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#1 Andrew Bassett

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:39 AM

I am replacing the flaky side of a reflector board with diffused bounce material but I don't know what glue I should use. I tried gorilla glue but it foams too much and created lots of bubbles. Any suggestions would be great.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:07 PM

I would just use regular 3M spray adhesive. It's very sticky if you follow their directions for the stuff.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:53 AM

When I used to re-skin with Silver Leaf, we would use Shellac.. let it dry to a tacky state then skin one careful sheet at a time. I have no clue what you skinning yours with(?).. or if any type of 'glue' will prevent you from getting it back to original working order. What are you using and why is it better than Silver Leaf for you?
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#4 Andrew Bassett

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:01 PM

I am not using silver leaf because this reflector gets used and abused by students and the silver leaf flakes off too easily. 3M glue is not strong enough to do the job. I will look into shallac. The material I am using is a diffused silver bounce that comes in a bulk roll from LEE Filters. Thanks for the responding.
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#5 David Rakoczy

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:38 PM

I doubt Shellac will work for you. It is great for micro thin sheets of Silver Leaf... but for a solid piece/ gel, held in place.. you are probably looking at a glue.
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#6 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:15 PM

Super high tack double sided tape works nicely.
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#7 Chris Keth

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

If you want the bottom line in strength, use contact cement. You apply it to both surfaces and let it dry. Once those surfaces touch, they won't move again (seriously, there is no repositioning with this stuff) You put micarta countertops down with it.
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