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contact cement for cushion replacement

contact cement for cushion replacement

Does any one have any experience using the DAP brand of contact cement vs 3M fastbond to glue the cushions tothe rails?

contact cement for cushion replacement

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  1. sdachoicesdachoice on 11/20/2013 7:33:47 PM

    I wnet ahead and applied the DAP brand of contact cement. It appear to be holding very well. I am replacing the cushions on my American Heritage 8ft Cypress Table. I am actually reusing the cloth since it is in excellent condition since it has only personal use. Its a little more tedious work since there is not much cloth to work with. But so far very successful.

  2. sdachoiceZeke on 11/21/2013 8:39:55 AM

    Was the DAP a spray-on adhesive or brushed on?

  3. sdachoicesdachoice on 11/21/2013 8:48:16 AM

    DAP Orignal cement. Not the green. 1qt brush on.

  4. sdachoiceZeke on 11/21/2013 3:00:22 PM

    ...you put a thin but even coat on both faces, let it get tacky for 5-10 minutes, then pray you don't misalign because once any aspect of the two faces meet - TNT won't break the bond.

    That stuff?

  5. sdachoicesdachoice on 11/21/2013 3:10:09 PM

    That exactly how I applied it. The rails have the ridge in the center for alignment.

  6. sdachoicesdachoice on 11/21/2013 7:11:11 PM

    Thanks for the tip Zeke. Its a slow painstaking job to pull all the staples, prep the surface, wait , stick, pull and restaple the cloth. Its tough to reuse the already cut material, but possible. I marked the cloth locations in several places on the rail and cloth positions to duplicate the original install. Later when budget permits I suppose I will recloth maybe with chapionship invitational or simonis. Invitational green is the current cloth on my table.

    Also not many folks have good things to say about American Heritage, I have had this table since 2005 on my patio which is 25 x 30 and am very please with its duability and play. It has stayed level and true all this time. So thank you American Heriatage for standing behind your product and providing product warranty to my cushions.

    I love my American Heritage table. I can say " That's my Table"

  7. sdachoiceZeke on 11/22/2013 2:18:52 PM

    I'm not familiar with that brand but then, even the great ones come and go...

    Nice job SDA.

  8. sdachoicePooltable911 on 12/10/2013 5:56:42 PM

    You seem to have done a great job. I have one question though....why would you put the american heritage cushions back on? They are the worst cushions on the market. 8 out of 10 American Heritage tables we work on have bad cushions. A simple search on American Heritage cushions will give you a ton of negative responses about them.

  9. sdachoicesdachoice on 12/10/2013 6:26:58 PM

    Because American Heritage stood behind there lifetime warranty and sent me new cushions. They even shipped them within 2 days of my request. As well as I wanted to teach myself to replace the cushion for future knowledge. When on a new quest, one does not experimate with expensive cushions. So I practiced with these that cost me no money, but learned what I will do when I upgrade them in the future. Cutting the end and triming the faceings I found is the trickest part. I found that razor knifes were too flemsy. Next I used a stiff ginsu type knife on the last 3 rails with expert precision. Using the orginal cloth was also time consuming and tedious.

    So in the next year or too when I replace the cloth, maybe simonis and upgraded cushions. I know have learned some inns and outs. I am not claiming to be an expert and Iknow there are folks trying to make a living at this. But I also enjoy these kind of project around the house. Practice. Practice.

    Also the table is on my patio which is 25 x 30, which is subject to temperature change. Here in Florida it mostly good weather and steady warm with a few cold days in between. So even if I install high dollar cushion, they will be subjet to the environment. The table is still in brand new condition as you can see in the photo I uploaded.

    Again I appreaciated the assistance with American Heritage in backing their product. Hope this answers your question.

  10. sdachoicePooltable911 on 12/10/2013 7:01:54 PM

    Question answered! LOL. As long as you know you will be replacing these cushions again. Good for you in your quest to do it yourself. Not an easy task replacing cushions. I have close to $1200 in tooling to make it easier and a perfect job. When you are ready to do the job again feel free to call and I would be happy to talk to you about it.

  11. sdachoicesdachoice on 12/10/2013 7:31:33 PM

    I appreciate the kind reply. And nice website by the way. Too bad your so far away. I would almost volunteer to assist in table repair to learn table mechanics.

    I will say that the folks that installed my table table did poor pocket work compared to some of the pocket work I have seen since looking at these forums. They cut some them short in v notches leaving exposed table at the edges with no backing. One reason why I like to do things myself.

    According to your website that how you got started in table mechanics do to poor workmanship quality. So you start by doing the repair yourself.

    I don't mind buying tools to do self help type work.

    I give your trade a a lot of credit on techniques you have developed over many years of experience and don't want to share. One cannot appreciate it the level of difficulty and the tools required to it professionally until they have tried. It look simple, angles folds, tension etc. I never would of thought any of that until reading these forums.

    Anyway, again thanks for the kind reply. Best wishes, happy holidays.

    By the way AH sent me enough cushions and facings to do 2 tables. They were made by MBS I think was the tag on the new cushions.

  12. sdachoicePooltable911 on 12/10/2013 7:38:26 PM

    AWESOME! They finally listened... MBS is an amazing cushion. They play lights out and will never go bad. I use them all the time.

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contact cement for cushion replacement

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