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Forum topic by zacgooch posted 01-18-2015 03:08 PM 3260 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2015 03:08 PM

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I built a cabinet for my car and I used dap weld wood contact cement on part of it. And three days later the fumes are so bad you can barely be in the car. How long does it take before the fumes dissipate?

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 03:37 PM

It should’t smell. Did you make sure both surfaces were tacky dry before assembly?


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#2 posted 01-18-2015 03:43 PM

In a closed space it can take some time if you can leave the windows open that will help,I hope you noted the fumes are highly flammable

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 04:32 PM

Biggest mistake I see folks make with contact cement is failing to let it almost dry before bringing the items to be glued together.

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 04:46 PM

It takes time ventilation and maybe hot weather. A couple of days in the sun at say 70 degrees and it will cure.

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#5 posted 01-19-2015 01:15 AM

The water based stuff is odorless (but too late for this advice!). Time and ventilation are the answer to your current smell.

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