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    Default I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    One of the anti-slip pads has come off my Logitech keyboard, and none of the adhesives I have tried will stick it back on. It is some sort of sponge rubber, and all the what would seem obvious candidates that I have just don't work. Nothing seems to adhere to the spongy rubber.

    I've tried latex rubber cement, Ados contact adhesive and even PVA - nothing seems to work.

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    Double sided tape should do it.

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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    The only general purpose glue I bother with is Araldite. Not the 5 min stuff either.

    One exception, actual PVC, you need a special glue for that stuff - (like water tanks etc).
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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    The originals (and a lot of laptop rubbers) are held on with double sided tape.

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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    Clean the surfaces of the items to be joined, with double-sided sellotape, using isopropyl alcohol on a cotton bud. allow the alcohol to dry before applying sellotape.

    You can make new slidey feet for computer mice by cutting the correct shape from a dishwashing liquid plastic bottle, apply the sellotape to the correctly shaped cleaned dried plastic, cut the sellotape to size and apply combination to mouse or whatever.
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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    Double sided tape might well do it. I'll certainly give it a go. The main issue I can see is manipulating a 30 x 5mm vaguely oval piece of tape into the right position.

    Worth a try though. I'll report back.
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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    It is what was originally used for most stick on pads. Stick it to the pad first, trim it then before removing the covering of side 2 and then place it in position. Clean all surfaces first as Zwerty advises in post #5

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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    It is what was originally used for most stick on pads. Stick it to the pad first, trim it then before removing the covering of side 2 and then place it in position. Clean all surfaces first as Zwerty advises in post #5
    I was thinking about it after my last post and realized that is exactly what I have to do. D'oh! Thanks.
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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    No wonder it doesn't last then.....tape, double sided or not, loses it's stick after time, the plastic goes brittle too.
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    Default Re: I need a glue expert (no, not that sort)

    All done. I'm slightly embarrassed that I didn't think of the double-sided tape myself.

    Thanks everyone.
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