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Glue to attach rubber feet to a PC case?

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I have an old PC case. I spray painted it because it was a little bit rusty. Now I'm trying to attach a set of rubber feet to it, but I have no idea what kind of glue to use.

I tried hot glue, but it didn't hold at all. Superglue dissolves rubber, and I think most two-component glues would too. What would you use?

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3M VHB (very high bond) double-sided tape is your friend. Not only will it not fall off, you will have trouble pulling it off once it cures.

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I use Fix-All Adhesive (by Superglue Corp) for most everything. I have rubber feet held onto a computer with it for years. Not magical, but it works. Can be found in 5/8 fl oz tubes in $1 stores, or double that price if you order online. It stays a bit flexible and can be peeled off for easy cleanup. Doesn't handle UV (sunlight) particularly well.


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Glue to attach rubber feet to a PC case?

up vote 14 down vote

I have an old PC case. I spray painted it because it was a little bit rusty. Now I'm trying to attach a set of rubber feet to it, but I have no idea what kind of glue to use.

I tried hot glue, but it didn't hold at all. Superglue dissolves rubber, and I think most two-component glues would too. What would you use?


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3M VHB (very high bond) double-sided tape is your friend. Not only will it not fall off, you will have trouble pulling it off once it cures.

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Welcome, Bob! VHB is great if both surfaces are absolutely clean and you provide the right amount of pressure on application. Without these details it can be challenging to use. - scruss Aug 24 at 14:50

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