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Dnk
16-04-15, 09:40
I'm looking for an adhesive to stick a rubber seal to a painted aluminium tailgate.

The tailgate on my Range Rover was changed by the previous owner and the
rubber seal that runs along the bottom edge needs to be glued to it.

It's been stuck on with an unknown adhesive which hasn't lasted very long
hence i'm looking to remove the seal and redo it.

Any recommendations

j_jza80
16-04-15, 09:47
I would highly recommend Sikaflex products, they do a range so you will need to choose the right one for your application. I used to sell Sikaflex 571 to bathroom installers, and it was in a different league to anything else available.

They have an excellent technical helpline too if you need help choosing. :)

rider
16-04-15, 09:59
Sealant is commonly applied to trim and badges so black silicone in a tube or cartridge would be good. I find though that once the cartridge is opened any remainder cures pretty quickly so its best to get a small tube unless you have lots to get done. the other good thing about using the silicone adhesives is they mould to the parts and can be easily removed at a future point.

Dnk
16-04-15, 10:02
I've been looking at the Sika range but nothing is specifically mentioned for sticking rubber
to a painted surface that i can see.

Their Max tack adhesive says it'll stick almost anything to anything :) and is an instant grab which
i definitely need as i don't want to have to remove the tailgate to do this really

Dnk
16-04-15, 10:03
Pretty sure any silicon type of sealer wont have enough instant grab for what i need. the seal
is a 1m long floppy strip of rubber

rider
16-04-15, 10:05
You'd be surprised. It holds on bits of exterior trim and badges at up to 200mph.

Dr Moz
16-04-15, 10:46
+1 for Sikaflex. It's great stuff.

pedrosixfour
16-04-15, 11:58
U-Pol Tiger Seal PU Adhesive or Wurth Bond & Seal.

Provided you never EVER want to remove said seal.

We use the former to bond Lexan roof panels to safety frames, haven't had one fall of yet and the Lexan would be literally smooth as glass.

The latter would be a pricier version, but very little difference otherwise.

Chris Wilson
16-04-15, 16:59
I have seen this used and it seemed to work well.

http://www.loctite.com.au/new-products-5738.htm

Gaz6002
16-04-15, 17:03
Have you managed to sort it yet, or did you get stuck?

Chris Wilson
16-04-15, 17:07
That's a rather tacky comment... Please adhere to on topic remarks ;)

Dnk
16-04-15, 17:26
Thanks for the input guys, i really want something that if i have too
i can get it off without trashing the seal as you can't get them anymore.

Dnk
16-04-15, 17:27
Have you managed to sort it yet, or did you get stuck?


That's a rather tacky comment... Please adhere to on topic remarks ;)

Keep em coming guys lol

Gaz6002
16-04-15, 17:28
That's a rather tacky comment... Please adhere to on topic remarks ;)

What's it got to do with Uhu?

(this lives in Off Topic, BTW, so fair game)

evinX
16-04-15, 18:00
bodyline polyurethane, very strong stuff, will hold the rubber to aluminium. Can get it from Brown brothers from their bodyline range, or tiger seal.

evinX
16-04-15, 18:02
bodyline polyurethane, very strong stuff, will hold the rubber to aluminium. Can get it from Brown brothers from their bodyline range, or tiger seal.

Just to add, my veilside wing was stuck on with this stuff with no screws/bolts and we had to saw it off!