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Making New Rubber Foot Rest Pads For The Suburbans.


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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:27 PM

I bought a roll of the same material Sears used on some of the Sears tractors. I just have to round the corners off and they'll be done. I figure double sided 3M tape will hold them down after I finally get paint on these tractors. It's damp, rainy, and windy out, so it's a good day for an inside project.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:37 PM

instead of tape what about interior glue thats what we use to put cab kits in our big tractors 


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:40 PM

The glue sounds like a good idea, thanks.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:46 PM

3M spray trim adhesive would sure hold them down.  One would have to mask off where the pads go onto, as you need to spray a coating on both the part and the area it is going.  You let it tack up a couple or more minutes, then place the part down.....and man does it hold tight!  


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:52 PM

Nice job , its funny I just used the same rubber to make floor mats for a jag .
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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the pointers olcowhand. That stuff should hold up real good.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for the pointers olcowhand. That stuff should hold up real good.

 

It can be messy, so be sure to tape off if you use the 3M.  You allow it to tack till it looks almost dry, then carefully lay it onto it's spot.  If it's tacked up proper, it will stick immediately on contact.  If you place it down too soon, it won't immediately bond.


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 02:32 PM

We use Spray adhesive to put a lot of materials together. If you are worried about overspray, go with contact cement in the can. But spray is much easier. Make sure you do thin coats. It will work better. Tom
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Posted March 30, 2014 - 03:26 PM

Well, this will do. I used two quarters, a pair of vice grips, and a razor blade to round off the corners, HA!

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 03:57 PM

Looks really nice, classic!


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Well, this will do. I used two quarters, a pair of vice grips, and a razor blade to round off the corners, HA!

Thought I would throw in my "two bits", and tell you  "nice job"  :thumbs:   Rick


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Posted March 31, 2014 - 06:07 AM

Nice job on those. I would glue, I think dbl sided tape would cause raised edges unless you were covering the whole underneath. Maybe trace the outline of one & mask around with painters tape then spray the adhesive. I use that stuff on my job & train modeling & like it a lot. I am partial to 3M products because they have been proven to me.
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Posted March 31, 2014 - 06:39 AM

You are reading my mind Jim, and that will be the process I'll use to install them. Now I have to wait for this damp cool weather to go away so I can start painting.
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Posted March 31, 2014 - 06:49 AM

The manufacture most likely supplied this material to most brands back in the 60's & 70's

Not to hijack this thread but I did the same process to replace the pads on my EK10

 

I cant remember the name of the adhesive but it was the contact kind where you spread it on both surfaces.

About 3 years now since I did this and still holding like the first day I put it on!

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 06:58 AM

3M spray trim adhesive would sure hold them down.  One would have to mask off where the pads go onto, as you need to spray a coating on both the part and the area it is going.  You let it tack up a couple or more minutes, then place the part down.....and man does it hold tight!


Yep, Super 77 adhesive. It's great stuff to have around.

The footpads are looking very nice. Do you have the name of the product you ordered?
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