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You will then need to cut a piece of cork to the correct size. Do this with a razor knife and be as precise as possible.
Next, run a bead of contact cement around the joint. Carefully put the cork on the joint and hold in place with rubber bands.
Allow to dry ONE HOUR!
Next, use fine sandpaper to sand down the cork until it fits “dry” with no cork grease 1/2 way into the joint. Once you have the 1/2 way dry fit, put plenty of cork grease on the cork and work the pieces together. Take them apart and repeat putting on grease and working them together. This is almost always needed to get a correct fit.
contact cement. to glue cork in place.
As for thickness. You should probably start with 3/64” thick as that is the most common thickness.
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