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Gluing helmet liner - what to use??

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by V4bloke, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Hi guys,

    the small oval shaped skull-cap pad in the base of my Arai helmet has fallen out as the foam backing on it started to rot. Unfortunately its not a removable/replaceable lining model.

    The helmet and rest of the padding is in good nick, so I';ve just sewn a new piece of foam backing onto the oval piece ready to glue back in, but not sure what to use.

    I've no idea what type of glue was originally used to secure this bit. I was originally going to use super glue, but seem to remember reading somewhere that it eats/melts white styrofoam (the bare impact foam it will be glued to) so am reluctant to use it.

    Any suggestions??
  2. Rot = Replace.

    But if you must, I would use hotmelt glue
  3. Good old white PVA. Sticks anything to anything with adequate strength for this job and is pretty benign to most materials.

    vic's got a point though. If it's old enough to be deteriorating, it might be time to think about replacement.