Better Bond's™ Tolex Adhesive is a non-flammable, water-based adhesive formulated to bond Tolex and similar materials such as vinyl to wood and other porous substrates.
Tolex is a plastic sheet and film material for book binding and case covering for speakers and amplifiers. Tolex is the trade name of a flexible plastic/vinyl material used to cover Fender amplifiers, Coffin Case® guitar cases and guitar cases from the 1960s onwards. Tolex was also used in marine upholstery applications found in classic Chris-Craft® models and other boats. More information can be found by clicking here.
Surfaces to be bonded must be clean. Apply a very thin coat to both surfaces using a glue roller. Very porous surfaces may require more than one coat. Second coat should not be applied until first has dried. Allow to "flash off" for 20-30 minutes. Cloudy areas indicate incomplete drying. This time can be shortened with forced air and/or heat. Position pieces carefully prior to bringing surfaces together as bond is made instantly. A pinch or J-roller roller is recommended to obtain proper mating.
Some users prefer to apply the adhesive single sided to the non-tolex substrate (MDF, plywood, etc.) at a slightly heavier spread. The adhesive is then allowed to only partially flash off to increase in tack. The tolex is then applied and "worked" to smooth out. This method allows for some repositioning of the tolex.
Coverage: 325 sq ft/gallon
Clean Up: Use warm, soapy water to clean while adhesive is wet
Storage: Store in a clean and dry area at 60° - 80° F
Tip from Joe
If you're ordering veneer glue, don't forget a glue roller. It's worth every penny.
This item can not be shipped outside of the USA and Canada.
Freeze Protect Option
This adhesive is not freeze/thaw stable. Because of the exceedingly cold winter that is being experienced in Maryland and across the US, we highly require the freeze protection option at the top of this page. With this option, we will ship your adhesive in a thermofoil wrap with package warmers to minimize any chance of freezing.
Review by NJ
Holds up superbly. Very tacky when it sets up and seems to last.
Review by James Brindle
Its the exact same thing as mojo only a fraction of the cost. Mojo is out of their minds thinking they can mark up this same glue so much.
Review by Aaron "BLUEMAN" Kline
There are places on the internet that offer a similar product but this one is a better because it spreads further and when it dries, the tolex is rock solid. My amps are seeing some pretty crazy extremes so it's important that the glue line is durable. This is my new favorite.
Review by Jeremy Bush
If you know anything about this type of adhesive, you know that they are all pretty much the same. This stuff is as good as other Tolex glues but its less expensive, the customer service here is excellent, and the shipping is very affordable. So dont hesitate to use this company for Tolex glue. You wont be disappointed. A+