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
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!