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I want to put some vinyl flooring on a vertical surface of baltic birch plywood. Gorilla glue (the original polyurethane kind) will form a bond. However, it does not take much effort to delaminate it. All of the dried glue stays on the wood.

What will stick to the vinyl? Im out of West Systems or I would have tried that already. Bondo would certainly be cheaper. Would a vinylester work better?

What should I buy?

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They make a two part epoxy that's used to glue the PVC tubes to the wood transoms on inflatables that would stick real good, but I don't know the name of it.
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liquid nails should do the job
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Weldwood Solvent based contact cement
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5200 is the answer to every adhesive question on THT.
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HH66 cement contact cement. After 24 hrs you can’t pull it apart.
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Originally Posted by TTB View Post
I want to put some vinyl flooring on a vertical surface of baltic birch plywood. Gorilla glue (the original polyurethane kind) will form a bond. However, it does not take much effort to delaminate it. All of the dried glue stays on the wood.

What will stick to the vinyl? Im out of West Systems or I would have tried that already. Bondo would certainly be cheaper. Would a vinylester work better?

What should I buy?

Thanks
Vinyl flooring adhesive
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Where is the surface in question ? Conditioned space, in a boat interior, ? 2 part epoxy is your best answer but if not going to be exposed to unconditioned spaces than pressure sensitive Flooring adhesive will work you can use a roll on method
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Spray contact is the only thing to use
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Either Stick and Stay flooring adhesive or Liquid Nails worked well for me on ply.
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Vinyl floor adhesive or Contact Cement would be my first choices.

Might consider an outdoor rated carpet adhesive as well.
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For interior panels like this spray glue is best. I think made by 3m
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Another for spray contact adhesive. Not cheapest but works and thin even coats will help appearance.
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Did you clean the backside of the vinyl before you tried to glue it? A quick wipe with Acetone would help adherence a lot.
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Originally Posted by Lucky777 View Post
Where is the surface in question ? Conditioned space, in a boat interior, ? 2 part epoxy is your best answer but if not going to be exposed to unconditioned spaces than pressure sensitive Flooring adhesive will work you can use a roll on method
This is a good question. I should have been more specific. I'm building a headboard for a bed. The strips of vinyl will not simply be parallel. There will be lots of miter joints, so I can't use anything that will bond instantly upon contact. I'll need a little time to ensure I can line things up appropriately.

Thanks to all who have replied.
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Foam fast 74 from 3M is an upholstery adhesive for fabrics and foams that will work well for that application
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
Vinyl flooring adhesive
Too simple an answer.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Too simple an answer.
I agree. Sometimes I'm an idiot.
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Originally Posted by clt_capt View Post
Weldwood Solvent based contact cement

this is is the correct answer
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I'm going with 16 penny nails. It'll look...um...rustic.

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