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Old 01-18-2021, 10:42 AM
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Default Another Vote For Clickbond

I also have used the Clickbond cable tie mounts and Clickbond two part methyl methacrylate adhesive, with good results, on both RV fiberglass and aluminum parts.

They are more expensive than consumer level products, but are used in the aerospace industry and are designed to not come loose once bonded to a properly prepared surface. The product instructions say to prepare the surface by scuffing and wiping with alcohol or equivalent solvent.
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:53 AM
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Between 30 and 40-years ago, we were using Loctite Depend to glue down aluminum tie anchors to aluminum. Typically scuff with sandpaper and clean with alcohol and they were extremely strong. Loctite Depend is on the expensive side but hard to beat strength wise.
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:59 AM
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I''ve been using a rim of two-part epoxy around the edge of the squares and make sure the sticky part itself is 3M adhesive. It runs between 15F and 30F in my hangar these days so I need something that will set up in cold temps.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:02 AM
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JB Weld right on the 3M adhesive pad
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:09 AM
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E6000 is what I'm using. Works very well.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:50 AM
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E6000 just a little dab works great.
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Old 01-18-2021, 12:05 PM
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Old 01-18-2021, 12:26 PM
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One solution that I used but hasn't been mentioned yet is using the clips that come with a center countersunk hole. I mount the clip with the included tape, and then drill the hole and use a pulled flat head rivet to be sure it stays in place. So far these have held solidly.
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 330Jock View Post
OK, what are you guys using to glue the little squares for zip ties for hoses or wires inside of aircraft? And, do you need to sand down to raw aluminum to make it stick?
MS35206 Pan Head Phillips Machine Screws + Tyton Cable Tie Anchor Mounts
I guess I am influenced by my day job where stick-on wire attachments are forbidden.
No sanding required to make it stick, just a locknut.
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:27 PM
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