Sep 03

What sticks to rubber?

Short answer: nothing.

So we got baby boy a 30# draw recurve bow for his big 14th birthday. It had a rubber grip that was stuck to the composite bow. Unfortunately that didn’t stay stuck all that long.

I tried 3M automotive tape (stuck to the composite well, not to rubber), carpet tape (stuck ok to rubber and ok to composite) and rubber cement. None ended up being satisfactory. So my conclusion is that nothing sticks to rubber.

The last straw was to lash the grip to the bow with nylon mason’s string and melt it into place. It looks like it’ll hold up.


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