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Old 21-01-2013, 19:00   #16
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Re: Epoxy/Adhesive for cleats for wall strips

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I see grainger carries hysol, where can I get the plexus? Do you use the marine adhesive?


Yes. It's expensive and hard to find. Hysol is probably just as good. Look for the little gun and buy adhesive cartridges by the box. Get extra mixing wands.
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east coast, it looks like jamestown distributors carries it, I'd have to order and ship -- and yes prep always helps luckily this won't be structural, and I'll do a light sand/acetone before applying

which plexus product do you use?

it looks like the hysol might be a little more economical, but time savings/better product have their own benefits!
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east coast, it looks like jamestown distributors carries it, I'd have to order and ship -- and yes prep always helps luckily this won't be structural, and I'll do a light sand/acetone before applying

which plexus product do you use?

it looks like the hysol might be a little more economical, but time savings/better product have their own benefits!

MA300. For cleats on a glass boat I like to use fiberglass U bar, it's quite cheap and easy to work with. I kerf the vertical sides on a table saw with a thin kerf carbide abrasive blade and a crosscut sled to make it bendy and bond it in place with Plexus. Works great, no wood involved. Make sure you wear a respirator, it's nasty stuff.
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Re: Epoxy/Adhesive for cleats for wall strips

that sounds like a great technique, I was concerned about using the wood cleat because of moisture concerns, tips on a source for the u bars?

Thanks for the advice!
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that sounds like a great technique, I was concerned about using the wood cleat because of moisture concerns, tips on a source for the u bars?

Thanks for the advice!

Sure. This stuff.


Fiberglass U-Shaped Channel Stock - Fiberglass - Grainger Industrial Supply


This technique works great with no prep because Plexus is designed to "weld" together two fiberglass surfaces by re-liquefying them for a chemical bond. So aside from the obvious benefits of having no wood under the paneling to rot, you also get a much better bond. The glass will delam before the bond fails.


I'm sure you can find fiberglass angle stock for much less if you search. I know we don't pay nearly that much, but we make large orders from industrial suppliers.
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Re: Epoxy/Adhesive for cleats for wall strips

If it's smooth gel coat you really need to rough it up good. If bare rough glass just the acetone ought to work....
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PL Premium 3000. Sticks like S*#t to wool blanket.
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