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How do you get velcro to stick to wood?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ryansalmond, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. ryansalmond


    Nov 21, 2007
    Did quite the search and didn't find anything- though I did learn that Post-Your-Pedalboard 1 was started while I was in highschool, is almost 3000 posts and over 4 years long, and for the first couple years features mostly text descriptions of signal chains without photo accompaniment, but I digress.

    I'm making a new wood pedalboard and when I've made them in the padt I've always found the sticky backing to not want to stick and had to use a lot of staples to reinforce it.
  2. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Staple it
  3. sprag


    Sep 15, 2011
    Melb Australia
    put a finish on the wood that is velcro glue friendly. (guy/girl at paint shop should know what is good if you can tell them the type of adhesive is in velcro
  4. Use short wood screws and fasten the velcro to the board. Or use Gorilla glue and it'll be permanently fastened to the board.
  5. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
    There are many types of psa that you can get. just be sure to apply lots of pressure and give it time to set
  6. When I built mine I used some 1x2's and some industrial strength velcro that was 2" wide. The velcro wrapped around the edges of the wood and has stayed in place since. That was a few years ago.

    I'm pretty sure that not having a pedal pull up on the edge of the velcro was a huge help. So I guess my suggestion is use small strips of wood.
  7. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Staple or screws, as mentioned above.
  8. All of the above or a thin coat of E6000 glue also works
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Industrial strength Velcro sticks to wood pretty well. I've never had it come off.
  10. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Light coat of paint or poly to smooth/seal the wood.

    Also, if you want the velcro permanently glued to it, I use contact cement.
  11. Mattbass97


    Apr 9, 2011
    Velcro and superglue!!! I use it and its always worked for me insanely strong
  12. G.Bisson


    Feb 26, 2009
  13. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    The nice thing about contact cement is it's super strong and there is no need to also use staples, screws, nails, etc.
  14. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    That's a very good point. My wood boards have always been painted black.
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I covered my pedal board with automotive trunk liner, it was free for me and cheap for anybody else, you just hot glue the velcro to your pedals and they stick right to the carpet, the hot glue and velcro comes off from the back off the pedal fairly easily if you ever need to remove it.
  16. RichardCranium

    RichardCranium Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Boynton Bch FL
    Same here my board is flat black and never had a problem with the Velcro sticking.