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Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: Adam S McClain (---.bla2.nsw.optusnet.com.au)
Date: June 11, 2019 10:39PM

Hi guys, I have searched far and wide in the forum but couldn't find much info.

Looking at gluing some cork and EVA together to make fancy grips :) From what I've gathered contact cement is the way to go.

I'm in Australia so weldwood is not available. Would any marine (waterproof) contact cement work?

Does the colour of the dried glue come through on the joins?

Cheers

Adam

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: June 11, 2019 11:26PM

one is fairly hard the other is soft , with the use that glue joint would work against one another an would be more problems that just EVA or CORK altogether , I think ,
PS never have did it, just my 2 CTS on the question, could be wrong ,

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: James Trenner (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: June 12, 2019 12:07AM

I've used light build epoxy. The same as I use on the wraps, turned out pretty good.

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: Chuck McIntyre (---.hsd1.co.comcast.net)
Date: June 12, 2019 02:03AM

Epoxy for thread wraps is not the same as bonding epoxy. Thread wrap epoxy is a "paint." According to Tom Kirkman anyway.

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: June 12, 2019 07:32AM

Thread wrap epoxy is a "casting resin," not a paint.

Contact cement will work fine for adhering cork and EVA.

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: June 12, 2019 08:54AM

Contact cement and strong clamping.

Have fun

John

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: June 12, 2019 02:07PM

We use our Rod Builder's Glue, Five Minute Epoxy, or even our @#$%& or High Water OEM Paste Epoxy to glue cork and EVA together all the time. Apply, clamp, and wipe with a paper towel with Denatured Alcohol for clean up. Works great.

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: Marcos Rodriguez (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: June 13, 2019 11:40AM

Gorilla glue. Needs clamping as it will foam up a bit but it fills all voids and bonds well

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Re: Gluing EVA and Cork together.
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 13, 2019 12:04PM

DO NOT use epoxy for EVA to EVa semas, the glue dries hard and there will be a noticeably hard, sometimes sharp spot in teh grip.

Cork to EVA, epoxy is fine, as the cork is hard and the glue joint will not be noticeable or feel different at all. Just a head's up, there is a bit of a learnign curve when it comes to sanding a grip with different materials, so I strongly recommend making a couple of scrap grips and sanding them down before investing the time and mone and installing one on a rod that "counts", and you end up with hack results.

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