OK Steve, now I get what your saying. After having taken apart and repadding a couple instruments, some shellac and some hot glue, as well as redoing a couple of my own hot glued pads, I can see the difference. The glue I am using seems to hold fine, but easily scrapes out of the cup with a screwdriver. The pads on the B&H were glued in with some translucent glue that took quite an effort at removing(a dental pick worked best). Nasty stuff, I'm glad my glue doesn't do that. I got a tube of Micro Pad and cork adhesive in a lot auction, just wondering if the stuff is worth keeping around in my case for emergency repairs. I am using standard contact adhesive for cork, so I really don't need it for anything. Just curious if it is actually usefull for much of anything.