent before pressing surfaces for a moment).
     
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    Pliobond brand is often cited in repair manuals.
     
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    Pliobond is a contact cement.
     
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    I've been using Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. It's water soluble, but it seems to hold up well.
     
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    Last year I glued some leatherette on a Hasselblad with Pliobond already mentioned here. It is holding well, used the camera in winter at temperatures of -20C. Do not hesitate to use Pliobond.
     
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    Yes it is.
     
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    The rubber cement they use seems to always come off. I was thinking epoxy? Anyone try it?
     
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    The advantage to using contact cements is that the process is reversible by using a solvent. An epoxy AFAIK must be removed mechanically. Heat will soften it but probably not to good for a camera.
     
  11. David A. Goldfarb

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    Pliobond. The leatherette needs to be removable to repair the camera. Don't use epoxy.