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kaddy
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Adhesive

Post by kaddy » 24th June 2020 - 3:11pm

A question to the knowledgeable :thumbsup:

Whats your best adhesive of choice for attaching hood rubber and engine rubber seals.

I have used Tek 7 on bothe. But I am not entirely happy with it. It seems weak if exposed

to the least amount of contact after its set. Already while fitting the front wings

it has come away from its seating. And any attempt at an appropriate adhesive from local motor factors

has been met with a rabbit in the headlamps stare........Blank.

Thanks in anticipation :thumbsup:

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Re: Adhesive

Post by 937carrera » 24th June 2020 - 5:53pm

Have you tried spray on carpet adhesive ?

Try not to be messy with it :)
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Re: Adhesive

Post by kaddy » 24th June 2020 - 9:44pm

I have tried contact adhesive, but that was a useless result. I normally put on a nice bead of Tek 7,

onto one surface only, and then attach whatever I am sticking. Other materials ,but not rubber until now.

And i was not impressed now when I tried the seals. I took a different approach today. I put down a light bead on both rubber seal

and metal. I then spread the bead on both surfaces, and then left to dry for about 5-10 minutes. Very slightly tacky to the touch.
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Then I placed both surfaces together. It seemed to be a big improvement, but I will leave it overnight and check tomorrow.

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Re: Adhesive

Post by kaddy » 25th June 2020 - 9:33am

Just for the record,

The application to both pieces, with a 5-10 minute interval before final application,
worked a treat.

The seal appears to be firmly held now, and would take a bit of force to move it.

Success.. :thumbsup:

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Re: Adhesive

Post by broady_6 » 25th June 2020 - 11:21pm

I used to use permetex, which is good. But I found 3M weather strip adhesive to be bang on
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Re: Adhesive

Post by kaddy » 26th June 2020 - 12:22am

I read good reports on the 3m Weatherstrip adhesive, and thats what I went looking for in the local
motorfactors. But they never heard of it.

So i will be sourcing an online supplier for the future.

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