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Forum topic by bobasaurus posted 275 days ago 606 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bobasaurus

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275 days ago

I’m building a wooden tool tote and I want to get a rubber (probably actually vinyl or some other plastic substance) tool box liner to cover the ugly plywood bottom. What type of glue should I use for this? Seems like most glues wouldn’t stick the rubbery liner to the finished plywood. Maybe a silicone RTV or some kind of epoxy? This is the type of liner I’m looking at:

Thanks for the help.

-- Allen, Colorado


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JesseTutt

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#1 posted 275 days ago

Epoxy would be messy but it should work. You might need to also consider temperature.

—Jesse

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Loren

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#2 posted 275 days ago

I would use double sided carpet tape. It’s useful in the shop
otherwise too. Lay it down and clamp it or pound it with
a mallet and it can stick pretty good to most flat surfaces.

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bobasaurus

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#3 posted 275 days ago

Loren, about how thick is carpet tape? Will I notice the taped area through the mat? It sounds like a really good solution.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Loren

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#4 posted 275 days ago

Oh it’s quite thin. It might telegraph through thin paper
but that’s about it.

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bobasaurus

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#5 posted 275 days ago

Thanks, I just ordered a roll. I’ll have to check out rubber liners at the local big box. Hopefully this will keep tools from slipping around.

-- Allen, Colorado

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 275 days ago

For rubber you should use contact cement. Preferably of the non-watersoluble kind

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 275 days ago

I’ve never had good luck using contact cement on veneer, but maybe it works well for rubber. I might try that if the tape fails.

-- Allen, Colorado

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 275 days ago

Contact cement WILL work. Just remember to follow the “destructions”... You GOTTA put it on BOTH surfaces and let it set up for a while. Most folks get too antsy and try to put the 2 surfaces together too soon. THAT’s usually the cause of the failure.

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Carbide

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#9 posted 274 days ago

3M spray adhesive. Spray on both surfaces and then join them together. Similar to contact cement.

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