Sticking a VT100 Keyboard Foot Back On

Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Sun Dec 11 10:06:02 CST 2016

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> Subject: Re: Sticking a VT100 Keyboard Foot Back On
> On 12/04/2016 08:51 AM, Rob Jarratt wrote:
> > The rubber feet on my VT100 keyboards are falling off. The feet are in
> > good condition, just the glue seems to be failing. Does anyone know
> > what kind of glue should be used to stick them back on reliably?
> Plain old rubber contact cement (e.g. Weldwood or Barge) works extremely
> well.  Make sure both parts to be joined are clean and free of the
> of the old glue, apply a thin coat to both parts (you may want to mask the
> keyboard off), allow both parts to dry (no longer "tacky").
> Position the foot carefully over the keyboard and press down.  You get
> one try to get the positioning correct--the bond is fairly permanent.
> I've done this quite a bit with rubber feet and have never had one come
> loose again.

Thanks for that suggestion. I tried some glue from a bicycle puncture repair
kit and it did indeed work very well.



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