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Which adhesive?

Post by dfarr67 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:58 pm

Need to glue a timing point to an alum timing cover- timing cover has no provision for pointer and cannot bolt on conventional timing pointer to perimeter bolts (SBC gen1). What would you use?

Rough up bonding surface and:

-JB weld
-windshield urethane
-body joint adhesive
-Ford/International grey silicone

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by cgarb » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:15 pm

Whatever they use to glue on quarter panels on cars...you will rip the metal before it comes off. Some kind of epoxy.

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by hoodeng » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:39 pm

There are two that i use , 'JB weld' plastic weld is very good , another is 'Maxlok MX/T6 , this is the stuff Harley Davidson use to glue plastic oil guides inside their aluminium alloy primary covers,nothing moves after this stuff is used.
The Harley part number for the adhesive is 11100088 there is also a caulk gun adaptor kit 11100075 that is used to mix the stuff.

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by mag2555 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:25 am

I used JB to do the exact same thing ( Aluminum to Aluminum) 30 years ago and it's still on the motor!

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by Headguy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:53 am

cgarb wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Whatever they use to glue on quarter panels on cars...you will rip the metal before it comes off. Some kind of epoxy.
Bingo.. a thixotropic adhesive should work. Most panel bonding adhesives work. 3m Sem Devcon etc

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by dfarr67 » Sun May 27, 2018 2:29 pm

Ended up with JB Marine weld- after a few hours tab sagged into balancer- went old school :(
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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by Fireonthemountain » Sun May 27, 2018 9:00 pm

E6000 seems to be impressive on grabbing onto many things and is a rubber like flexible glue. It is self leveling and takes 24-72 hours to fully dry. Comes in black, white, and clear.

http://thematking.com/business_industry ... ctions.htm

Fun to play with. Glues most things to most things and even works on clothes patches that holds up to a washing machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgmfzeJtkXo

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by dfarr67 » Mon May 28, 2018 10:42 am

Planned ahead the best I could- with it not working to my satisfaction, it is very limited what I can get reasonably priced around here.

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by Fireonthemountain » Mon May 28, 2018 11:45 am

dfarr67 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:42 am
Planned ahead the best I could- with it not working to my satisfaction, it is very limited what I can get reasonably priced around here.
The E6000 is found in many stores, and usually in the crafts sections of Walmart, Target, etc. Also on Ebay and probably Amazon. A large tube, at 3.7 ounces is under $10. Does not like heat, gasoline or toluene, or UV rays, but is paintable in the first 24 hours, for protection. Water, oil, and antifreeze proof once dried, or so they claim.

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by Headguy » Mon May 28, 2018 12:03 pm

Your first responder is what you need to do!. Find some panel bond and don't look back.

Press it on tight, squeeze the unused stuff out from underneath. All you need is enough to barely cover the part. A pea size is sufficient. You will have to ruin the part to pull it off. Don't use a cheap product. Use the right product. Save yourself the time.

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by dfarr67 » Mon May 28, 2018 12:33 pm

While the indicator is not as pretty as I would like- at least since it is physically bolted to the timing cover bolt- it isn't going anywhere.

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Re: Which adhesive?

Post by Fireonthemountain » Mon May 28, 2018 1:02 pm

dfarr67 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:33 pm
While the indicator is not as pretty as I would like- at least since it is physically bolted to the timing cover bolt- it isn't going anywhere.
That works, and easier to remove, if need be than some adhesives.

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