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mechanic021

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I need to know if there is a type of glue or sealant out there that I can use to permantly bond 2 pieces of rubber together and make them water tight. I am making a big rubber floor mat out of a few of them since I cant find any big rolls of rubber anywhere. Im just stuck on what type glue or sealant to use. This mat will see alot of foor traffic and water and mud and things so it needs to be duarable.
 



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When I was in the mechanical contracting business I had to set a lot of Roof top units on bonded rubber roofs. The roofer would take the rubber about 1/8" thick and bring it up the sides of the roof curb. He would use a special glue to piece the rubber together. This was the same glue he used for the whole roof. These rubber roofs were guaranted to last up to 50 years not to leak. Try contacting your local roofer co. These Co. will be the larger ones that do commercial work. Good Luck
 






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Rubber cement? LOL...sorry, had to throw it in! :D
 






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You can use DAP contact cement that is available at WalMart. I use it all of the time to do Hydroturf(neoprene jetski mats) with. If you clean the joint properly, and let it set like the directions say, it will be stronger than the rubber it is bonding.

If you are looking for sheets of neoprene, you can get them at hydroturf.com
 






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