Repairing tambour #7
I put the cement on the cloth first. It is important to let the contact cement on both the cloth and the slats get tacky -- about 15 minutes -- before joining them. Get the big can of contact cement...the little jars with the dauber lid don't have the horsepower you'll need for this job. The 40-cent foam brushes work great for this; one brush lasted through three tambour repairs.