What Adhesive?

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  1. themountaintiger

    themountaintiger Read Only Funster

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    My door tray from hab door pulled off one day as I used it to close the door on my swift sundance. Ive bought a replacement, but unsure what type of adhesive to use. Can anyone recommend a particular type/brand please.

    Thanks in advance for any responses..
     
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    try no more nails clear

    Try no more nails clear that seems to stick anything.. needs 24 to go off totally, but it works.

    Bob
     
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    It would be handy to know what the two materials are that needed to be bonded togerther?
     
  4. aba

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    just bang a self tapper or 2 in it :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    either the no-nails type stuff or even araldite
    i would avoid any type of superglue as that is really only any good at sticking skin back together.
     
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    I would use sikkaflex. It is a sealant really but will join almost anything.
    The stuff dealers use to stick things on the roof of the motorhome.

    Just used some to fix the handle on the patio doors and you can imagine the pressure it takes opening and closing patio doors. Perfect
    We always take it on holiday:)Smile:) as we usually have to fix something for my sister. We have never been away and not had to use it for something.
     
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    no nails clear will do the job!:BigGrin:


    rolling rolling rolling keep them doggies rolling:Smile:
     
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    Sikaflex for sure. It's what the pros use :thumb:
     
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    Gator Glue
     
  9. Terry

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    It may be too late now but Sikaflex will not stay stuck to plastic :Eeek: plus once a tube is opened it goes off - thereby costing a lot in waste.A quid tube of low modulus silicone will stick to most surfaces including plastic but has low grab properties so needs taping in position until it has gone off -plus you can store it with the nose attached for a few months :thumb:
     
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    ok so my solar panel and my Sat dome are held on with nothing more than sikaflex adhesive why?
     
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    Sikaflex 11FC+ - Multipurpose Adhesive and Joint Sealant, a fantastic product. White now in stock.

    Now with the patented icure system, Sikaflex 11FC+ is even easier to use! Easier to gun out and kinder to the environment the icure system is a big step forward in product development.

    A fantastic product from a great manufacturer, Sikaflex 11FC+ is perfect for a wide variety of applications, whether in the motor vehicle repair market, marine repairs, boatbuilding or general construction. Sikaflex 11FC is easy to use and ensures a great finish.

    Sikaflex 11FC is a one part, gun grade dual purpose adhesive and sealing compound which remains permanently elastic. It's special formulation is based an a moisture cured polyurethane giving it an accelerated curing time.
    As a leading manufacturer of silicone sealants and adhesives, Sika have, over many years become one of the strongest brands on the market with a reputation for high quality, specified products.

    Prices from as low as £8.01 + Vat (The cheapest on the internet!!)

    Please remember that all our prices INCLUDE Vat.

    Box quantity is 12 Per Box. Tube size 300ml
    Applications for Sikaflex 11FC:

    Vertical and Horizontal Joint and Crack Sealing
    Cover Plates, Gaskets, Penetrations
    Duct Work and Ventilation
    Bonding Mouldings, Sills
    Window and Door Frames, Boards
    Bonding and Replacing Roof and Ceiling Tiles
    Caulking Between Panels, Partitions etc...
    Sealing of Reservoirs
    Liquid Containers, Tanks, Silos and Aquariums
    Advantages and Benefits of Sikaflex 11FC:
    Excellent adhesion to most building materials
    Fast cure rate
    High durability
    Great weathering and water resistance
    Seals and Bonds in one
    Suitable for potable water (Drinking Water)
    Application of Sikaflex 11FC+:

    All surfaces should be dry, clean and free from contamination
    Cut nozzle to suit application and apply using a sealant gun
    For sealing: Extrude Sikaflex 11FC+ into the gap, ensuring contact with all surfaces.
    For bonding: Bead as required and press contact surfaces together.
    1 x 310ml tube yields: 4m of a 12 x 12.5mm joint or 15m of a 5mm bead.
    Uksealants are proud to be assosiated with Sika, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sealants and adhesives.

