Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board

Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board (
-   Garage - Tools (
-   -   cheap gun for glue (

crownver 01-31-2013 12:24 PM

cheap gun for glue
I'm re-covering a dash pad and I need a spray gun for the glue. Later I will be doing door panels. Can't seem to find a cheap gun with a big enough tip in the town I live in, and the cheapest one I can find on-line, including the frieght, is this one: It has a 1.8mm tip. Or does anyone know of a better one for less?

I have a Husky touch up gun that I don't use much, and I was thinking of drilling the 1.4 tip out with a 5/16" drill bit, which would give me a 1.98 mm hole size plus a little for run-out. Is this do-able?

Up in Canada it seems extremely tough to find a lot of the stuff you guys in the States can get easily, without paying through the nose for freight. I managed to buy a little of the proper foam and glue from an independant upholsterer, Chips Custom Upholstery, but if I buy on-line the freight usually doubles the price of a lot of things! :mad:

delawarebill 01-31-2013 01:31 PM

is there a reason u don't want to look at the rattle can glue ??
I used it on my interior panels and 10 yrs later no prob's at all.

crownver 01-31-2013 02:03 PM

Well, I've been reading Dantwolakes posts and best way is to use right glue and spray it on. He does great work. What I don't want is to get the dash installed and have the vinyl start to lift. Way to much work to get the dash out afterwards! Also, the spray can stuff is kind of pricey if I want to do more later. This way I'll be set up to do it cheaper and better! Also, a while back I did a test panel trying to sculpt some foam underneath and the glue wouldn't hold very well. Can't remember what glue I was using other than it was a rattle can. 01-31-2013 04:56 PM

I use a Harbor Freight texture ceiling gun. These have three diffent cap sizes. They can be had for less than $20.00 on sale. I have three. One for glue, One for Gel-coat and the other one that I can't get the spray cap off. Still works but. Gel-coat got away from me one warm day last summer. Ring is glued on really good.

crownver 01-31-2013 07:18 PM

Well, unfortunately, we don't have a Harbor Freight in Canada. Canadian Tire used to be the go to place for cheap tools, but they seem to have raised their prices on most things.

My son brought back my little Husky suction gun today. No sign of a tip size on it but a 1/16" drill bit is sloppy and a 5/64 is too tight so seems it would be close to 1.8, so I'll try that first.

Dave57210 01-31-2013 07:39 PM

Princess Auto is a lot like "Horrible Fright".

If a ceiling texture gun would work - they can be had cheap in lots of places

302 Z28 02-01-2013 06:32 PM

Rattle can glue will work if it is the right kind 3M #77 is NOT the right kind. 3M makes several hi-strength glues in rattle can. Look ofr hi-strength and hi-temp. Short of that any cheap spray gun will work but don't expect to get a good spray pattern out of it. Most you hope for is a slurry and the gun must be cleaned with Xylol or it will become useless in no time.


crownver 02-01-2013 08:55 PM

Yeah, I know about the rattle can glue. I can get 3M 80 which is supposed to work, but at $33.00 a can, I can do a lot more for the money with a spray gun. Also, according to DanTwoLakes, gun spraying is the best way. I'm going to try the little Husky gun and see how that works. The glue I have is designed to be sprayed, so hopefully it works. Be a few days until I get to it though. Working on cab corners at the moment.

I thought I could use mineral spirits to clean the gun? 02-02-2013 12:28 AM

lacquer thinner or acetone is what I use.

302 Z28 02-02-2013 06:30 AM


Originally Posted by (Post 1641612)
lacquer thinner or acetone is what I use.

When I tried to use lacquer thinner to clean the DAP glue all it did was gum up worse, same with acetone. I found Xylol worked best and that is what DAP recommend you thin their glue with.


justold 02-02-2013 07:10 AM

glue gun
google EZE spray glue gun . you will find them for about $20 to @25 , get the one with the plastic cup . The glue doesnot stick to the plastic so if it hardens in the cup you just grab it with plyers and remove it .
And as for spray cans @ $10 a can and a gallon of Dap @ $22. Its a no brainer .


ogre 02-02-2013 09:01 AM

i've had the same glue gun for 4 years, i've never cleaned it.
it is an old siphon gun that was discarded by a painter friend of mine
i pulled the vent hose off the canister vent and plug it with a pop rivet

crownver 02-02-2013 05:14 PM

Well I googled EZE spray and it cost $30 but the shipping is $38. I wish I could find Dap here. Only thing so far is Jefbond 3000 at $62 plus $25 shipping. Ever heard of Jefbond?

justold 02-05-2013 06:01 AM

Try "" for the dap glue .
And "your auto trim store" for the gun

crownver 02-05-2013 11:53 AM

Problem is for the glue is that they can't ship it across the border. Has to originate in Canada.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.