How best to adhere my sole to it's shoe


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Old 03-28-21, 07:03 PM
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How best to adhere my sole to it's shoe


I already tried with shoe goo and used sandpaper even before using alcohol to clean the surfaces. Maybe my shoe goo was too old? They never tend to stay so "goo"y. Or is there a better product for this? Maybe I already have it, as I have a few different epoxies but I think they're too hard but I think I have liquid nails too. What do you think?
 
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Old 03-28-21, 09:51 PM
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I'd try a contact cement. That's what would have been used originally.
You need to put a good amount on both surfaces. Allow it to dry to the touch.
Once you stick the two pieces together you should be good.

Weldwood contact cement
 
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Old 03-29-21, 02:16 AM
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I've had good luck with shoe goo provided I let it dry/cure a few days prior to wearing the boot again.
 
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Old 03-29-21, 05:01 AM
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I also have had good luck with Shoe Goo. It is really important to get both surfaces as clean as you can. Then clamp it well and leave it for a couple days.
 
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Old 03-29-21, 05:15 AM
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What they all said.

I think I would scuff up the surfaces a bit more, maybe a wire wheel in a Dremel. I don't know how well contact cement works on existing dried contact cement.
 
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Thanks guys I didn't let it cure for more than a day so maybe that was the problem. But I'm out of shoe goo so I think I will try this cement stuff and report back
 
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Old 03-29-21, 10:03 AM
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I've generally used a hot glue gun and always have good results.
 
 

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