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Glue recommendations: your top 3?

  • 1.  Glue recommendations: your top 3?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 27 days ago
    Greetings all,
    You may have seen the Journal's recent series, What to Buy, which is intended for the beginning technician. We're seeking membership input for our January installment, which will feature glues and lubricants.

    What we'd like is your suggestion on the top three glues and lubricants you would recommend that a traveling technician take along for typical home-repair situations. The emphasis should be on the categories and uses, but brand names are fine as well.
    We'd appreciate a Word document submitted to us at either editor@ptg.org or ttt@ptg.org, but we'll be watching this forum as well.

    If you have a hi-res photo, please submit directly to us at one of the above email addresses. Photos posted to the web forums will not be suitable for print.

    A note for iPhone users: please check your format settings under "camera", and check "most compatible" instead of "high efficiency." This will yield a jpeg instead of Apple's proprietary HEIC format, which we can't use.

    We also welcome opinions concerning any of the previously printed installments. Got a particular brand/model of one of the tools mentioned? A tool mod? Snap a photo and send it in.

    thanks!

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    Scott Cole, RPT
    rvpianotuner.com
    Talent, OR
    (541-601-9033
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  • 2.  RE: Glue recommendations: your top 3?

    Member
    Posted 27 days ago
    GluBoost CA
    RooGlue
    Bolduc Wood Glue

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 3.  RE: Glue recommendations: your top 3?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 27 days ago
    I use Tite-Bond (the water soluble type) for most wood-to-wood jobs. Tite-Bond Quick-n-Thick for wood-to-felt jobs. And basic CA (superglue) for most everything else.

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    Benjamin Sanchez, RPT
    Piano Technician / Artisan
    (256) 947-9999
    www.professional-piano-services.com
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  • 4.  RE: Glue recommendations: your top 3?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 27 days ago
    Glues:

    1. Wood glue
    2. PVC-E glue (craft glue made by Aileen's--can buy at Walmart)
    3. CA glues (thin and medium)

    Lubricants:

    1. Protek CLP
    2. Protek spray
    3. Teflon powder and Super-Lube (w/ Teflon in it)

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    John Formsma, RPT
    New Albany MS

    With the vaccines, C19 is worse now than at this same time last year. Something ain't right!
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  • 5.  RE: Glue recommendations: your top 3?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 25 days ago
    Glues:

    1. Titebond wood glue (for most wood or felts in field or shop)
    2. Weldwood Contact Cement (for felt to metal and quick/dirty keytops on pianos that only have 20 years of life left)
    3. Hide glue (for shop work, felts, wood, pump bellows some key work)
    4. PVC-E or Franklin Melomine Glue for key tops in shop
    5. Gorilla clear glue - still experimenting, seems to work great
    6. CA glue - rarely, I am not impressed

    Lubricants:

    1. Protek CLP for flanges and general action lubrication
    2. Protek CLP + 1% to 3% Marvel Mystery Oil for string lube and occasional pedal lubrication
    3. Teflon powder
    4. Graphite - in RARE circumstances


    Sorry, but I couldn't edit down to just 3!
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    Blaine Hebert
    Duarte CA
    626-795-5170
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