Barge All-Purpose Cement Review: Specs, Features, FAQ

Barge All-Purpose Cement Rubber Leather Shoe Waterproof Glue

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Strength

10.0/10

Cure time

0.4/10

Volatility

7.5/10

Pros

  • Dries quickly
  • Comes with a good applicator
  • Great for repairing shoes
  • Waterproof glue

Cons

  • Highly flammable and toxic fumes
  • Has a strong scent

Physical and chemical properties

Physical state: Liquid
Color: Yellow
Odor: Solvent
Odor threshold: Not available
pH: Not available
Melting point: Not available
Boiling point: 77.78°C (172°F)
Flashpoint: Closed cup: -6.11°C (21°F) [Tagliabue]
Evaporation rate: >1 (Butyl acetate = 1)
Flammability (solid, gas): Not available
Lower and upper explosive (flammable) limits: Lower: 1% Upper: 11.6%
Vapor pressure: Not available
Vapor density: >1 [Air = 1]
Relative density: 0.881
Solubility: Insoluble in water
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: Not available
Auto-ignition temperature: Not available
Decomposition temperature: Not available
Viscosity: Dynamic (room temperature): 4500 mPa·s (4500 cP)Kinematic (40°C (104°F)): 51.08 cm2/s (5108 cSt)

Barge All-Purpose Cement Review: Specs, Features, FAQ 1

Summary

Barge’s All-Purpose Cement is a ready-to-use adhesive that is mostly used for rubber and shoe repair. One to two applications is usually enough, so it will last for a very long time. This is very durable and also dries up quite quickly. If you want to speed up the drying process, you may use a heat gun.
Another pro of this glue is that although it dries quickly, it does not become stiff. You probably will not have to worry about any bumps on your shoe.
Keep in mind when using this is that it is highly flammable and may release toxic fumes. Too much exposure can lead to poisoning. It’s best if you use a respirator, mask, or cloth to cover your nose. Try to keep it far away from children and pets as well.

Barge All-Purpose Cement Review: Specs, Features, FAQ 2

FAQ

Should I dilute this with a thinner?

Diluting the glue will decrease its effectiveness. It will not be as sticky. However, you can use it with a thinner if you’d like. If you need a thinner for clean up, acetone will work nicely.

Does this come in a smaller quantity?

No, you can only buy this glue in one-liter cans.

How do I extend the shelf life?

You can make the glue last longer by transferring the contents of the can into an airtight glass container. This will also prevent the glue from sticking to the inside of the can or its lid.

Is the glue clear?

It is not completely clear. The glue has a light tan color that looks like sand.

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