Card Glue

Jul 29, 2012
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Hi guys I am looking to make some gaff cards but this involves splitting the cards and gluing them together again.
What is the best adhesive that I should use?
 

RickEverhart

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When I used to make them years ago, I typically just used Elmer's Rubber Cement. I would roll them a bit with a rolling pin and then allow any excess that squeezes out the sides of the cards to harden and then just rub it off.

I know 3M makes a spray adhesive as well but I never tried it on cards.
 

WitchDocIsIn

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Look for The Gaff Factory by Craig Matsuoka. Comprehensive guide to creating gaffs, including the best glue to use.
 
Feb 4, 2008
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You can go crazy and use Dry Mount and other adhesives. I have tried many but honestly I stick with Rubber Cement (as Rick said)any more. It is pretty decent, easy to work with, and easy to find. The quality of the card will only be "slightly" less than what you would get by using fancy glues that are recommended in the Gaff factory.
 
Feb 4, 2008
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Thanks guys. One question: Do you wait for the rubber cement to dry before sticking the pieces together?

That is recommended but I let one side dry but not the other. That way I have a few seconds to line everything up if I happened to miss my marks slightly.
 
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