1). How hard is it to use the MIDY Systems COOL bonding system?

  • Actually it’s very easy. The instructions are simple, and you do not need any type equipment experience to use the COOL system. BUT, if after looking at these Q&A’s, you still are having issue’s, call us! CALL 931-222-5105 Monday – Friday, 7AM to 7PM CST, we are here to help!!

2). The bonded seam did not work. The adhesive seems to have given away. What happened?

  • Really it depends on the material. Each type of material is a little different, and the process is different.
    • A.) One general answer, calls for a couple of questions.
      • a.) First, are you using a Skiver to prepare the surface? Answer; Any equipment used that is not part of our system. We can not guarantee. The only suggestions we would offer is, check your abrasive disc. It may need to be replaced.
      • b.) Second, have you replaced the MIDY Adhesive with another adhesive or brand? Answer; If you have substituted a different type or brand adhesive, you need to order the MIDY Adhesive. We do guarantee it to work.
  • B.) Rubber material (Habasit HAT-8P, MAT-02H and like rubber materials): It is the hardest to bond, and the process needs to be followed very close. We suggest the first thing to do is, try several trial/sample bonding’s on a table, not in the equipment, until you get a good feel of making bonds with the rubber material. The bonding system does work, we have done many, many bonds on the rubber material successfully. In fact on all materials, we suggest making trial/sample bonding’s to get the feel of doing them.
  • C.) If you have been doing the bonding with no problem’s until now, there are a couple of things that could help.
    • a.) How old is the MIDY Adhesive you are using? Try a fresh bottle of MIDY Adhesive. Once opened, shelf life is about one year, give and take on how you have used it, how long it has been open while bonding, etc. These factors affect shelf life.
    • b.) Has the MIDY Adhesive been contaminated, by not cleaning the brush after each application? If there is a chance the adhesive has been contaminated, try an unopened bottle of the MIDY Adhesive.
    • c.) After you have applied the adhesive, and you move the bonding swing plate over the material. When you “tightened” the bonding swing plate on the rubber material, did you over tighten it? In the instruction sheet for the rubber material step 5 says,“Make sure the plate is as level as possible. Snug the wingnut’s, till you begin to feel a slight resistance, then 1/4” turn more, NO MORE! It only needs to have a very little pressure on the material to bond, it is more to just keep it in place and not moveable.”.
    • d.) If these answers do not solve your issues, please call us at, 931-222-5105 Monday-Friday, 7AM to 7PM, CST. We will help you to get things worked out, so the MIDY System is working for you. That is our guarantee!
  • D.) Polyester material,(Habasit F-1, MAM-5P and other like materials) Seldom are there any issues in bonding polyester material.
  • If you are using a skiver, check your abrasive disc. It may need to be replaced.
    • a.) With our system, make sure you are sanding the polyester material, as the instructions give and show.
      • 1.) “Put the end through the plate 1/4”.”.
      • 2.) “Tighten the left swing plate down.”.
      • 3.) “Using the sanding block, sand the material to the point there is only gray showing. Be careful NOT to go to far through the gray though, just till it is all gray. So no black spots, or green are showing.”.
      • 4.) Make sure both tapes are square and straight with the JIG guide lines, and there is 1/16” of gray between the green of the two tape ends.
      • 5.) This process must be followed. Otherwise there could be black material showing, and that material can cause you problems bonding. If what you see is all gray, and you have not sanded to deep, you will have no problems.
    • b.) If by a slim chance an end edge does not bond, you can use the MIDY Adhesive brushing a very small amount into the open end. Then, place it back under the bonding swing plate, letting it set 5 minutes. You may need to do a little extra sanding to smooth the bond, but that should correct the issue. If it doesn’t, you will need to make another bond completely. The sanding may be not be flat and smooth.
  • E.) Cloth Material: The only issue we have seen is, using to much MIDY Adhesive. It can cause the material to adhere to the MIDY JIG, then tear as you try to remove it. You ONLY need just enough on the cloth material to make the cloth shiny. Then as the instructions say, “Brush a layer of adhesive,(so you can see it, but not running all over the place, more is NOT better.), just so the material is shiny. Carefully observe, because some of the adhesive will soak into the cloth.”. Then it says, “About 1 minute after bonding, loosen the bonding plate just enough to slide the MIDY Adhesive Stripper over the top, and under the tape material. After you have slid the stripper between the tape material and the metal of the JIG, re-snug the bonding plate. Keep the bonding plate tight and closed for, 15 minutes.”.
  • F.) Plastic Material: Actually we have not had any issues in bonding of plastic, in the testing and research we have done. But if any issues do arise, please contact us immediately! We will find the solution, guaranteed!
  • These are the materials we have tested, and used. As we see other materials in the market, we will test and bond, to find the perfect solution for those materials. Or as we get requests for the bonding of other materials, we will test and put on the market the solution we find that works with that material. Then announce it on our website, your email, or snail mail if we have it. Also we will add that material to the questions and answer page here.

