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I'm currently gluing topography layers that are moderately large. The spray adhesive I'm using now sticks immediately-I cannot slide the layer around to position it (3m super 77).
Does anyone know of a specific type if spray adhesive that would give me a few seconds to adjust the layer? Or an easy method to line up the layers?
I appreciate any help!
You didn't mention what materials you are glueing. If it's heavy paper/cardboard, why don't you just use white glue?
i used to use super77 for topos all the time,
this was my slightly odd ritual:
hold the topo sheet further away when spraying
wave around a bit to attract a thin layer of dust and decrease tack
then position on the stack (helps if one side is a clean edge)
decreased tack allows you to re-adjust if necessary
finally apply pressure across surface to seal the deal
I always found good ole fashioned Elmer's glue to do the job just fine. That stuff is damn strong.
I'm using chipboard. Thanks for the tips! Please keep 'em coming.
cyclist - i use both 77 and glue. the key for me is to align one edge with small dowel sticks under the others to keep it suspended as i position it. i go around the edges, removing the sticks as i align it.
like the combination of glue and 77 better than 77 alone because we're in a high humidity area. humidity will kill the 77 alone...
always hated elmers for chipboard. water based glues always curls the topo. get two people to help.
Sobo or no go
^ Agreed. Non-toxic, fast drying. Spray glue is horribly toxic to you and the environment. Get an old set of Sweet's catalog to use as clamps.
have you tried ATG? It is a great product made by 3M (and copycats) - like the advesive from tape without the backing material- really flexible, good for curvy things, and super strong (although I like to add just a few dots of elmer's here and there, but not enough to buckle anything.) Puts regular double sided tape to shame.