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Glue suggestions for seat trim? #778011 07/06/19 3:04 am
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I have the aftermarket seat trim that just pushes on to the bottom edge. It's been coming loose, so I want to glue it in place. I'm seeking suggestions for what kind of glue to use. I bought some "emblem and trim glue" at Autozone, but on reading the package I see that it's more for the body of an auto. Really nasty stuff and probably overkill for what I want to do. My other thought was contact cement, not the spray stuff, but the stuff in a jar with an applicator brush.


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778012 07/06/19 3:54 am
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Contact will do the job but might grip before the beading slips properly up into place and seats where you want it to.

What about the sticky goo they use to hold the plastic sheet onto the inner skin of a car door panel? In behind the door card there is often a plastic sheet for a dust seal. That stuff is re-stickable.

A body shop might know what it is. Like modelling clay but very tacky.


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778013 07/06/19 5:23 am
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3m weatherstrip adhesive

Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: jaycee] #778025 07/06/19 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Ginge
What about the sticky goo they use to hold the plastic sheet onto the inner skin of a car door panel? In behind the door card there is often a plastic sheet for a dust seal. That stuff is re-stickable.


I'll check that out.

Originally Posted by jaycee
3m weatherstrip adhesive


If it's not a spray I'll check it out. I have 3M spray adhesive - for this job, it's too hard to get a spray where I want it and not where I don't want it.

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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778038 07/06/19 7:47 pm
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I would use a standard contact adhesive such as UHU, MULTIBOND, Gorilla etc. they all work much the same and need to be applied to both surfaces, allowed to dry for 10 mins or so and then stuck together.

Agreed that an aerosol spray glue may be messy to use and brushing it on is preferable. You can get tins of Evostic contact adhesive with a brush built into the lid, not sure what the supply is like in the US though. Additionally you can get glue brush guns which look like oil guns with a brush on the spout, see This Link, guess you would need a few seats to do before investing in something like this.

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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778058 07/07/19 6:01 am
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I used evo stick contact adhesive on my clubmans seat. Worked well enough and it was “going off” at the point where I used that also.


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778071 07/07/19 12:57 pm
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+1 for 3M Super Weatherstrip Adhesive. Make sure you get it in black - it is sometimes sold in yellow. Comes in a tube, very strong adhesive, I am never without it in my shop. You can work a section at a time, it doesn't have to go on all at once. Apply it and let it air dry for a minute, then push the trim on.


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778083 07/07/19 7:18 pm
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I'd like to know where you get the proper trim for the edging of the OIF seat, its a hard plastic(?) U shape which pushes on the bottom of the seat, as opposed the the nasty rubber edging which you see on many repo seats


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778276 07/10/19 2:55 pm
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Plus 1 for the 3M weatherstrip.

Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778330 07/11/19 2:30 am
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Sorry to solicit advice and then go off in another direction, but I went to my local hardware store and browsed through everything they had on the glue display, and I wound up getting this stuff that's made for fabric repair. It came in a tube with a small nozzle, so I was able to squirt it into the trim and spread it with a small paint brush. Had to work fast because it dries (clear) in 3 minutes. I guess it's pretty good stuff because what I didn't get off the brush right away is on there for good. (IOW, the brush is ruined.) Anyway, the trim is staying on, and it won't budge when I tug on it.

Allan, I don't know if any OIF experts will see your query buried in this thread. This trim I'm dealing with is clearly aftermarket, plastic I guess, but somewhat flexible. It has a 1/4"-wide strip of faux chrome down the middle on the outer side. It came with the seat cover. The original trim for the hump-back seat is a bolt-on piece of real chrome. When I put the cover on, I put a couple of tiny tears at the edge of the seat pan, so I was forced to use the aftermarket push-on trim.


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778346 07/11/19 6:15 am
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Thanks Mark, I did think is it worth starting a new thread but hoped there might be some cross over.

On the original pre oif seat pans, there should be a little strip that sits over the steel, this should then protect the cover from having a guillotine like cut around the edge. The stuff on the outside of the Oif is a little different by the fact it’s wider to cover both pan and cover.


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: Mark Z] #778357 07/11/19 10:18 am
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leightons have the OIF seat trim.


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Re: Glue suggestions for seat trim? [Re: gavin eisler] #778360 07/11/19 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by gavin eisler
leightons have the OIF seat trim.


I have my doubts they would be willing to sell it separately.


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