shoe glue?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lovett, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. chefj

    chefj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I've used shoe glue on some Worx by red wings shoes before. Worked for the problem I had. The inner collar was separating from the outer part of the shoe. I don't know how it would hold up if the product were to be exposed to the elements.
  2. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    two months later and the shoe goo failed after a month of light non work use

    i vacumed heck out of inner sole area that had to be reglued to the upper toe peice and used plenty of goo then used a clamp to hold shoe in place 48 hours and it still failed

    so i'll never buy this stuff again . im going with the roofing stuff my friend told me about
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,414

    Just buy new boots. What's next people are going to try to melt trimmer line extras together?
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  4. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
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    used this stuff called lexel or something like that (think i spelled it right), works pretty good me. cleaned the area thought would be the best place to apply, clamped it up best could and let them sit a few days. wearing a pair of boots now now i fixed up from months ago, still holding. hardware store had it here in town for bout 5 or 6 bucks, in a clear tube.
  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Lexel is crazy strong, as is a pl400 or pl projects. Also found at the local hardware store in tubes. They are all commercial adhesives, with a lot of power
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  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Marine adhesive. Small tube in either white or black. 3M brand. Big box stores carry off brands but same basic product.

    Takes a full week to cure for optimal functional strength.

    I repaired some rafter sandals where the nylon anchors yanked out. Thus far has held well. Used it for attaching bilge pump housing to inside the hull of a well in wet environments. That's why it's called Marine Adhesive.
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  7. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,456

    was wondering if anyone heard this.. fixed a pair of sandals for a family member few months ago, haven't had a report back yet on if they are holding up or what. remember the sandals requiring a little bit more workmanship than for my boots have done somewhat, didn't really care somewhat as long as it held.
  8. tigerwash

    tigerwash LawnSite Member
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  9. Lovett

    Lovett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    My Shoe Goo didn't really work well as they came apart again. I have bought a new pair of kicks since (New Balance 965 country walk/hiking) but I have digested the info here for maybe future use.
  10. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    I think you are talking about 5200. It is meant as a permanent bond and really does take about a week to set, even longer if it is used outdoors below 50 degrees. There is also a version called Fast cure 5200 and some less strong stuff called 4200. Widely used in marine applications (on boats).

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