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Panel Adheasives

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by BKinzey, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. BKinzey

    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    Can't weld so I'm looking for reccommendations on specific panel adheasives to use.

    I've got a few rust through spots in the floorboards that I want to patch. The floor will be covered so it doesn't have to be perfect seams. I plan to use pop rivets to hold the panel in place.

    Also is it better to attach a panel on the exterior or interior of the floorboards or does it really matter?
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Fusor and 3M's offering seem to be the most popular...

    trim your rusty areas back.. overlap your patches 3/4" to an inch.. put plenty of adhesive, so it oozes out everywhere.. remove excess.. easier to just patch from the inside.. drag a brush over your seams afterward, top and bottom, to seal it up...
     
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    g_mo 1/2 ton status

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    I Was Wondering About These Products Myself. I Guy In Our Body Shop Said It Isn't A Good Sustitute For Welding Because It Will Eventually Come Loose From Vibration.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Eh, I haven't played with em much when it comes to bodywork.. mostly boats.. I do like the corrosion resistence built into the product.. i take every precaution when welding patches, cut to fit, weldthru primer, etc, but you never know...

    They make some incredible urethanes/epoxies nowadays.. work really well, but many have a "replacement life" to them.... I know there are some in the marine industry that have 5 to 7 yr time till they need to be redone.. The Fusor seems to be the most often used in automotive, many, many panels are glued nowadays, factory and repair...
     
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    fusor: if preped right no worries
     
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    SEMS patch panel adhesives. i use them all the time at the shop, most commonly for attaching aluminum blocks to the inside of a front cap for support to the chassis. once its on, its NOT coming off. supposed to have a 5 min working time, mispositioned one once, and at 10 minutes it tried to pull it off. ended up tearing a hole in the fiberglass cap to get it off.
     

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