Outrigger Connection Seat Velcro

I recently modified the seat on my Fusion, by cutting a hole in the bottom for my water bladder. This required me to cut out the original velcro and put on new velcro. I have acquired some fine marine-grade velcro, but it won't stick to the foam. Then I noticed that the foam had been coated with a whitish-yellowish substance for the original velcro to adhere. Does anyone know what this wonderous substance is? Elmers Glue?

Submitted by obrockmeier on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 5:37am

Elmers won't work; it dries too stiff.

I've used "Barge All-Purpose Cement" for glueing foam to boats. My guess is that's what they use, or something similar.

Think I read a post where somebody suggested epoxy, however I would think that would also dry too stiff. Dunno.

Also heard good results from shoe-goo

#1 Fri, 05/30/2008 - 6:05am

My guess is that Shoe Goo would work best. We use a product here called 'F2' which is a contact adhesive. You coat both surfaces with a thin layer of glue (don't go too thick), let them touch dry (5-10 mins) so the glue is tacky, but does not come off on your fingers, then press and hold the two surfaces together, and presto! It dries yellow/white, and forms a very good bond for surfaces that don't work well with other glues like epoxy such as rubber or nylon (velcro etc).

#2 Fri, 05/30/2008 - 9:04am

I have a fusion and have found the best thing to glue that velcro on is Mondobond glue, which is sold at REI, with the barge glue mentioned above a close second. Be sure the contact cement totally dried on both surfaces before pressing them together.

#3 Fri, 05/30/2008 - 10:15am

I used rubber cement (which is yellowish) to attach a hot seat to my zephyr seat and it hasnt moved at all.

#4 Fri, 05/30/2008 - 1:30pm

Hey JP with thanks for your help, did you glue the hot seat on top of the part of the zephyr seat that is hollowed out (where you would sit normally?) Did you fold it in or is sitting flat? I am thinking of giving this a shot and I want to get it right. Thank

#5 Fri, 05/30/2008 - 9:22pm

just cemented it to the existing seat but moved foward to my seating position as the seat is made for someone much taller than me. the hot seat comes with paper on its sticky side so you could probably carry it with you and place it on your seat while in the water and find your position.

#6 Sat, 05/31/2008 - 11:22pm

Thanks. Might be a lifesaver.

#7 Sat, 05/31/2008 - 11:58pm

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