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#1 Dean750

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:37 AM

My foamies on the handles have broken loose and twist and slide up and down the handles. Makes for some interesting control issues at times.

So the question is, what should I use to glue them back in place that will hold for a while?

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:42 AM

My foamies on the handles have broken loose and twist and slide up and down the handles. Makes for some interesting control issues at times.

So the question is, what should I use to glue them back in place that will hold for a while?

Dean

Rubber cement has always worked fine for me.

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#3 Dean750

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:50 AM

Thank you. I'll give it a try. Is the such thing as too much glue? After my funny flying happening yesterday I'd just as soon make sure they're not going to move. :P

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:30 AM

Thank you. I'll give it a try. Is the such thing as too much glue? After my funny flying happening yesterday I'd just as soon make sure they're not going to move. :P

Dean

It is a bit messy, but you can rub the excess off the handles, you hands and the etc in most cases.
Choose a rubber cement that does not dry too fast and is relatively thin.
I am sure some of the others have other ideas how to so it.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:08 AM

I've always used the two part epoxy, personally (five minute cure time). Really slather it on thick and then wipe-off the excess after positioning is completed. I allow a little bead to remain at the junction point between the two pieces.

You might choose to build a "stopper" (with vinyl electrical tape) to guide your positioning efforts during assembly. Decide where you want the foam, build-up a thickness of tape there, so when you slide the adhesive coated grips into position they stop at your designated location. After the epoxy dries the tape can easily be peeled away for a nice clean, sharp edge.

if you really slap the adhesive on thick, the handles' foam will never budge again!

Don't just slide the foam grips straight up into position, instead gently twist & rotate as you move them, so the adhesive gives a more uniform coating to the tubes

Clean-off the excess epoxy with nail polish remover and a lint free rag

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

I like the epoxy idea. My n*ts thank you :kid_devlish:

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