Barge Contact Cement review

Product category: Contact Cement
Brand: Barge
Barge Contact Cement is an all-purpose neoprene-based adhesive that offers an incredibly strong and permanent bond. Often considered to be one of the best adhesives on the market, Barge Contact Cement can be used for a wide variety of applications. So just which applications can it be used for? Let’s see.

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Bestseller No. 1
Barge All Purpose Cement, Neutral, Quart, 32 fl oz (Packaging May Vary),
  • Once you Try this cement, you'll see why it's considered one of the best adhesives on the market
  • Industrial Use, all purpose cement provides a Strong Bond with just one coat
  • Easy-to-spread, non-smearing, waterproof formula is flexible and long lasting
  • Hold securely, even with without stitching or nails
  • Hold securely, even with without stitching or nails
Bestseller No. 2
Barge All-Purpose TF Cement Rubber, Leather, Wood, Glass, Metal Glue 2 oz
  • Original Formula
  • Neoprene Base
  • Water Proof
  • Superior Flexible Bond
Bestseller No. 3
Barge All Purpose Cement Quart (O22721)
  • Barge All Purpose Cement is a professional strength glue (adhesive) that can be used on leather, rubber and vinyl.
  • Ideal for patching rubber boots, resole leather shoes, boots, wood, rubber, metal, plastic, plaster, paper, concrete and much, more!
  • ONE QUART, 32 oz. can comes with an applicator brush attached to the lid.
Bestseller No. 4
Barge All-Purpose Cement Rubber Leather Shoe Waterproof Glue 1 Qt (O.946 L) (32 Ounces)
  • Provides a superior bond Waterproof, will not freeze Easy to spread
  • DRY TIME: 10-15 Min.
  • OPEN TIME: Up to 4 Hours
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Barge Contact Cement can be used for just about anything and works great on wood, glass, plastic, rubber, leather, fabric, aluminum, steel, and cork. Some adhesives cannot bond with nonporous materials because the lack of air holes means oxygen can’t escape during the drying time and therefore the adhesive cannot cure completely. But with Barge Contact Cement, the adhesive dries on contact and so it can be used for a wide variety of projects from laying kitchen counters to making fine leather goods. The adhesive is both flexible and waterproof after full cure and can withstand most conditions and still hold strong.

What Barge Contact Cement Can't Do?

What can’t such a strong and permanent adhesive that dries on contact do? Well, a few things, actually. For one, it will not bond with polyurethane, vinyl, or PVC. Also, even though it is waterproof, it is generally not used in outdoor applications because prolonged exposure to the sun will weaken its bond and it won’t hold over time. And just because it is waterproof does not mean that it can fully cure if exposed to moisture, so make sure both surfaces are dry upon application and during the drying time.

How to Best Apply Barge Contact Cement

What You Need to Know Before You Buy Barge Contact Cement

Barge Contact Cement is a great product, but it is considered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to be a hazardous material, so use it with caution. Not only is it flammable in its liquid state, but it is also dangerous to come into contact with and can cause skin and eye irritation or even corrosion in the worst cases. And if exposure is prolonged and repeated it can even cause damage to internal organs. Wearing a mask and gloves is recommended but not required when handling Barge Contact Cement. 

Other Safety Factors to Know Before Purchasing Barge Contact Cement

Barge Contact Cement’s toxicity is extremely dangerous to marine life and can cause permanent damage to aquatic ecosystems, so it is of the utmost importance, so NEVER put Barge Contact Cement down any drains. Barge Contact Cement should only ever come into contact with what it is going to bond with and nothing else. 
Barge Contact Cement is a strong, flexible, fast-drying, and permanent adhesive that is great for a wide variety of projects and applications. It truly is an all-purpose product that is incredibly adaptable and can always get the job done well.  
No, after Barge Contact Cement dries and all of the solvents which make it toxic are evaporated, it is no longer toxic to humans. This is not, however, permission to eat dry Barge Contact Cement. Do not ingest it ever under any circumstances.
Barge’s Contact Cement does not dry completely clear. It will generally dry the same color that it is when it is applied. It is not a tinted adhesive, though, so it will not have a strong color.
Barge Contact Cement can begin to settle while it is in the can, so it is recommended to give it a good shake before each use to keep it working like new.
In the case of spillage, Barge Contact Cement will come off most surfaces quite easily with acetone and thinner, though it is recommended to test it out first so you don’t damage anything.
No, Barge Contact Cement is far too thick and if put into a spray bottle it will clog the nozzle and ruin the bottle. For best results, use the brush provided in the can.

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