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Old 01-27-2013, 02:31 PM
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Hi All,
I am building a small hatch to hide my switches and fuel dot. I plan on using magnets to hold the hatch shut. What is the best glue to use to glue the magnets in? Epoxy or CA or something else?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:51 PM
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I use epoxy on all my magnet applications. It seems to hold up better than CA and isn't as messy as Gorilla glue.
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I use CA with good luck.
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It sounds like CA or Epoxy works . I went with epoxy and so far so good. Thanks for the input.
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Red Permatex RTV Silicone will hold best and will never vibrate loose.
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I sand the glue side and then use canopy glue, works great.
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From recent experience Stabilit Express.. if you can get a bank loan to afford it
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Jim..I haven't tried anthing yet.... but.... I would rough them up with 80 grit sandpaper on the back and sides and suggest using JB Weld epoxy... you can buy in small tube packs at all hardware stores. This is stuff is absolutely bullet proof.
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