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What is the best adhesive to use to glue two playing cards together to make a double facer?

Thanks in advance for your replies.
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I always just use rubber cement.
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Thank you very much for the suggestion!
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Just a plain glue stick will work as well. I started using the rubber cement sold at auto parts stores (for tire repair) since it is thinner than Elmer's Rubber Cement (and since I had a few bottles of Elmer's on hand, I bought some "Thinner" for it on Amazon). If you want to go for "Best", DMT (Dry Mount Tissue) is on the top of my list. It requires some investment in a few small items (to very fancy jigs) but you get a nice snap to the cards making them feel just right. I would only get into all that if you plan on making a good many gaffs over time. Otherwise, Rubber Cement or a glue stick will do the job.
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I like loc-tite super glue. It is clear, flexible, and they will never come apart.
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Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue Stick is the best.
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Thank you, Poof-Daddy, Paul and Eoin for your great suggestions!
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Read my posts here on how to glue cards together, and leaves the card flexible for use.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......634549#9

Great for dollar bills as well, and can be washed off with warm water.
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I want, ideally, something I can take apart but can also go through a warm clothes washer and dryer, still stuck together. Just in case I leave the cards in my pocket and they make it through the wash. Any ideas?
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What temperature wash?
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I’ve experimented with all of the above and they are all pretty good. The best adhesive I’ve found is Elmers dry mount spray. It fees and sounds a little better. The bottle has the words Spray Adhesive on it.
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I tried using a Pritt stick. It stuck fine. But the double was incredibly stiff as well as thick. I tried flexing the double to see if I could make it more bendy. There was a loud cracking noise and a big section came unstuck. So I assume the rubber cements mentioned above are more flexible!
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So I assume the rubber cements mentioned above are more flexible!

They Are.
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Rubber cement for me. Best by test Smile
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Dry mount tissue.
https://www.drymounttissue.com/product/m......XC3aOdWw


Ringmaster, do you have any tips or suggestions on how to use the dry mount tissue?
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Definitely not Gorilla Glue Smile
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Definitely not Gorilla Glue Smile

Definitely not on your hair.
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I've found glue sticks to be just fine, but.... If you may want to let a spectator handle the card, I strongly suggest going with a gaffed double-facer, single card.
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