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    adhesive recommendation for fabric and plastic?

    I'm looking to glue a thin flexible transparent plastic onto the fabric armrest that's between two seats. I'm hoping that the adhesive won't show, since the plastic is transparent but also if it doesn't work out well then I can just pull off the plastic without leaving something nasty on the surface of the armrest (or at least easy to wash off). Any recommendations??

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    Could you take a pic and sketch on it... I have no idea what the goal is here or what you're trying to describe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khisanthax View Post
    I'm looking to glue a thin flexible transparent plastic onto the fabric armrest that's between two seats. I'm hoping that the adhesive won't show, since the plastic is transparent but also if it doesn't work out well then I can just pull off the plastic without leaving something nasty on the surface of the armrest (or at least easy to wash off). Any recommendations??
    Any good glue that you get that is designed to glue plastic will not be easy to wash away off of fabric once dry if at all, so you better be sure that everything is right before gluing. I always use Permatex Perma Oxy 5 min Plastic Weld(can be had at any "Pep Boys" automotive parts and supply store for under $6). This stuff is the "TRUTH", and glues pretty much anything. I use this stuff for fabricating like I use electrical tape for wrapping wires(its just that good....highly recommended)! it is a semi transparent cloudy white when it dries, so it might not be what you need for your specific application, but for all out fabricating plastics(even bonds to steel), you will be like "Parker Lewis" with this stuff....can't loose. Its not runny and easy to work with, dries fast, and puts stuff like superglue to shame!!! I once even mixed a small amount of spray paint into the mixture to give it color once while fabricating my bezel, with no side affects as far as its bonding strength!!!! Your part will break somewhere else long before it breaks at the weld....ever! It is also sand-able(gonna need to use at least 200 grit though). Can use it as a filler for gaps too!
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    Thanks for the glue. I found cheap touch screen panel kits on ebay and instead of overlaying it on a screen, since I don't have a dedicated screen for my carpc (and it's under the seat) I wanted to use just the touch screen panel as means of controlling the cursor. There's an armrest (6in x 12 in) between the driver and passenger and wanted to put a small 5.7" touch screen panel at the front edge so I can use that for some control. The TSP (touch screen panel) is transparent since it's made to overlay an lcd and still view the image perfectly. So, my thought was if I did place the tsp on the armrest and hid the wires well, maybe add a small frame, it wouldn't be noticeable and I would get to use that armrest to control the pc.

    If you still want pics I can try to take some, but I don't have a sketch as it's just put the touch screen panel (flexible) on the armrest.

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