Originally Posted by treeman
Thanks for the reply. I would definetly prefer a more permanent solution and have no reason to disassemble the glass from the stainless. I did think about 5200 but I have read 5200 is not compatible with stainless steel? I sent an email
to 3m to see what they say.
Will 5200 bond to smooth surfaces such as glass?
Thanks for any more input.
The short answer is I really don't know. Sending an email to 3M is a good idea. The technical departments are a good knowledge base. It may also e worth looking up Sikaflex. Their web page has detailed aplication data for their products try Sikaflex 291.
You may find it difficult to find a manufacturer that will endorse their product for your application. Stainless steel forms an oxide layer that is very difficult to bond. On the bright side you have an application that does not require great strength, with only a small pressure differential an a relativly large bonding area.
Yacht transducers (about 4 feet below the waterline ) in SS would be bonded to Fiberglass
, Aluminium or Steel typically with Sikaflex 291 (but manly because 5200 would make them impossible to remove), there is a mecanicanical connection as well, but if they leak the yacht typically sinks.