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    Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    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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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    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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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    I use CA with good luck.
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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    It sounds like CA or Epoxy works . I went with epoxy and so far so good. Thanks for the input.
    Jim

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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    Red Permatex RTV Silicone will hold best and will never vibrate loose.
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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets


    ORIGINAL: tevans55

    Red Permatex RTV Silicone will hold best and will never vibrate loose.
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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    I sand the glue side and then use canopy glue, works great.
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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    From recent experience Stabilit Express.. if you can get a bank loan to afford it
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    RE: Gluing Rare Earth Magnets

    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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