Cabinet question... about WeldWood contact cement

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  1. tubedood

    tubedood TDPRI Member

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    Hi again folks!
    I am about to cover a cabinet for an amp build that I am working on.

    The cabinet is pine and I had a few glitches in fitting things that aren't too bad... I used "Plastic Wood" filler and I am going to let it dry well then sand flush. Will a coat of WeldWood on this filler be an issue when I go to apply the tolex on the cabinet or will it all just sit and dry together without any drama?

    Thanks in advance!
    Dale
     
  2. Axis29

    Axis29 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I've used contact cement (most often Weldwood) over all kinds of filler and not had any issues with dry times or tackiness, etc. You should be okay.
     
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    Right on Axis thank you! One less thing to worry about when I go to cover.
     
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    I had some oil base contact cement melt some telex once but never had problems before that . There been a couple post about contact cement before I'll save you some time Wilsonart H20. Do some experimenting with it has a little longer to sit time.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767HQPCH/?tag=tdpri-20
     
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    Yikes I was hoping the WeldWood original formula wouldn't melt tolex… I noticed it softened some cheapie Walmart vinyl material but once it dried it was ok. I will check it on a small scrap piece and check the results.
     
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    I was going to get the Wilsonart at our H Depot, online it said it was there but once I was looking no one knew anything about it grrr. I will try that next time I hear it is great stuff.
     
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    Weldwood. Red can. Fumes are killer, but works way better than the green can stuff.
     
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    I haven't seen it mentioned here so I'll mention it. Use two coats of Weldwood and let them flash off. They should be dry when you apply the tolex.

    On the tolex material you spray 3M adhesive spray and let it flash off too.

    Never heard of Weldwood eating tolex before, that's a new one on me.
     
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    I don't think that's what he meant - I think he meant other brands that used different solvents since weldwood is kinda the standard.
     
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    For what it's worth, I get the impression that the glue you choose for tolex is a very personal choice and you have to find what works for you. Some people love the water based latex stuff, I hate it with a passion. The nasty original formula high test weldwood works so much better for me that its worth wearing a resperator to use it. Others like hide glue. I've come to the conclusion that it's more an issue of user preference than the inherent properties of the glue.
     
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