Bill Sharkey asks:
> I am going to put new rubber mats on the pedals of a
> Standard Action player piano. What is the best type
> of glue to use?
Are the pedals metal or wood? For non-porous surfaces, most contact
cements should work, and I'm a fan of Barge Cement for this type of
thing. It seems to hold better than Weldwood or the more consumer-
marketed ones. Pliobond isn't bad, either. But I probably wouldn't use
either on wood.
Barge Cement should be available from a decent hardware store or many
online merchants. If you're in the trade, you can get containers larger
than the 2-oz consumer tube. Check leatherwork/shoe repair suppliers.
[ Barge Cement is available from Columbia Organ Leathers,
[ along with high tack fish glue, kangaroo leather, and
[ many other good items: