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At last, I've managed to replace the neck's cork (without much fuss)

zannad

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The most annoying side of neck' cork replacement? It is supposed to be easy!....yet, until recently, cork replacement was for me a dreaded chore (and in general I'm not that bad at DIY).
I've replaced neck's cork in the past...but the final results were really just about right - a patchy mess with poorly secured junctions which would stick eventually (after a couple of sessions) by means of saliva's sedimentation (yak).
The real problem was that I was using the wrong glue; some Contact type which would take too long to set - in fact on a couple of instances I was tempted to use super glue (not recommended).
Then I decided to find out more about glues for this particular jobs - looking for Contact Cement (which is probably more an American term - correct me if I'm wrong) I stumbled on some Evo-Stik multi purpose Instant Contact Adhesive which I've just tried (I'm not a salesman and I guess any "Contact INSTANT" would do) - well, it's surprising how much a difference it makes - the final result really look professionally done at a fraction of the time and I can't wait to do the next cork replacement (well, not really as I prefer using my spare time playing but you get the idea).

Final thought? Simple, use the right tools!
 

clarnibass

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Yes, the type of glue is important. I've tried more than ten cotnact glues. Most were good, some were lousy, but only a few were really excellent. Some I dismissed for reasons other than the quality of the glue (e.g. uncomfortable container, especially nasty smell, etc.). Evostik used to be my favorite until they changed to the new formula. I think the new formula is still pretty good, just not as good. I changed to something else that I like as much as the old Evostik, although I think it's significantly different. Any good contact glue should work for this.
 

kevgermany

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I've used the contact adhesive they sell for sticking soles on shoes. Seems to work well. But I haven't tried to replace a cork that was stick on with it, so not not sure if it sticks too hard. I also used UHU multi purpose. No good.
 

QWales

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I have used the kits they sell on Ebay for approx £6. They come from canada and include everything you need to get the job done. I've used them twice in the last couple of years and never had a problem. The cork comes pre chamferred at the ends, you get a blade to cut the cork, glue, marker pen, a bit of wet & dry and an instruction leaflet. I'm sure you could save a couple of quid by sourcing all the bits and pieces yourself but these kits are really convenient.
 

zannad

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Yes, the type of glue is important. I've tried more than ten cotnact glues. Most were good, some were lousy, but only a few were really excellent. Some I dismissed for reasons other than the quality of the glue (e.g. uncomfortable container, especially nasty smell, etc.). Evostik used to be my favorite until they changed to the new formula. I think the new formula is still pretty good, just not as good. I changed to something else that I like as much as the old Evostik, although I think it's significantly different. Any good contact glue should work for this.
The evostik was the one available in the UK when I googled "Instant Cement" (thought I didn't check many links)...it works but I'd rather have a greener product...I should have bought the smaller squeeze tub which is more practical - instead I'm stuck with a 250ml can - buying smaller gives more incentives to experiment with other products - (never mind).
 

clarnibass

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I only use contact glue in the smaller squeeze tubes. I just think they are a lot more comfortable to use. I don't like it in a can.
 
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