Reattach loose Tolex

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  1. bblooz

    bblooz TDPRI Member

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    I have an all-original, 1966 Fender Princeton Amp. The tolex is peeling back on one side, but still intact. I was wondering if anyone has experience regluing the tolex covering without damaging the originality of the amp. (btw - it's not very loud, but sounds great!)
     
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    I would look to Amplified Parts, Antique Electronic Supply, or Mojotone...believing that whatever they offer will be, if not consistent with the original adhesive, quite similar.

    Though I have been under the impression that Fender simply used contact cement. An impression that may be totally inaccurate.
     
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    The Fliegler book recommends super glue for small spots and contact cement for large.
     
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    I used Contact Cement to repair a bunch of peeling wall paper in my home about 6 months ago. It went very well. Even rather large areas glued up nicely and have stayed glued ever since.
    Even in the bathroom, where shower steam would loosen certain glues, the Contact Cement is holding.
    I too have a 66 Princeton Reverb, it's my giging amp, and I would definitely use this product on it if it was to start peeling.

    Just be sure to follow instructions exactly. You've got to let it set up before you stick it.

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  7. Wally

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    I have used Elmer’s white glue for decades...quick, easy clean up, works. I use masking tape to hold the tolex down for drying, which takes just a short while.
     
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    I usually use wood glue like Elmers or Titebond. Press the tolex down and wipe the excess glue. Then tape the loose part down for a couple hours or overnight with masking tape. It seems to work better than contact cement on those small repairs for some reason.
     
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