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Offline Tonie29

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Question regarding glue on miracle mod
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:36:44 AM »
Hi

I'm about to install the miracle mod on my Fender Rhodes, and i'm not sure if you are supposed to use the glue that came with the miracle mod (VV) for glueing on the hammer felts, or if it's just for the bumps. the VV video on youtube mentions contact cement. is this another kind of glue more suited for glueing on the felts?

Sorry if its kind of a dump question, but can't seem to find out by searching
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Offline cinnanon

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Re: Question regarding glue on miracle mod
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 07:00:13 AM »
 The superglue is just for gluing the bump mod.  For gluing felt I have seen people use hide glue, PVC-E glue, 3M yellow weatherstripping adhesive.  I have used PVCE glue multiple times in the past for key bushings, but I recently found out it may be the same stuff as Aleenes tacky glue sold in Home Depot and craft stores for a buck or two for 8 ounces.
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Re: Question regarding glue on miracle mod
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 07:45:41 AM »
I’m pretty sure PVC-E is no longer made. Contact cement works for the felt, but can be messy.
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Re: Question regarding glue on miracle mod
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 11:18:31 AM »
PVC-E glue is still available from Schaff and Pianotek--probably other sources as well, but I didn't check.

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Re: Question regarding glue on miracle mod
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 03:33:08 PM »
I use a gel based super glue for the bumps, its allows greater maneuverability and control over the amount applied/thickness compared to normal superglue. I use contact cement for the felt. Its a great combo, no issues.


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Re: Question regarding glue on miracle mod
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 02:26:16 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Ended up using contact cement for glueing on the felts. It worked like a charm and my Rhodes’ action is SO MUCH better now!!
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