I've got a select comfort bed. It has a nozzle for inserting air.
For the second time it has popped out. Select Comfort replaced
the mattress the first time. I'd like to glue it back myself.
The nozzle is hard white plastic and it is inserted into brownish
rubberlike pad with matching hole. The glue residue looks like
gorilla glue. Select Comfort says it is a trade secret what kind
of industrial glue they use. Sounds dumb to me.
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 13:49:54 -0700, "AKA gray asphalt"
3m emblem adhesive will probably work. It's what they use to stick trim on cars,
and it is good when you need to bond two different materials and flexibility is
important. IT's a version of contact cement.
Auto parts stores.
Some plastics just don't stick with glue so just saying it is hard while
plastic is meaningless. It may be styrene, ABS polyethylene, polypropylene,
nylon, glass filled nylon, Delrin or a hundred others. The brownish
rubber-like pad can be one of a few hundred compounds also.
They may or may not use Gorilla glue. Tell them to send you some glue or a
I bought a foam mattress and am happy. I think select comfort mattresses
but they have one of the nicest and most accomodating people I've ever dealt
with. Whoever trains or hires them deserves a metal.
They're lying. When company employees don't know something, they'll
claim it's a trade secret or proprietary information.
If they use something like Gorilla glue, there are other urethane
glues that may work better. The Oct. 2007 Consumer Reports said that
Loctite Sumo was the best for sticking to plastic, followed by Elmer's
Ultimate and Liquid Nails Rhino Ultra. OTOH if Select Comfort uses
rubber glue, the best may be the high temperature kind sold by
appliance parts dealers for gluing felt strips to clothes dryer
drums. But also good is CRC automotive disk brake anti-squeal:
It's not advertised as a glue but is actually hi-temp rubber glue. It
takes a long time to cure and also stains.
What leads you to believe disk brake anti-squeal, even if it is a
glue, would be a good choice for gluing hard plastic to a softer
rubber-like material at room temp? Or that high temp glue for a
clothes dryer felt would work on hard plastic either?
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