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Industrial velcro questions


Do the fabric stores carry this? Is it self [sign in to see URL] does the adhesive work if so?
Any advice or tips welcome.
I recently got a cowl that had some attached, and I likie! Now gotta get some. My velcro is lame.

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Re: Industrial velcro questions


I bought mine from Home Depot, adhesive works great.

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Re: Industrial velcro questions


I've gotten some at WalMart, as well as local hardware stores. It is self-adhesive, but I've found that if you're putting it on latex or urethane (especially the latter), add some superglue and you'll get a much better "stick."

More random tips from experience:

It will tear pleather capes when trying to remove your cowl

The more you plan to put on/take off the item, the more you will need a stronger hold

It doesn't stick very well to fabric

Buy the large box. If you tend to mess things up like I do, you'll need it.


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Thanks [sign in to see URL] the kind of stuff I was hoping for emoticon

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Re: Industrial velcro questions


Yeah,Home Depot and Lowe's both have a rack with various styles of velcro to choose from,some with adhesive,some without,small dots or squares,2'and 4'strips,1"-2" wide,etc.

Personally,I always glue it even if it's self adhering,and for some things I sew it on,like my 89 and Returns boots.

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Re: Industrial velcro questions


Yep, I got mine at Home Depot as well. The backside on that stuff is REALLY sticky, although not on every type of material. But on most stuff it's super sticky. I've also sewn velcro to different things, so that might be something to look into as well if you need it to stay put.
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I just attached some industrial Velcro without adhesive to a hard urethane gauntlet using super glue. That Velcro isn't going anywhere.

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I sewed the velcro to my pleather cape so it won't rip. Then used 2 part epoxy to glue the other side of the velcro to the cowl.

The glue on the back of the velcro that comes on it isn't strong enough.

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