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  • #27520
    slim-jerkins
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    I’m getting the hang of this leatherette re-wrapping thing and am getting to the point where I’m almost enjoying the process. The Gerstner videos helped but I’ve found a few tricks that make the job go much better.

    1) I apply glue to only one face at a time.

    2) Pre-heating the wood surface with a heat gun REALLY helps out A LOT! It keeps the glue nice and sticky and you don’t get loose spots after the glue cools.

    Bill S.

    #34981
    wrl-d68
    Member

    so you re-wrapped my old box ?

    #34985
    slim-jerkins
    Member

    LOL – THAT box I’m saving for when I get a wee bit more experience. A way wee bit more!

    #34986
    wrl-d68
    Member

    😉

    #35014
    ryan-schmidt
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    Thanks for the Tip! I’ll trythe hear gun trick. I’m in the process of recovering a box so every bit helps. I thought I did a good job on the lid…. until it dried and I saw bubbles…. so I”l be starting over. I’m going to try to salvage it if possible. I think I’ll be able to loosen the areas needing re-gluing with a steamer… wish me luck!?

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