Adhesive for rubber?

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Old 09-02-14, 11:39 AM
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Adhesive for rubber?

I wasn't sure where to post this question, so I apologize if there is a better place.

Basically I am wanting to glue two pieces of rubber matting together, but I am not sure what product would give me the best result.

I haven't tried anything, yet, but I picked up a tube of the Henry rubber roof cement, only to discover that it recommends not using it on rubber...go figure.

Other options might be contact cement or 3M super 77...? Any other ideas?
 
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Old 09-02-14, 02:44 PM
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Contact cement would be my first suggestion, although I have had mixed results with durability. A better option is Shoe Goo. I used it to glue tires together and had good results.
 
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How big of an area are you working with and will it be stationary or flexed a lot. Many years ago I had a wetsuit custom made (basically they all are). Anyway, they cut and glue just the edges and it never fails. A quick search on wetsuit repair seemed to yield a lot of hits. But every type of material will have a specific adhesive that is best.

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Thanks for the replies.

Basically what I am making is a ramp for my driveway curb. We have the rolled type (I think that is what it is called) which makes for an abrupt transition from the road to driveway. Our driveway is also a bit steeper than most, so some cars end up rubbing their plastic undercarriage protector.

I cut two strips of rubber matting (3/4" thick), one strip wider than the other. After fastening the two together, it should fit the profile of the curb and provide a good ramp. I'm making four 4' long ramps.

So, they will see some abuse from cars driving over them. I'm wondering if some sort of mechanical fastener would be better? Maybe bolted together with a carriage bolt...I don't think I would have to worry about puncturing tires since the rubber matting is very dense.

I have some shoe goo at home that I can try out on a test piece. What about rubber paper cement? I'll do some searching on wetsuit repair, too.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 08:43 PM
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Definitely a contact cement. I use the Weldwood contact cement for a lot of projects and it works really well.

DAP 32 fl. oz. Weldwood Original Contact Cement-00272 at The Home Depot
 
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Out of curiosity I glued a couple test coupons together using Shoe Goo and the Weldwood contact cement. Both seemed to work very well and it took a lot of force to shear them apart after 24 hours of sitting. Hard to tell a difference.

In the end I went with the contact cement because it was less expensive. I can of it cost around $13 where I probably would have needed a few tubes of the Shoe Goo to cover everything I needed.
 
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Old 09-08-14, 05:47 PM
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That's cool. Now time will tell how well it will hold up. Keep us posted.
 
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I use M-1 made by Chemlink,on horse stall mats.They are made of recycled rubber
 
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