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Old 06-11-2012, 08:45 PM
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Help with Cobra door liner

I am looking for the proper adhesive to stick vinyl upholstery fabric to a painted fiberglass door.

Built a door panel with a pocket that mounts to a cobra fiberglass door. I used weldwood contact cement to glue vinyl to the inside of the door to serve as a scuff pad under the pocket opening. The area it glues to is recessed.

After about six months, the vinyl has pulled away from the edges of the recessed area, like the vinyl shrunk and the glue couldn't retain the shrinkage. The vinyl was not stretched when installed and the door is only subject to ambient heat - it is a roadster so temps are below 120

Is there a better glue to use? I roughed the painted surface before laying the contact cement.

The weldwood was the original formula (stinky, hi solvent type)



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You need an HHR (high heat resistant) bulk spray grade top and trim contact adhesive to glue anything in a car. DAP makes a good one, and so does 3-M. CLICK HERE If you bought the Weldwood at Home Depot, you got the wrong stuff.

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:14 PM
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Thanks for the tip.

I peeled the old vinyl off, removed the old contact adhesive, (ugh ) then re-installed using DAP HHR type adhesive.

Looks great. Today's 96 degrees should be a good test

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