3). The MIDY JIG base plate, and bonding plate seems to be getting MIDY Adhesive build up what can I do?

  • A.) Make sure you use the included wax paper both under and on top of the tape ends you are bonding. If you have dropped some adhesive on the base plate, you can use finger nail polish remover to clean it also.
  • B.) The base plate, swing plates, and the bonding plate are coated with a wax release com- pound. After much use you may need to re-coat the base plate, and bonding plate. If you desire you can also re-coat the outside swing plates, but it is not necessary. Unless, you are making bonds in the swing plate also.
  • C.) If you re-coat the metal, we suggest HF Staples and Co, the Crystal Clear Paste Wax (or as their website has it, Bowling Alley Wax). Or any other of paste wax, that has as much Carnauba wax possible in it. The great thing is, you can use it on your wood work or you car, too!!!

4). The cap/brush on the MIDY Adhesive, will not shut, or screw down tight, what’s wrong?

  • A.) As noted in the instructions, “NOTE: Clean MIDY Adhesive bottle top, and brush after you are finished applying adhesive!!”. Make sure the bottle cap, and brush are wiped after each time you have used it. As the old saying goes, cleanliness is next to Godliness!!

5). Why can’t I cut a straight and smooth cut, on the rubber material?

  • A.) The bonding swing plate you are using to hold the material ends, may be to loose. You want it snug, but not tight.
  • B.) The bonding swing plate clamping the material ends, may be to tight, making it tilted.
  • C.) The bonding swing plate is not level with the Jig plate. It needs to be as level as possible when you use your finger to press the top of the plate down, preparing to cut the material
  • D.) You may not be putting enough finger pressure to hold down the top of the swing plate, to keep a steady pressure evenly on the materials.
    • a.) This applies to all question five’s answers, from the instructions,: “Tighten the bottom of bonding swing plate over the two ends of the tape material, to the point where if you push down the top of the swing plate, it makes the two tapes, steady and they do not move.”. Again practice makes perfect. Take some used, old “like” material and practice putting the material in under the swing plate, tightening the lower wingnut, and applying finger pressure on the top of the swing plate.
    • There is a picture (number 3) in the instructions showing exactly where to tighten and use your finger pressure. Also, make sure the swing plate is flat, before you start to tighten the lower wingnut. When you do tighten the lower wingnut, snug it down to where the top of the swing plate is above the material about 1/8”. Then apply finger pressure. That should make the material solid and steady to cut. But if it doesn’t, play with it to find your “sweet“ point to accomplish the swing plate being solid and steady for cutting. You can do it!

6.) How do I change the sandpaper on the sanding cartridge?

  • A.) It is hot glued on the cartridge. Tear the old sandpaper off, hot glue another piece of 60 grit sandpaper on the cartridge, and trim down. It’s done. But if you desire, we sell the cartridges with sandpaper on-line. You may want to get a three pack, so when needed you don’t have to change out the sandpaper at the time you need to change tapes. Then change the sandpaper at your leisure.

Note: The above questions and answers are based on extensive research and testing. MIDY Solutions reserves the right to make changes with no prior notice, and refuses all claims arising from such changes. Any item is subject to change without any notice.

But we will try to keep the website up to date, with any other questions that may arise in the future. We may also from time to time, improve the MIDY System, so make sure to either send your email, snail mail address, or just continue to check the website. We will announce any changes, and try to keep you informed.

Again if all else fails, and you continue to have issues bonding your tape material’s. Don’t throw the MIDY System Kit away! Call us we are here to help you!! We have researched the system and it WORK’S, let us help you “fix” it.

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