    For more technical information please see technical downloads.
     
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    SIKAFLEX 512 CARAVAN SEALANT & ADHESIVE 300ML

    Sikaflex 512 Caravan is perfect for work on Caravans and Motorhomes!

    Approved by the National Caravan Council Sikaflex 512 Caravan is a fantastic product. Whether you are sticking back down, sealing, bonding or repairing, Sika 512 Caravan is brilliant for internal and external work.

    Colour: White

    Box Quantity: 12

    Advantages & Benefits of using Sikaflex 512 Caravan:

    Bonds & Seals in one
    Creates a strong watertight joint
    Elastic & non Shrink
    Bonds dissimilar materials (Glass, Metal, Wood, GRP, Plastics etc...)
    National Caravan Council Approved
     
  13. Terry

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    Because that's what they used to stick it with

    It used to say OXO on buses but they never sold them :BigGrin:From above ten yrs experience I have tried all sorts and yes Sikaflex is very good and does stick but after a while it lets go of plastic :Wink: Hence lots of plastic roof lights leak etc,:Wink:
    I use a combination of both Sikaflex (type) and GP Mastic just to make sure :thumb: Try asking any of the builders for something that will stick plastic to ali fibreglass etc and they all take a Sharpe intake of breath and give you Sikaflex type.If you are sticking plastic to plastic then use either low mod silicon or a plastic weld stuff :thumb:The placcy weld is best by far but both awkward to use /finish well
    terry
    edit when something is stuck it should stay stuck
     
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    Paul give me a reminder of this in 7/8 years time when your seams/roof lights need resealing :Wink:
    terry
    Edit I should also add that on converting my van I used 72 tubes of Sikaflex type adhesive heehee but anywhere it looked like it could leak got the extra GP mastic as well BTW nothing has fell off yet !
     
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    What adhesive

    Rapid set from Wickes etc comes in 2 parts,glue which you apply press together surfaces,then use spray can to quicken reaction time and 10 seconds later job done,just reseal tins and ready for next job used by double glazing firms,kitchen fitters etc :thumb:
     
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    do you know what? Actually I can.

    I fitted 2 roof lights back in 2005 having replaced the ones that were solid with mini Heikis. You could look through my blog to the "let there be light post". I still see the van regulally and there is no leaking at all. The only time it leaked was the day after when I had missed a bit.
    So put that in ya pipe nah nah nah nah nah. :Wink:

    My point is that your post made it sound as if I and the other poster that had recommend Sikaflex were somehow wrong. Wrong we are not, you simply recommend something you choose, there is no problem with that, but to suggest what we would prefer is wrong is incorrect, different yes, wrong no. :Smile:

    BTW, you could just follow me for another 6 years and have yourself a new solar panel and Camos dome when it falls off. Having taken it off my last van, I can assure you adhesive it is.
     
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    Err, we have Mark of CLS fame coming tomorrow to do a job. Can ask him if ya like. (Swift accredited and all that jazz)
     
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    Go back and read my post again Paul I did not say or imply you were wrong in recommending Sikaflex.I simply stated a fact that it lets go after a while and that it goes off (over night) once opened.:Eeek: It is much cheaper to use low mod silicon for sticking plastic at a quid a go (opposed to 7/8 quid) with the benefit of you can use it again several weeks/months after :thumb:Indeed my own van is literally stuck with a Sikaflex alternative (£2 a tube x 72:Wink:) I too would have stuck on your panel and dome :BigGrin: but I also recommend you keep an eye open for any slight cracks around the sticking points :thumb:I can assure you that Sikaflex will not stick Fibreglass to Alloy for long or plastic to plastic when any movement is involved or indeed the sun-I found this out on previous vans.:Wink:
    terry
     
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    sorry, must of mis read it then, Im sure your first line states it wont stay stuck to plastic,?
    My reply was simple, Sikaflex says it does :Smile:
     
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    Would this be the Swift who's floors rot, who's doors fail, who's beds collapse ?

    Good accreditation then.
     
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