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  1. #1 Does anyone have a source for specialty adhesives? 
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    I'm doing a little home improvement and am having a very difficult time finding some adhesive that will (quickly) join both a bath surround and flexible baseboard. So far the only thing that works is super glue but the super glue is very difficult to work with as it runs like water and bonds immediately. There is another gel type super glue but unfortunately that adhesive doesn't bond these materials well.

    Any new source of info would be appreciated.


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    I would probably use something like the Liquid Nails product. I've had enormous success with it doing work, repair, and rennovations in my home... Including my bathroom re-do.


    Here is a list of their various products, and they're carried by pretty much all Home Depot or Lowe's stores... near the paint, in the caulk area:

    http://www.liquidnails.com/search/in...hType=products


    Specifically, based on your short post above, the following might be effective:
    http://www.liquidnails.com/products/...p?productId=55
    http://www.liquidnails.com/products/...p?productId=46


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  4. #3 I got some Liquid Nails at a garage sale 
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    But it turned out it was more than a year old and the packaging said the shelf life had been exceeded -- so I kind of dismissed it. But given your recommendation I'll give a new tube a try. Thanx!
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    If the liquid nails products don't work out, some of the very high strength contact cements will surly work. One group that is particularly effective are the ones used to bond fabricated hardwood floors to concrete or plywood. They are messy and take a while to set but they work.
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  6. #5 Re: Does anyone have a source for specialty adhesives? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by socrates99
    flexible baseboard
    Let me know how it goes, I hate that stubborn vinyl stuff. Panelling/baseboard adhesive I find too weak so the baseboard persistently curls away from the wall; Contact cement I find bonds poorly to the smooth back, and besides I ruin the bond because I have to re-set a baseboard several times when straightening it from end-to-end. :x

    Perhaps a heat gun would persuade "flexible" baseboards to cooperate?

    My current best involves toothing the back with course sandpaper and using contact cement.

    It's sweet when finished though.
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