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Best adhesive
Posted by: David Sytsma (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: March 07, 2023 10:47AM

I haven't had the need to join pieces of Hypalon or EVA to create a custom grip. Epoxy is fine for gluing a grip to a handle; is it still the proper adhesive to join pieces of Hypalon, or is there a better choice?

Dave

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: March 07, 2023 12:38PM

David,
You might get other answers, but the best adhesive by far is

Hypalon adhesive:

[www.nrs.com]

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 07, 2023 01:04PM

I have always used Weldwood contact cement and never had a failure that I know of. We used it at work also to install foam/foil sound insulation inside generator cabinets and other foam adhesive needs.

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: March 07, 2023 04:51PM

I've always used contact cement, not sure of the brand, but no problems ever.

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: David Sytsma (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: March 07, 2023 07:03PM

Thanks, everybody.

Dave

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: John Sansevera (---.hsd1.ny.comcast.net)
Date: March 07, 2023 08:51PM

I'll agree with Spencer, i've used wellwood contact cement to join pieces then shaped them and had absolutely no problems at all. Although I didn't know there was an Hypolon adhesive out there.

Fishing is not a matter of life or death, it's much more important than that

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: March 07, 2023 10:09PM

The adhesive Roger suggests is a contact adhesive. It is formulated for Hypalon for optimum bonding, but for fishing rod grips it is an over kill.

Weldwood or equivalent contact cement as suggested will do the job.

Have fun

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: March 07, 2023 10:10PM

Contact cement for what you want to do.

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Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: Grant Darby (---.nat.uw.edu)
Date: March 08, 2023 12:10AM

And two coats.

Re: Best adhesive
Posted by: David Sytsma (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: March 14, 2023 01:32AM

As Grant mentioned, I used two coats of Weldwood Contact Cement because the first coat looked like it wanted to soak into the hypalon. Second coat looked good, and when I turned it down (fighting butt with an inlay on a slow pitch rod) it looked great. Thanks for the help.

Dave

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