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    Posted: 24 March 2018 at 4:44pm
I just finished making a large barbecue cover with my Ultrafeed LSZ-1.  I used Top Notch 9 material and would like to put some abrasion patches on the inside of the cover where there are some sharp corners on the barbecue.  I do not want to sew them in as I know the stitching will not look nice on the outside of the cover.

My question is which would be the best product to glue on the patches to my type of material on the inside of the cover.  I have HH-66 cement along with various other spray adhesives on hand.  I am concerned about the adhesive bleeding through the cover though.  Thank You.

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Hi Glenn,

I really don't trust a glue to do this well. If you want protective patches they should really be sewn. That said, unless the edge is really sharp I would skip the patches. One of the main benefits of Top Notch 9 is that it is extremely abrasion resistant. Hope this helps.
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+1 on sewing the abrasion patches.

This image shows the exterior of my cover, where I sewed abrasion patches for protection from my vent hinges.



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Wow, your cover looks fantastic.  I'm a new at sewing so it was not until after I finished my cover, three days of work, to think of the patches so I know if I try and sew them in now the outside stitching will look crooked thus the gluing idea.  I have located a spray adhesive for bonding acrylic coatings at the local HD and and when I tried it it on the fabric it did not bead up or bleed thru and was very difficult to pull off after 12 hours.  I know that's not recommended as Matt said but if they come off you can't see it anyway.
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Hi Glenn, As long as you know you may have to re-glue or sew in the future it will not harm a thing. Congrats on the new cover that will outlast most everything sold as a finished grill cover today!
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Originally posted by GlennC GlennC wrote:

Wow, your cover looks fantastic.  I'm a new at sewing so it was not until after I finished my cover, three days of work, to think of the patches so I know if I try and sew them in now the outside stitching will look crooked thus the gluing idea.
Thanks much. That was my first project too.

A top stitch foot can be helpful to create sewing lines that don't wander. The foot will follow an edge, like the edge of the internal patch.



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