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    Adhesive for sheet cork? (tripod head)

    I need to replace the padding on a tripod head. I have some 1/16" thick sheet cork that would be suitable, but looking for recommendations on a good adhesive for the cork to metal. OR, there is similar material available at the "home center" with "self adhesive" (used for cabinet liners, etc.). Any suggestions?

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    Pliobond brand contact cement. Clean the metal surface with steelwool.

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    Just about any contact adhesive will do the job - Another alternative is double sided sticky tape as used for carpets.

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    3m super 77.

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    I would imagine that contact cement would work fine. Usually available in tube or small cans. Coat both surfaces, let dry till tacky, then CAREFULLY put them together. I say carefully, because once they make contact, they're stuck! Just a little pressure and it's a permanent bond. Make sure not to get it on your screw threads or other surfaces and you should be fine. I'm probably making it sound harder than it is, but a little care is involved in using most glues.
    Hope this helps.

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    Adhesive tape, solvent-based household cement, rubber cement (contact cement), epoxy cement. All would work.

    I find contact cement most appropriate for the intended use: it's easy to apply, stays flexible and even allows taking the cork off again.

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    +1 for the Pliobond. I found mine at a model railroad hobbyist store.

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    A pity you're in the USA or I would have sent you a self adhesive cork floor tile. As stated any contact cement would work Evo-stick or Bostick are the sort of trade names in the UK.

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    Ditto on the carpet tape. Fast, easy and secure.

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    I sort of figured that contact cement would be a consensus, and I am familiar with the material and how to use it. I was hoping something more "workable" would show up. I am going to try the self-adhesive stuff, and if it fails, I'll use contact cement.

    I'm replacing the pad on one of these Manfrotto plates, so fitting is tricky and getting it a little wonky with the contact cement is a possibility.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ase_Plate.html

    Thanks, y'all!

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