Best way to glue a pedal rubber base back to the pedal.

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  1. brmusician

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    Hello,

    I've just ordered a second hand Ibanez TS 808HW (Tube Screamer hand wired), but the rubber base was removed and replaced with velcro (see the picture). What would you use to glue the rubber base back and make it look like new? Thanks in advance.
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  2. 3bolt79

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    3M Trim Adhesive from the auto parts store.
     
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    Rubber cement.

    coat the pedal base, and the rubber separately, let them partially dry, then stick them together.
     
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    Thank you. Do you have a link for a product like this? I'd like to ensure the right product, since I'm not a native English speaker.
     
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    EDIT: Sorry, I know this really doesn't reply to your question. Just thought I'd share this info in case it's helpful.

    There's a place called small bear electronics that sells bottom plates for Boss and Ibanez pedals that don't have rubber on them. Might be too costly. Don't know if they're available anywhere else. I've only used them on Boss pedals, not Ibanez, so can't 100% say it works on the TS-808

    http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/bottom-plate-for-small-bear-125-b-boss-ibanez/
     
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    I was thinking on this adhesive... I've already used on Macbook rubber feet, but the most common ones are a bit thick.
     
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    I tend to have a bottle of Elmer’s handy, it’s the type that has a brush built into the lid.

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    Well, with the trim adhesive it sprays on in a very thin coat. It will be less thick I think than rubber cement. But it you put that rubber piece back with the trim adhesive, you may not be able to get it off again without tearing up the rubber. I use it for putting tolex on a wood cabinet. The rubber cement may be easier to remove, though, if you ever want to.
     
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    Contact cement.
     
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    I made a mistake, I thought you were talking about a 3M tape. I presume the trim adhesive you're talking is something like this:
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    No. It is a spray on adhesive for applying moldings to the sides of cars. I don’t know about your product here.
     
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    I like all the above, but will throw in one more: VHB tape by 3M

    you can probably get it at the auto parts store. For things like sticking the mirror back on your car.
     
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    The 0.15 mm (0.006 in) version seems ok. I used a thicker one on a Macbook rubber foot and it didn't fit very well.
     
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    Glue for models.
     
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    Lol... no, I found a store that sells it fractioned.
     
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    Bingo! (a.k.a. boot/leather cement, Goodyear Pliobond, or E6000.)

    Don't use rubber cement!
    That stuff only lasts about 10 years, and then turns gooey-- trust me, I know!
     
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    Rubber cement will break down with time, even faster if it gets hot.

    Contact cement is the stuff.
     
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