Jump to content


Trade group users
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by elfman

  1. would only ever use the fossplast 8016 when it was available failing that it would have been gripsotite pta but that is also no long available so left with the next best thing reinia multi colle or the syntac total ,cut unit off scour apply glue ,its always a case of the key you have before gluing them up ,
  2. would not use bostik if you paid me to
  3. try comfort or reeds of blackburn
  4. me i would remove the sole unit fill split with either stormsure aor quick sohl hack out the honeycomb centre fill it with a light weight micro and put the unit back on
  5. elfman

    Storing sheeting

    build a rack for differing thickness of sheets
  6. personally if i was going to glue doc martins i would not use 5050 ,the best was the foss8016 or the gripsotite pta as these seem to be no longer available then the chocie is either syntac total ,multicol colle de clogne or 5050 my prefered choice is multicol ,never really been over keen on any bostik adhesives
  7. no your a cheapskate for asking how to do them if you do not have a clue then leave it alone ,plus if as you say you have pulled them off then you my wel have done more harm than good ,plus the fact who ever told you they could not be repaired should not be in the trade as they are easy to do
  8. elfman

    New Era Key ID

    nwks have them rick
  9. elfman

    Ball and ring stretcher

    imho i think they are to small to do the job correctly i ended up giving the 2 i had away as they just did not cut it
  10. elfman

    Ball and ring stretcher

    try algeos , i think they refer to them as a bunnion stretcher they do not actually work very well,failing that you could try woodware repititions
  11. the second some one says now to me they get the short answer i do while you wait and asap if it is possable but i never do now i do not take commands from anyone
  12. you can try the sanding pads that look like scouring pads rick scouring pads rick, you can get it in different grit ,it just takes the top surface off which is generally the wax works for me
  13. are you talking about a machine to stitch the welts on to the shoe or an outsole stitcher as they are 2 differing machines i have used both and the 2 i used must have been a good few years old the outsole stitcher was built in 1939 and the welt machine not much later both beutiful machines far better than there modern day counterparts ,personally i would rather stitch the welt on by hand
  14. whats going on at timpsons ,lady came in today asked if i replace zips in handbags said she went to timpsons and asked them after seeing they could on there website ,was told no they do not do it
  15. elfman

    Torq heel

    sevella components maybe your best bet
  16. the reason they have come away is quite simple the vinyl coating has come aw from the fabric backing ,this is common with most of this style of shoe in order to do it you would have to remove thee sole unit completly and clean the vinyl residue off it then seal the fabric before gluing