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Tolex Glue - Brush-on adhesive for applying tolex

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SKU: S-F316X
Item ID: 004018
List Price: $24.95
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Brush-on adhesive ideal for applying tolex. Cleans up with soap and water. No nasty solvents required. Does not stretch or shrink the vinyl. Comes in quarts or gallons.

Specifications: Tolex Glue is a non-flammable, Neoprene based, water borne adhesive formulated to bond tolex and vinyl to wood and wood based substrates.
Min. use temp: 45°F
Freezes at 32°F and lower
Shelf Life: 6 Months

Directions: Surfaces to be bonded must be clean. Apply a very thin coat to both surfaces. Very porous surfaces may require more than one coat. Second coat should not be applied until first has dried. Allow to 'flash off' for 20-30 minutes. Cloudy areas indicate incomplete drying. This time can be shortened with forced air and/or heat. Position pieces carefully prior to bringing surfaces together as bond is made instantly. A pinch or J-roller roller is recommended to obtain proper mating.

Clean Up: Cleans up easily with warm soapy water.
Store tightly closed at room temperature. DO NOT Freeze.

Cautions or Warnings: for industrial use only. Consult MSDS prior to use

Please note that because grill cloth/tolex needs to be cut, we cannot accept any returns on these items. Small tolex samples are available for evaluation by ordering part S-GSAMPLE. You can also order a full set of all of our Tolex samples by ordering S-GSG2.

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Product Reviews

4.44 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
1 out of 5

MY EXPERIANCE.. I had a wood panel of 8" x 17" on which I drizzled a figure "8" and started brushing... the product had already started coagulating on the wood (3 maybe 4 seconds) and a gentle brush stroke pulled it up and into the fluid reserve of the "drizzled 8". It would not dissolve into the just puddled product and the Tolex vinyl (@ 20/1000 thick) would have been lumpy! I could not brush it out!! The skim was scum! I used about 1.5 oz. or less.... It would not dissolve in soapy water so there went my paint brush! I had to use 0000 steel wool to remove and clean the wood for a different product. A total waste of my money. my time, my paint brush and effort!! BUY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK! fs

- February 4th, 2019
5 out of 5

I'm about 2/3 of the way through my most challenging tolex job to date and I gotta say I absolutely LOVE working with this stuff over my past experiences with the contact cement/spray adhesive combo. I can actually do my tolexing on my large granite kitchen island which means temperature control (100+ degrees F in the garage!) and a large extremely flat surface to work on.

- September 1st, 2018
5 out of 5

Good Stuff.
FYI because it sounded like I would need at least a quart for a 4x12 cabinet I bought a gallon. For a 4x12 Marshall cabinet AND a 4x12 Fender Tonemaster cabinet I used just over a quart. This stuff goes a long way. Anyone need 2 1/2 quarts? ;^)

- April 30th, 2018
5 out of 5


- January 27th, 2016
5 out of 5

Easy to work with, and no offensive chemical odors. Haven't had it long enough to know how long-term adhesion will be, but this made applying Tolex a far less painful job than you'd expect.

- August 1st, 2015
5 out of 5

Finally got a chance to use this glue (with the Original Fender Tweed from AES) and if was great. No brain damage from fumes like other toxic glues and contact cements. I could use it indoors without giant fans running (and causing a dust storm). Would dry for use in 20-30 minutes and wouldn't stretch/shrink the tweed. You could easily pull up the fabric and reposition, within a few minutes, if you needed to adjust. Clean up was super easy-soap and hot water. It drys quickly, so only pour out what you need (I used a ceramic coffe mug) for the area you are working on. Will definitely use this product from now on.

- April 28th, 2015
5 out of 5

I'm really glad I found this.

- March 20th, 2015
5 out of 5

I'd always purchased 3M latex contact cement from the hardware store, which worked well. They were out, and I was ordering from AES anyway, so I got some. It cost more than the stuff from the store, but is easier to clean up. I think I'll use this from now on.

- February 24th, 2015
4 out of 5

The tolex glue works great if you want to wait for it to dry. I myself am very impatient and future cabinet coverings will be with the spray type. It is a very good product and I am pretty sure that it could be used in a spray application. I recommend it to any one who wants to use the traditional method of applying tolex.

- October 9th, 2014

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