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Post by Graham_U » Wed Feb 02, 2005 16:44

OK so now I want to stick my foam nose bumper, other wise known as half a pool noddle/woggle, to the nose of my techno. Doc. Crash in Boards recommends a contact adhesive, which is not very specific. In the pitcture he uses something out of a tin but I can not make out the label.

Any suggestion? Ideally something that doesn't have a price hike because of an association with Sailing.

I wondered about epoxy or Araldite?SP? But It would seem to me you need something more flexible, but strong and watertight.
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Post by MartinF » Wed Feb 02, 2005 20:58

Dr Crash is right - a contact adhesive would be the best stuff. Comes in the name of "Bostik" or "Evo-Stik" from most hardware store. Epoxy would be too brittle.

Called "contact" adhesive 'cos you slime it on both surfaces to be joined, let it set for 10 mins, bring the two parts together and "CONTACT".

You'll probably find that contact adhesive will become brittle over time (years), but that shouldn't worry you.

Another alternative would be silicon sealant, but would be a dog to remove and clean up should you ever want to do so.
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Post by Ian Long » Wed Feb 02, 2005 22:00

In the past I have had sucess glueing down deck pads with just Neoprene glue if that is any more accessible than contact adhesive.
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Post by Graham_U » Fri Feb 11, 2005 13:17

Evo-stick seems to have worked a treat, even if I ended up concentrated so much on one side of the bumper that the other stuck its self. Much closer to the edge of the deck, so the edge lifter due to the shape, hence it a little less symmetrical, but all seems OK.
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