Originally Posted by efuller
I've never tried the water based cement so I don't know if a heat gun would speed things up enough to make it practical for a chairside device.
I've used water based contact adhesive, lets put it this way I wouldn't buy another tin of it. Takes ages to tack off and doesn't adhere anywhere near as well as solvent based contact adhesive, IMHO.
If you are determined to go solvent free, you would need to pre-glue the sheets of materials you are going to use and re-activate with a heat gun. The problem is if you want to sandwich a material you need glue on both sides, OK if you are going to use the whole sheet this way, but if you want some with glue on one side and some with glue on both sides, you'll need to plan ahead.
Like Graham, I use carpet tape (double sided) on some components and also Duck tape (single sided) to hold soft buttons in place etc. But ultimately a solvent based contact adhesive and a fume extractor are the way to go.
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