**Can only be shipped in the Continental USA**
**Can only be shipped via FedEx Ground. Cannot be shipped via USPS, or FedEx Air 2-Day or Next Day**
Barge Toluene Free Rubber Cement
Available in quart size only
- Quart size has paint brush attached to cap
This cement is used to temporarily bond rubber, cork, paper, fiber material, and particleboard.
Dry Time: 5 minutes
Open Time: 10-15 minutes
What is Dry Time?
Once Barge has been applied to both surfaces, dry time refers to how long you must leave the two surfaces separated in order to allow the solvent in the adhesive to evaporate. Humidity can affect dry time. For best results, before applying Barge be sure that the materials are clean and dry. It can also be beneficial to lightly sand the material, but be sure to not leave any dust behind.
What is Open Time?
Open Time refers to the amount of time that pieces can be left out with adhesive on them, before they are put together and bonded. Once the items are bonded together, it will take roughly 1-2 minutes for the adhesive to cure. If open time ever extends past the suggested length of open time, Barge recommends applying heat to the adhesive (ex: hair dryer). This will help to revive the adhesive if it has been left out too long so that you can then bond the materials successfully.
What does it mean to be Toluene Free? Barge is now making the majority of their products to be toluene free. Toluene is used as a solvent, and can be found in glues, paint thinners, and nail polish remover. Barge is removing toluene from their products because of the dangers associated with inhaling the fumes. It is best to use face-masks when working with a product containing toluene, as the exposure can lead to neurological damage.
To learn more, please read our Barge Blog Post here.