Acid Free • Dries Clear • No Fumes
Weldbond® is perfect for use with Leather, Suede and other Fabrics as the bond will remain flexible and dries clear once cured. Weldbond® bonds most types of fabrics to themselves and other materials (i.e. wood, brick, concrete, metals, etc). Weldbond® will bond leather as long as it is free from dirt and oily dressing. Weldbond® will bond carpets, sacks, mats, trimmings and fittings in automobiles, trailers and cottages. Additionally Weldbond® reflects the colour of the materials being bonded.
LEATHER: To make a positive leather bond, remove any waxy finish from leather first. If bonding metal finishing parts or decorations to leather, rough up the backs of these parts with a piece of fine emery paper and clean with solvent before bonding. Seal any porous surfaces first. A glue joint and leather that’s been bonded with Weldbond® can be flexed without worry of cracking.
SUEDE: Check surfaces for porosity; this can be done easily by sprinkling the surface with a small amount of water. If it is quickly absorbed, the surface should be sealed before bonding. Use a mixture of 1 part Weldbond® to 5 parts water to seal, allow to dry.
METHOD: Ensure all surfaces are clean of dirt, dust or oily dressings (necessary for bonding leather). Apply concentrated Weldbond® to both surface and bring together under moderate pressure. Bring together and apply light pressure. Bond should cure in approximately 24 hours.
NOTE: Before starting projects always do test pieces first to make sure you are getting the strength you desire. Weldbond® will bleed through some fabrics. Not intended for felt fabric. Not machine washable.