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 Post subject: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:34 pm 
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I see online that Stew Mac recomends SciGrip Weld-On Cement for Bindings , In Nova Scotia we can't get that product will a generic Super Glue or Krazy glue work for this application


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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:12 am 
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I use duck cement or weld on with plastic . Super glue will work just try and be neat as it can be a pain to clean up . be careful as it can stain some spruces yellow

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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:17 am 
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I've used Duco cement successfully. I generally like it better than superglue because it is more forgiving and I don''t need to worry about gluing myself to the guitar.

It really depends on the binding material though. Take a small piece of the binding you want to use and see if the proposed glue will work with it -- try to glue the sample piece to a small block of wood and see how well it holds.

Duco works well with celluloid binding. I'm not sure how well it would work with ABS plastic binding, or other plastic binding. It should work with wood binding.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:40 pm 
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I have used Duco on plastic with good success, but it is a sticky mess making sure there is glue between multiple pieces of binding/purfling. On my last guitar, I used thin CA glue with good success. You can take your time taping to make all of your seams close up, and it dries quickly - I always had trouble waiting long enough for the Duco to stop affecting the plastic before scraping.

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Be sure that you put a little shellac on the surfaces of the channels to keep the CA from sucking into the wood and discoloring it - especially important with spruce

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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:57 pm 
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TomNS wrote:
I see online that Stew Mac recomends SciGrip Weld-On Cement for Bindings , In Nova Scotia we can't get that product will a generic Super Glue or Krazy glue work for this application


I've had the same problem, just can't find Duco or Weld On here in Canada. I have tried a couple different types of glues I found at the hardware store and Canadian Tire and none of them worked adequately. Someone else told me once that model maker's glue would work but never tried it.

I ended up settling on using thin CA glue (which I got from Lee Valley) on a couple guitars. Like previously mentioned I sealed spruce with shellac first, then taped my binding in place, and carefully wicked the thin CA along the edges of the binding.


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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:33 am 
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Thanks for all the good advise looks like I will try the CA glue from Lee Valley
Where the shellac was use in the channels and seams will Tru Oil work as well
I am planning on using it to finish the guitar ,but if shellac works better I have no problem using that on the body and tru oil on the neck and headstock


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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:28 am 
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Tom

If you use shellac on the channels and just a bit onto the top and sides, you can sand it off after you install the binding/purfling, then use what you want for a finish.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:08 am 
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Thanks Ed I will use the Shellac as you advised


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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:02 pm 
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I use CA glue on my banjos with no problem, the hot stuff


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 Post subject: Re: Glue for Bindings
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:03 am 
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I prefer thin superglue. It enables you the chance to tape all of your binding in place and see that you are happy with it before gluing. Once satisfied, the thin super will literally wick in all around the binding, so while keeping it taped in place, you can wick the glue around the guitar.

As mentioned, you want to seal your guitar first so the superglue does not discolor the wood. Spruce has a tendency to turn green, and it doesn't sand out. You can spray a seal coat over the body after routing binding, and all of that sealer will sand off before the build is done and won't inhibit or cause any future finish issues.

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