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Shakespear22 Oct 2016 3:01 p.m. PST

I believe I have non-adhesive backing

JimDuncanUK22 Oct 2016 3:13 p.m. PST

I use a contact cement, something like Bostick or UHU.

Mako11 Inactive Member22 Oct 2016 4:03 p.m. PST

A spray on contact cement does seem like a good choice, though I've read realignment is virtually impossible, so it is probably a bit tricky to work with.

JimDuncanUK22 Oct 2016 4:22 p.m. PST

I find you can get a bit of movement if you position the piece before the glue is completely dry.

RittervonBek22 Oct 2016 4:26 p.m. PST

PVA works for me

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2016 4:31 p.m. PST

I would lightly sand the magnetic sheet then use PVA.

coryfromMissoula22 Oct 2016 7:46 p.m. PST

I use plain old Elmer's white glue. I have storage boxes lined with magnetic sheet that have held for 25+ years without a problem.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Oct 2016 3:14 a.m. PST

PVA can work attaching vinyl to card but you need to use the thicker type. Wood glue can be better as it is often PVA with additives. PVA needs to be dried under pressure though, so that the adhesive remains in contact with the vinyl as it dries. If you intend the card to flex after fixing you may find the bond breaks. Sanding can help but not much.

Contact adhesives stink and I avoid them where I can but this is one situation where they are the best solution. Making the magnetic bit a little larger than the card and trimming afterwards avoids problems of no realignment.

The real solution for future use is to buy the self-adhesive sort of sheets.

bruntonboy23 Oct 2016 6:53 a.m. PST

Thin double sided tape. Won't warp.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2016 5:56 p.m. PST

I use Liquid Nails to glue magnetic sheeting to the bottoms of my heavy cardstock storage boxes. I weight it down overnight to ensure a strong hold. I get the sheeting from the Sign's Plus shop.

Also, Michael's carries adhesive backed magnetic sheeting in a 24" x 12" roll. Using the 40% or 50% off coupon makes it a good buy.


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