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Old 04-27-2011, 11:13 AM
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I got a spray gun and weldwood top and trim glue and was wondering at what pressure do I spray the glue with. Also if I get overspray onto they vinyl what would I use to clean it off. One more question, how long can I leave the glue in the gun before I need to clean it out. I need to recover my dash, then glue the vinyl on the door panels, then glue two spots on the seat covers I got repaired to reinstall them. Any advice will be appreciated.

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:56 AM
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I Spray it at 80 lbs of pressure, but my compressor is 50 feet from the glue gun. You can spray at about 30 lbs. If the glue doesn't come out well, raise the pressure, DO NOT TRY TO THIN THE GLUE. Your spray gun should have at least a 1.8MM nozzle, the bigger the better and the less pressure you'll need.

You can leave the glue in the gun indefinitely, and you don't need to clean the gun as long as it's a siphon feed gun with the cup on the bottom and it has external mix, where the glue and air are mixed at the end of the nozzle.

If you overspray you can clean the excess up with Xylol or mineral spirits. Xylol works a little better, but it's also a lot more expensive.

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Thanks Dan, the gun I have is the one you mentioned. So I will turn the pressure down ans give it a shot. Thank for all your help.
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i use a discarded paint gun from my friends body shop
or you can buy the $14 spray gun from harbor freight.

if you can't get a decent spray pattern
drill out the air fan nozzles just a little.
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Thanks ogre, I purchased a gun from the upholstery supply house with a 2.0 tip along with the landeu top and trim glue. So far it seams to work fine, will keep your tip in mind if I have problems. I do have a problem if I need to spray a spot of glue for a small attachment but I guess it will just take practice.
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Nobody can hit a small spot accurately no matter how much experience they have. If you need to hit a small spot, take the cup off the gun, dip a brush in the glue, and apply the glue with the brush. Also.........the glue doesn't come out nice and smooth like paint, so don't agonize over what the spray pattern looks like, it's not important.
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Thank Dan, I was thinking of that. I covered my dash yesterday and for a first try I think it turned out pretty good, The customer likes it as well, but, There is some wrinkles at the end as they are 90 deg and I don't think it is possable to get it perfect. I also used some closed cell foam and had a stencle made at a sign shop. I cut out the brand Toyota and recesed it incenter of dash, in place of the factory coin tray as it was destroyed. All and all I think its not to bad.
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