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schoolsout2

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body panel adhesive
« on: November 09, 2011, 04:01:47 PM »
The sorage bay doors on our Fleetwood Pace Arrow have a "skin" glued on to a frame.  I am repairing a storage bay door and need to re-glue the panel onto the frame.  Any suggestions on what type of adhesive to use?
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jtstromsburg

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Re: body panel adhesive
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 05:37:07 PM »
Not sure of a plain adhesive, but I used to work at Fastenal and sold a tape made by 3M.  It was called VHB tape and is used to skin semi trailers that don't use rivets.  Amazingly strong.  I'm sure you can purchase some on-line, but if I remember, it's a bit pricey.

hope that helps
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Re: body panel adhesive
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 05:43:33 PM »
Is the "skin" plywood backed Filon and is the frame aluminum?  If so, a high grade construction adhesive should do the trick - IF there is some sort of trim that runs around the edges.  The trick is to make sure air (wind) can't get under the edges and lift it once glued down.
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Re: body panel adhesive
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 06:04:44 PM »
When I glued my Filon to my entry door frame and foam, the recommended adhesive was Stabond E-183. It is basically a contact type cement, but unlike regular contact cement, sunlight and heat is not supposed to effect it. Problem is that it was somewhere close to $200 for a gallon after shipping costs. If you are on the west coast, or know someone that is that's headed your way, you're more than welcome to the 3/4 of a gallon I have left.
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schoolsout2

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Re: body panel adhesive
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 07:00:14 PM »
This is needed to glue the aluminum skin to the aluminum frame.  $200 a gallon HOLY @#$%^&
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Re: body panel adhesive
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 08:10:54 PM »
3M makes an assortment of adhesives for this, but most of them are designed for industrial application. You need something you can squeeze out of a standard caulking gun.

Check out some of these:
http://www1.mscdirect.com/eCommerce/NavigationServlet/Fasteners-Adhesives/Adhesives-Tape-Hook-Loop/Glue-Caulk-Sealants-Adhesives/_/N-1z13u7oZ77dvv?refinement=4291455271&searchandizedOk=Y
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schoolsout2

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Re: body panel adhesive
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 02:42:12 PM »
Thanks all I found some at a good local auto parts store, not the chain stores.  They also made me a spray can of matching paint.
Dave and Sue Fullerman
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