I've got a pair of press-against-ear headphones in which
the foam-pads on each side have fallen off.
I've gone to Radio Shack and got a package of two
QUESTION: How to attach the new ones to the now-bare
plastic "speakers" that press against each ear.
What kind of glue?
(I imagine that some kinds would eat (dissolve) the material
the ear-pad are made of.
PS: (No, maybe I am cheap, but I don't want to toss them and
buy new ones; I'd much prefer to fix these. Plus,
I have others in the same condition, and I'll want to
fix them too.)
On 28 Jun 2007 23:35:03 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org (David Combs) wrote:
I'm sure. I used contact cement to glue foam rubber to the "stryfoam"
domes that are meant to keep garden faucets from freezing, and the
foam was ok, but it was eating away the "stryofoam" pretty fast.
Fortunately it stopped in time for me to glue things.
Hey if you were *really* cheap you'd be trying to carve new foam out
of foam. I haven't been able to do that and it bothers me.
On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 17:23:28 +0000 (UTC), email@example.com (David
If you figure out how to do that, let me know. The best thing for
cutting foam rubber is an electric knife, not a hot knife but the
thing they sell for cutting a beef roast. But...I haven't tried but I
don't think it would be so good for cutting curves especially on
something as small as earpads. I guess because no knife is very good
at cutting curves.
Not for sure. You brought up glue that eats stuff, and I was just
saying that contact cement ate the hard foam but not the foam rubber.
I use contact cement for gluing cloth, because it bends well, but here
maybe a little drop of 5-minute epoxy in two places on the side or
back of each ear thing would be good. Or even Ambroid Cement which
isn't as strong, but I still consider to be strong, and dries quick
and can be pried off if I have to do it again. (available only in
model and hobby stores.)
Actually, there used to be two kinds of contact cement made by the
same company and they came in two differenct color tubes, red and
white maybe. And I liked one and disliked the other, and I knew which
color was good. But I've lost track.
I guess now I always use the stuff that comes in the brown translucent
plastic bottle, whatever that is, because it's a lot cheaper than the
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