Kamui clear tips

Dave38

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YES!!!! they are not flat, they tend to have a bit of concave to them.
Dave
 

Kim Bye

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Yes on a grade 00 surface plate. I've done hundreds of Kamui clears and have yet to see one that is truly flat.
 

RickLafayette

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What is the purpose of the clear base? I might have missed any discussions on it when it first came out.
 

Deruki

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Does anyone know what type of glue Kamui uses to attach the clear pad?

You mean why doesn't it soak into the leather like it's supposed to prevent on the other side of it?

Very good question.

We could just use that adhesive for all our tip installs and solve the problem without needing a clear pad..
 

Tom1234

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You mean why doesn't it soak into the leather like it's supposed to prevent on the other side of it?

Very good question.

We could just use that adhesive for all our tip installs and solve the problem without needing a clear pad..

Couldn’t have said it better myself!!
 

JoeyInCali

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You mean why doesn't it soak into the leather like it's supposed to prevent on the other side of it?

Very good question.

We could just use that adhesive for all our tip installs and solve the problem without needing a clear pad..
If you are willing to wait . You can trim the tip within a minute f applying a good CA. Not so with contact cement.

The pad also protects ferrules from breaking or mushrooming ( yes, I've seen mushroomed ferrules ).
The most famous tip before Moori had a backing.
Backed tips have been around for a long time .

I'd love to use leather glue for all tip installs but people want their tips installed while they wait .
 

Duane Remick

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if you are willing to wait . You can trim the tip within a minute f applying a good ca. Not so with contact cement.

The pad also protects ferrules from breaking or mushrooming ( yes, i've seen mushroomed ferrules ).
The most famous tip before moori had a backing.
Backed tips have been around for a long time .

I'd love to use leather glue for all tip installs but people want their tips installed while they wait .

i use gel control super glue-
"and wait the recommended 5 minutes before trimmimg and shaping-
works great too
 

Deruki

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If you are willing to wait . You can trim the tip within a minute f applying a good CA. Not so with contact cement.

The pad also protects ferrules from breaking or mushrooming ( yes, I've seen mushroomed ferrules ).
The most famous tip before Moori had a backing.
Backed tips have been around for a long time .

I'd love to use leather glue for all tip installs but people want their tips installed while they wait .

So back to the question what glue do you suppose they use to attach the clear pad to the tip? Or more to the point what glue can we use that won't soak into the leather and still hold the tip forever? Assuming we don't mind waiting.
 

JoeyInCali

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So back to the question what glue do you suppose they use to attach the clear pad to the tip? Or more to the point what glue can we use that won't soak into the leather and still hold the tip forever? Assuming we don't mind waiting.
Titebond melamine glue.
 

barryr

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Titebond melamine glue.

I normally use Loctite super glue Professional these days but just wondering how the Titebond Melamine goes glueing tips to a lot of these modern/semi modern materials used for ferrules or pads such as linen or canvas phenolic, bakelite, lbm, fiber pads, juma, pva, and of course the newer Predator silencer pads and vault plates which I had the odd difficulty with before swapping back to Loctite professional.

Have you used it much Joey ?

I'm happy enough with loctite pro but always keen to hear of others different experiences for interest and learning sake.
 
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