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Old 01-27-2021, 06:40 PM
Brian Perry Brian Perry is offline
 
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I used PTM&W ES6247 two-part adhesive to stick my static ports to the inner fuselage skin. It is pricey stuff but I also used it in various other places like sticking on the NACA vents and to bond the fiberglass to the canopy plexiglass and aluminum. I tested the bond with two scrap pieces of aluminum and was unable to pull them apart without totally mangling the 0.040 thick pieces.
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Old 01-27-2021, 07:09 PM
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When people mention the RTV adhesive is that the black RTV adhesive silicone. If so, I have some and will likely try it tonight.

Report on its success pending!
Yes, the black RTV works great. I was told by VANS that the Red RTV is a bit better since it is a bit acidy and does not dry hard. But the Red due to being acidy is also corrosive but as I understand it only for the duration that is curing.
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Old 01-28-2021, 06:28 AM
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I plan on using the clear, electrical friendly, adhesive silicone that I used to seal the elevator trim servo connector. Seems better to use this than mixing up another batch of pro seal.
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:50 AM
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As a new builder I get very confused as to when to use the various different adhesives/sealants. Added to that every person has personal preferences from experience, accessibility and budget. Anyone know of a guide to the uses and properties of products like pro seal, jb weld, RTV silicone, epoxy, etc.
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:58 AM
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As a new builder I get very confused as to when to use the various different adhesives/sealants. Added to that every person has personal preferences from experience, accessibility and budget. Anyone know of a guide to the uses and properties of products like pro seal, jb weld, RTV silicone, epoxy, etc.
This article is on sealants. Not exactly adhesives. Yes personal opinion and preferences plays into it a lot. I used JB weld for my Cleveland static port. I use it a lot however not where flexing is a concern.

https://www.kitplanes.com/best-practices-sealants/
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Old 01-30-2021, 03:46 PM
frankedressel@gmail.com frankedressel@gmail.com is offline
 
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Default 3M Automotive Trim Adhesive maybe

I'm going to try 3M Automotive Trim Adhesive to glue the Cleaveland static ports to the aluminum skin. I've used it before to fix some automotive exterior trim and its years old and still holding, even going through automatic car washes. I got a new tube, scuffed some aluminum and a similar sized steel washer, cleaned with acetone and applied the cement then held it with tape. After 24 hours--recommended full cure time, I couldn't pull the washer off with my hands. I'm sure I can break it free with a hammer and cold chisel but hope my airplane never gets that treatment. Don't know if it is paintable but it was easy to clean up edges before securing with tape. Just a suggestion
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