Araldite gets it 'in the bag'

This beautiful calf leather bag cost hundreds of pounds - thanks to Araldite® it is back in use - and the owner likes it even better with a little more 'brand value'.

 

Araldite® adhesives are not just for making and mending, they can be used for decorative work too.

Here we show how, using Araldite® Fusion, Araldite® Rapid and a little ingenuity, the life of an expensive and favourite Italian leather bag was 'saved'.

 

 

 

 

 

Horrors! A pen has leaked inside the bag and an unsightly stain has seeped through the lining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside the bag, however, there is a 'cool' brand panel, which might just provide the solution

 

 

 

 

First we carefully remove the metal nametag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then detach the panel

 

 

 

 

 

We then apply one-shot Araldite® Fusion - its precise nozzle applicator is ideal for the task, to re-attach metal nametag to leather panel

 

 

 

 

 

To make sure positioning is correct, we apply low-tack masking tape around the in-position panel

 

 

 

 

 

Then, using the twin tubes of Araldite® Rapid

 

 

 

 

 

We mix for 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

Then apply to the panel -

 

 

 

 

 

and the bag

 

 

 

 

 

Positioning with gentle but firm pressure the bond is secure enough to remove masking tape and after just 5 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

After 3 hours it's achieved maximum bond strength and we're good to go!

 

 

 

 

 

Bella!

 

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