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I'm currently reading an old Magic Book I borrowed from my local library called " 101 tricks with everyday objects" - and there are two or three tricks who require the use of rubber cement,
what is it?
and where can I get it?

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Rubber cement is very common. You may be able to find it whereever there is a large aisle of office and/or school supplies, maybe even at a local drugstore.

If not there, then you can definitely find it at a larger office supplies store, like Office Depot or Office Max, or an art supplies store. Several companies put it out. I recommend the round bottle which has a brush attached to the cap, similar to this style:

http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&id=129791
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I used to wonder what this was, until I read an article in the Linking Ring about a magician traveling in Africa.Eventually I found out that it was the glue used in fixing bicycle tubes(known as Solution in South Africa).
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It's basically the glue you used to use as a kid- eg. Copydex. IMHO there's no need to use bike tube repair cement for most things you need it for. I also find leather adhesive (which you can get from any hardware store) works very well as it's designed to be strong enough to hold soles on shoes but flexible enough that a sole can bend.
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It's a glue that is not permanent. Put it on paper and then rub it, then it turns into rubber.
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Rubber cement is commonly used in the making of models, as in, the little kit cars you glue together. It really not only rubber cement but actually the cement used to melt two pieces of plastic or rubber or anything you can mildly melt and stick to something else. Makes for a stronger bond when the items dry back together as one rather then just sticking them together with some substance, like w*x. Sorry to get all into the use of rubber glue, but ya'll finally asked a question on here that I know anything about. It's totally daunting reading back thru this board. So as I realized maybe this may be the only thing I could contribute to I’d better jump in.
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I would get Elmer's Rubber Cement. It works well and is non-toxic.
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Thankz!
I thought I'd buy it, cause It's for a trick that is done with two bills who change value and it seems really cool.
But,
Will the rubber cement you guys linked above work on paper money, or maybe there are some other glue that you guys could suggest?
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Any member from the UK here may know that rubber cement can prove to be a right motherhubbard to get hold of. There's a lenghty discussion on another forums of why this is...and I think it comes down to the fact that model shops here don't know it as rubber cement and alternatives used such as Copydex tend to be inferior and toxic.
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Three years of art school doing layout paste-ups has made me all too familiar with rubber cement. It really does have a thousand uses, and the smell! UGH!
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For temporary adhesion apply to one surface.
For permanent adhesion apply to both surfaces.

Also 3M makes a spray that makes some things easier to apply to paper.

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Fengenroll:

Every CVS and most other Drug Stores carry Rubber Cement.

It works fine on paper money, but for the record, there is no “paper” in US paper money.

As noted above it is a good permanent glue if you coat both sides, BUT when you do that, you let both sides get “un-wet” before placing then together. The advantage is that the “unused" stuff that oozes out around the edges can be rubbed of with your finger.

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Rubber cement is latex rubber dissolved in naphtha. It is useful for either permanent or temporary bonds on paper, cardboard and the like.

It is completely different from the glue used to assemble plastic model kits. That stuff is a plastic (usually polystyrene) solvent and when using it you are actually welding rather than gluing.

Rubber cement is good for gluing playing card and is essential for the cut and restored effect usually called "Clippo." It will also work on rope but there are better adhesives for that purpose.

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Rubber cement is the ONLY thing to use for gluing any kind of paper where you don't want it to crinkle.

Which is why (and Sid beat me to it) it is used in the trick Clippo -- still a solid routine if done right.
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Rubber Cement; is this not a oxymoron?
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Is rubber cement the same stuff as "art masking fluid"?

This is used in watercolor painting and spray painting to keep paint off certain parts of the paper, therefore keeping the white of the paper.
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You can use it to fold yor lips up and stick them , boy this looks funny
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