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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / need help working with barge cement on: September 03, 2010 06:23:06 PM
hi all,
i did a search, but i wasn't successful finding the answer to my question so i figured i'd post for the first time!

i'm currently in the process of making ugg style boots, only out of fleece, thermal knit and heavy wool felt. they look really, really awesome, but i want to add rubber outsoles. i finally found a supplier for soling material, and everything i read said barge cement was the best for bonding outsoles.

here's my problem- i'm having severe problems getting the glue to spread evenly. the outsole is not a problem, but it won't spread on the fabrics. now i don't expect perfection, but my first try i couldn't spread it on fleece at all, and it created such a gluey mess, and those weird, icky spiderweb like glue strands were on everything.

the only idea i have is to sew a very thin layer of rubber to the fabric first, and then glue rubber to rubber instead of rubber to fabric, but then the problem becomes that i have to sew through rubber, which i'd like to avoid if possible but i'll do if necessary.

any tips/ideas are greatly appreciated!

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