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Offline rockstardave

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Hammer tip glue?
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:48:34 PM »
I glued all my NOS neoprene tips on with super glue, and after a few weeks of playing, they started falling off.  :(  I removed them all, I'm scraping the wood portion of the hammer clean with a razor (which I originally did, painstakingly, with all the old tips), and I'm starting over.

I tried Gorilla Glue.  Worse than the super glue.

I tried Amazing Goop.  Worse yet.

I have a gig on Saturday, and all my hammer tips are in a plastic bag.

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A little help, please?  (I really don't want to haul the Hammond to the gig...)
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 06:58:08 PM »
I dont remember the exact name but its made by 3m and comes in a small tube.
Its really sticky and remains pliable when dry.
Super glue just plain doesnt work in piano applications. i hate the stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 07:17:27 PM »
http://www.fenderrhodes.com/service/hammer-tips.php

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Originally the glue was weather stripping adhesive (3M 8001), which was normally used on car doors. Later we changed to super glue (cyanoacrylate).

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 03:43:18 AM »
those new old stock tips would have the grooves on the bottom yes?
these grooves don't help much for the super glue, and i guess your half wood hammers wouldn't either.

after saying that, I have no suggestion for a solution.

or,  maybe wood glue?

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 06:39:12 AM »
I have used the 3M glue with absolutely no problems.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 11:17:47 AM »
Quote from: "pianotuner steveo"

Super glue just plain doesnt work in piano applications. i hate the stuff.


In all my years of using super glue (and like an idiot I keep trying), not one thing I've ever superglued has stayed glued. Except for the damn cap on the superglue tube.  :evil:

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 09:10:36 PM »
ha ha yeah i've glued plenty of super glue tubes to plenty of desks.

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 10:51:11 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I found the 3M stuff, in the DIY materials section of the site, actually :oops:


I'm ordering a tube, but the Rhodes won't make it to the show.  I told the guys I would bring my MIDI setup instead.  Frowns all around.  Hammond it is...
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 06:11:08 PM »
that's a shame.

Just be happy your band know/hear the difference.

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010, 08:02:17 AM »
Any good 2 part epoxy will work...you know the kind where it has 2 solutions in the tube and you push some out and mix together.  Apply to the tip with a tooth pic.  It works great and they will not come off...you can find this stuff at any hardware store, Home dept...even Walmart.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2010, 11:38:50 PM »
The 3M goop showed up in the mail, started gluing the tips back on.  Works like a charm, but it is crazy stuff!  It wants to continue flowing out of the tube, when I only want a little dot!  I recommend putting a little on an applicator (I'm using a qtip) rather than sticking the whole tube in your piano.  It has a tendency to make a mess, and according to the label, has chemicals that cause cancer and birth defects, so gloves and a well ventilated room are probably good ideas, too.
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