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Best Rubber-to-metal Glue
By Carl Zwanzig

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.

Carl Zwanzig

  [ Barge Cement is available from Columbia Organ Leathers,
  [ along with high tack fish glue, kangaroo leather, and
  [ many other good items:
  [ --Editor.

(Message sent Wed 22 Jun 2005, 18:47:42 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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