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    keith
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    Hey guys, I bought some replacement leather for my strops. My are getting pretty nicked up. My questions is how do I change them out? I have no idea how the leather attaches to the base. I don’t want to do anything until I understand how to go about it. Does anybody know the procedure?

    Many thanks, Keith.

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    MarcH
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    The leather is attached with a hot glue adhesive.  The leather pulls off fairly easily then the residual glue scrapes clean easily too.  I glued my new leather on with 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive from Home Depot.  It’s a spray on contact cement.  Then I clamped the leather flat for a few hours.

    I don’t know how difficult the leather will be to remove when glued with the Super 77, though.

    Marc
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    keith
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    Thanks, Marc. Can you tell me what the substrate is under the leather? Is it aluminum?

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    MarcH
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    Can you tell me what the substrate is under the leather? Is it aluminum?

    The (cow) leather was glued directly to the plastic platens on all of them I have replaced, and on all other W.E. (cow) leather strops I own.  On the balsa wood strops, the balsa was mounted directly to the plastic.  The nano-cloth strops appear to have a backing plate.  I have no experience with the Kangaroo strops.

    Marc
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