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Ellis



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject: Which adhesive? Reply with quote

I'm about to start soundproofing my old 2a Land Rover and I've had the materials "in stock" for some time - sound absorbent grey carpet, some double sided aluminium foil called Silent Coat and some adhesive rubberised black foam claimed to have been used by the Russian Navy. The latter has a curious smell. I did consider using Dynamat or it's competitors but the cost is not really justifiable.

Which adhesive do you recommend I use?
Dunlop Thiofix used to be my favourite but it's now made by somebody else.
I have no confidence in the water based aerosol adhesives on the inside of the roof although they are adequate for horizontal or vertical surfaces for the hard top sides.

That leaves Evo Stick in either Instant or Time Bond varieties unless somebody can suggest something equal or even better.

Any suggestions everybody?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use the cheapest contact adhesive you can get, its a mature product patents ran out years ago so don't pay for a premium"brand"

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about using some heavy duty double sided tape?

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Ellis



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All suggestions are welcomed gentlemen but from experience I don't want to use the currently much advertised one in orange packaging imported from the USA - you all know the one I mean.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ellis wrote:
All suggestions are welcomed gentlemen but from experience I don't want to use the currently much advertised one in orange packaging imported from the USA - you all know the one I mean.
Don't think anyone was suggesting that Rolling Eyes

Just nip down to Screwfix, Toolstation or even B&Q, and buy a pot of unbranded contact adhesive, the formula is not proprietary these days, so dont be wasting your hard earned cash on a branded product!

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Ellis



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:


Just nip down to Screwfix, Toolstation or even B&Q, and buy a pot of unbranded contact adhesive, the formula is not proprietary these days, so dont be wasting your hard earned cash on a branded product!

Dave


Good suggestion, thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.screwfix.com/p/nemesis-spray-contact-adhesive-clear-500ml/8064p

What about that Ellis?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevin2306 wrote:
https://www.screwfix.com/p/nemesis-spray-contact-adhesive-clear-500ml/8064p

What about that Ellis?

Kev


Thank you Kev2306

A trip to Screwfix in Bangor tomorrow, Toolstation is right next door.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ellis wrote:
kevin2306 wrote:
https://www.screwfix.com/p/nemesis-spray-contact-adhesive-clear-500ml/8064p

What about that Ellis?

Kev


Thank you Kev2306

A trip to Screwfix in Bangor tomorrow, Toolstation is right next door.

I know that Screwfix well, just off the A5 as you come down the hill into Bangor Smile
Daughter was a student there for 4 years!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Sikaflex chum. Cheers, Tony.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Alpha Thixofix, for a short while I worked part time for a specialist vehicle builder and Thixofix is what they used for roof linings and internal trim etc. It widely available on line and not that expensive.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off topic I know, but Toolstation seem to have a policy of opening their new stores as close as possible to existing Screwfix branches. Screwfix sent me a 10% off voucher in the post the other day, but for most stuff I bet Toolstation would still be cheaper... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After six visits to Screwfix for various items, I've come away with what I needed only once.

Cheers, Topny.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ellis

Dont know if this is all too late but I have sourced 3 of the U shaped plastic protectors you were after.

Give me a shout

Kevin
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