glue to use on sole of hiking boots

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:02
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the rubber sole came off on my hitec hiking boots what is the best glue to stick it back on with?
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:18

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:18
I suppose you could ask your local 'Mr Minit' man what he uses,
However, I've successfully repaired superficial cuts in tyre sidewalls (among other things) using this stuff >>

Maverick Bond

It works on some things better than others, but if there's a better adhesive for rubber, I'd like to know about it ;-)

YMMV

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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:23

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:23
Barbara,

I second the maverick bond as an adhesive but it's a bit expensive. Try a tube of Shoo-Goo. You should get it from mr minute or a shoe repair place. A good old tube of superglue will do a good job if the surfaces are fairly clean and flat.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:47

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 21:47
Super glue wont work for long where there is movement.

Whatever you use get a bike patch set in a tin.

They have a little plate like a cheese grater that you use to clean both sides thoroughly.
The glue wont stay stuck to old glue.

THE SECRET IS TO HAVE BOTH PARTS REALLY REALLY CLEAN.

So says my cousin who is a boot repairer.




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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 22:10

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 22:10
What kind of soul? Is it Vibram?

I spent a small fortune on a pair of handmade Italian hiking boots years ago. They were without doubt the most comfortable thing I have ever had on my feet.

Sadly long before they were worn out the sole came off. I tried Mr Minit, a specialist boot maker who did built up shoes etc, and then a guy who said he specialised in hiking boots. They ended up in the bin.

The Vibram soul is amazing but requires not only a specialist glue but a very practiced technique to make a secure bond. I never found that.

Hope you have better luck than me.

Duncs
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Reply By: Member - Au-2 - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 22:45

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 22:45
My favourite glue these days is the 'Loctite' brand super glue gel. I have used it on fridge kickplate, dryer filter which is moved quite often and is subject to damp and heat, shoes, plastics, wood and vinyl. Available in Bunnings and Coles.
Sheila.
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Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 07:53

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 07:53
Depends on shoe --- But i use silastic - works well for me .. and i use it on my Moto-x boots and a can guarantee these boots get a lot more of a hiding than your average walking shoes!!
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Reply By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 08:33

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 08:33
repairing of boots is generally only temporary due to the tough life the are subjected to.....
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 08:40

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 08:40
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:20

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:20
sikaflex I have found a perminant fix on work boots.

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 23:46

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 23:46
Yep, I'll second that.

Make sure that you get the Sikaflex adhesive, not the sealant.

You all know the old saying "Sticks like 'poo' to a blanket"

Well ,Sikaflex adhesives are what they use to do it with.


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Reply By: obee1212 - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:54

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:54
contact cement used to be the standard but there are a lot of new glues about these days. I have had success on my "vibrams" where the rubber tongue on the toe came astray. I used a polyeurothane glue called Vice which i got from bunnings.

Owen
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Reply By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:17

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:17
Here is a second vote for Shoo Goo - it works for me. Also good for fixing missing bits of Cooper Tires.
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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 21:55

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 at 21:55
Try "Titan Bond +" by Selleys, I think. Can only get it in Bunnings but it is flexible, sticks anything to anything and even sets under water (after 24 hrs cure time)
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Reply By: kiwicol1 - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:42

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:42
Locktite 406 have used it on my work boots, worked for the life of the boots. If you get some always keep it in the fridge. Best glue ive ever used. Col
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 19:21

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 19:21
the best buy far is a Rema tip top glue type SC2000 or SC 4000 this is designed to bond rubber to rubber/ canvas/ fabric/steel/ alloy etc will not be affected by water or chemicals will out last the boots it is a 2 pack glue mainly used for joining conveyor belts & inflatable boats some tyre places carry it or if you know some one in a surf club they will have it to fix the rubber duck
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