Step 4: Glueing the plate to the stand.
Place the styrene over the stand, mine was a nice fit, so I was able to position the stand just right before gluing. On the front I decided to glue on a nice section of leather to prevent the stand from scratching the back of the iPad.
I use hot glue a lot on this project, I knew it was the safest glue for using with gadgets, super glue can leave fume marks, and epoxy resin can leave residue.
- Once you have the stand wedged how you want it, cover up the back and gaps with masking tape, this will stop the glue escaping out the back
- Using a glue gun you can inject the hot glue into and around the metal stand, fill up the gaps and get a good seal, quickly while the hot glue is till hot place the leather on the front.
- Once set, I then ran more hot glue around the edge of the leather.
- You can peal off the masking tape a little, and fill in any gaps from the other side also, recover with masking tape to shape the hot glue.