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Old 01-23-2020, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default Loose chrome mount

My chrome mount on my tenor drone has become loose. Itís not falling off loose but itís loose. Anyone use a good glue to reattach that? I was thinking a more fluid glue and using a syringe. Any suggestions?


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Old 01-23-2020, 03:11 PM   #2
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DO NOT use Gorilla glue. Had a chrome ring cap on top of a drone come loose when I first got my new pipes, and was advised to use Gorilla Glue. BIG mistake! It foams up, and pushed the ring cap right off! Also, there is no solvent for Gorilla Glue. Once it's on, it's on and you can't get it off.
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Old 01-23-2020, 05:13 PM   #3
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Regular super glue is what a pipe maker told me to use.
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Old 01-23-2020, 05:27 PM   #4
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Greetings, 93STPD,


Not knowing the material from which your
pipes are made... ABW... poly... etc... on
my old ABW Lawries... with their metal
ferrules... this is what has always worked...
and quite well. :)

Take the ferrule off... go and find some
water-soluble carpenters glue... because
it has rhizoids... little "feet" in it... put the
glue all around where the ferrule marries
to the drone... and then take a couple o'
three turns of plain yellow hemp around
that... so the glue then permeates the
hemp... use some light sandpaper to
lightly score the inside of the ferrule...
and snugly fit the ferrule back in place.

(There shall be excess glue. Just wipe
it off with a damp rag. :)

And then... let the thing air dry for a day
or two.... and then... play away!! :)

If you're pushed for Time... the judicious
use of a hair dryer may be employed...
but gently... and not too much.

If the pipes are poly... then the same will
work... only some light sandpaper scoring
will be needed... on the poly...... to give all
of the glue... and those little feet... and the
hemp... a good seating... :)

What with... rain... cold... summer heat... and
all of that breathing... wood moves... You may
have to do... or re-do... every couple o' years...

Just all part of... our Great Waltz-About!! :)

Regards... and Good Luck!!

Pip01




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Old 01-23-2020, 05:34 PM   #5
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Greetings, 93STPD,


Not knowing the material from which your
pipes are made... ABW... poly... etc... on
my old ABW Lawries... with their metal
ferrules... this is what has always worked...
and quite well.

Take the ferrule off... go and find some
water-soluble carpenters glue... because
it has rhizoids... little "feet" in it... put the
glue all around where the ferrule marries
to the drone... and then take a couple o'
three turns of plain yellow hemp around
that... so the glue then permeates the
hemp... use some light sandpaper to
lightly score the inside of the ferrule...
and snugly fit the ferrule back in place.

(There shall be excess glue. Just wipe
it off with a damp rag.

And then... let the thing air dry for a day
or two.... and then... play away!!

If you're pushed for Time... the judicious
use of a hair dryer may be employed...
but gently... and not too much.

If the pipes are poly... then the same will
work... only some light sandpaper scoring
will be needed... to give all of the glue... and
the little feet... and the hemp... a good seating...

What with... rain... cold... summer heat... and
all of that breathing... you may have to do... or
re-do... every couple o' years or so...

Just all part of our Great Waltz-About!!

Regards... and Good Luck!!

Pip01




Thank you!! I have black wood Strathmore 2's.

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Old 01-24-2020, 02:28 AM   #6
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I would generally not bother with glue, and simply use a couple of turns of hemp to get it tight enough to stay in place.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:04 AM   #7
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I would generally not bother with glue, and simply use a couple of turns of hemp to get it tight enough to stay in place.
It hasn't fully come off. That's my problem. It's really loose but hanging in there. Lol


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Old 01-25-2020, 08:19 AM   #8
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Just curious, is anyone aware of a pipe maker that secures the ornamentation with hemp rather than glue? Why would it be a better fit? Thanks
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:41 PM   #9
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Couldn't agree more Calum.

I've used several wraps of hemp, and once nice and tight, put a few drops of super glue to secure it.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:13 AM   #10
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When I fix them, I use hide glue with a few turns of hemp to correct the fit. I use Hide Glue because it will be removable in future with a bit of hot water for heat (quality violins are put together with the stuff, so that they can be taken apart to be repaired). I use hemp, because glue isn't good for bridging gaps. Seems to work and doesn't require brute force and massive ignorance if further intervention is required.
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