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Fiberglass Bonding Adhesive

Is there a strong Fiberglass Bonding adhesive like "vett panel adhesive" in a tube that can used in a standard caulk gun?

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Yes there is, problem is I don't know what it is. When we toured the Vette factory in Bowling Green I saw them using an adhesive in an air powered gun. It didn't seem to be a two part adhesive, but it could have been.

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Is there a strong Fiberglass Bonding adhesive like "vett panel adhesive" in a tube that can used in a standard caulk gun?

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3M's '5200' works very well for bonding fg. I use it frequently. It is a single part polyurethane adhesive available in the standard caulking gun size and also in smaller tubes. I have seen it in Home Depot, hardware stores and all marine stores.
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I'll check out the 3M 5200. I'm attaching some flares. Not glassed in smooth but the riveted on look. I'll bond them on first then attach rivets.

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It's pretty aggressive. Don't expect to seperate the fg easily once the 5200 has set up.
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Hi,as noted in previous posts,3M 5200 is great,BUT,it will take 3 to 5 days to set up,once set up,you will NOT be able to remove the bonded part,without breaking the fiberglass. tape around where youre going to use it,you DO NOT want excess 5200 weeping out,clean up with acetone.
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Hi,as noted in previous posts,3M 5200 is great,BUT,it will take 3 to 5 days to set up,once set up,you will NOT be able to remove the bonded part,without breaking the fiberglass. tape around where youre going to use it,you DO NOT want excess 5200 weeping out,clean up with acetone.
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Any questions about fiberglass or vetts should be directed to "SHINE" he's specialized in only them and is much sought after for restos throughout the country,hes a member and extremly knowlageable. Warning :he has no tolarence for stupid questions L.O.L.
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I'll check out the 3M 5200. I'm attaching some flares. Not glassed in smooth but the riveted on look. I'll bond them on first then attach rivets.

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If you are using rivets is it necessary to use a strong adhesive?
A good sealant might be enough.
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If you are using rivets is it necessary to use a strong adhesive?
A good sealant might be enough.
The rivets are for show. Not function.
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Any questions about fiberglass or vetts should be directed to "SHINE" he's specialized in only them and is much sought after for restos throughout the country,hes a member and extremely knowledgeable. Warning :he has no tolerance for stupid questions L.O.L.
Maybe I'll save my questions for him as a last resort then...
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As Bob mentioned it can take a long time to set up but it depends greatly on the thickness of the amount you have on the part and the humidity in the air, the cure is moisture driven. A tip to hurry the cure along is once you have everything clamped in position, cleaned up excess and tape removed you can spray a light, mist coat of water on the area.

This will speed up the cure and skin over the outside so you will at least avoid getting it on your clothes, and I can tell you for sure that once it is on your clothes it will NEVER come off. A guy once told me that everyone who uses this stuff should have a note from their mother! There is also a fast cure 5200 available that cures in less time if you can find it.

To remove it I usually use a razor blade and slice it off, there is a product available that is supposed to remove it but I have had limited success with it.

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Xylol will remove it as long as it has not dried, once it has dried only time will remove it from skin. This stuff is in the polyurethane glue family, same as Gorilla Glue or like products.

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I don't really have anything to add to this post. But I do have to say,that black vette in 71vette's reply is the baddest car I think I've ever seen!!
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I don't really have anything to add to this post. But I do have to say,that black vette in 71vette's reply is the baddest car I think I've ever seen!!
I thought so too. That's why I'm going to clone it. I think PPG makes a satin clear that won't get shiny when rub it.
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