f80s to sika or not to sika (1 Viewer)

Jul 21, 2015
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just taken delivery of fiamma f80s and fitting brackets for 2020 ducato pvc. Fitting instructions for brackets ( 3) show bead of sika 252 but also included are three selfadhesive rubber strips that match the area to be glued. The awning is held in place on the three lugs provided on the roof and sits on a rubber strip at the back. Does it need the sika 252 to safely secure it....any previous experience would be welcomed.
 
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If I have understood your post the supplied strips are to fill the gap between the awning case and bodywork thus preventing rain water from entering into your awning space then I would say the sika bead is not required.
I would be using sika to seal the fixings to the bodywork to prevent water ingress into the van.
 
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I just bolted the brackets to the lugs on the roof, no need for sealant as you are not putting any holes in the van . You should have a foam strip that fits between the brackets to stop any water coming off the van roof .
 
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Jul 21, 2015
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I just bolted the brackets to the lugs on the roof, no need for sealant as you are not putting any holes in the van . You should have a foam strip that fits between the brackets to stop any water coming off the van roof .
great thanks thats what i hoped . probably easier to line up . yes the foam strip came in the pack . Just need a strong couple of lads to lift it onto the brackets!!!
 
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Jul 21, 2015
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no sika...awning fitted tested and Mrs W happy. Looks great. Two hours work 5 quid 4 metre 2 by 1 baton lined everything up and help from No1 son lifting cassette onto roof did job perfectly. I love fiamma products.
 
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