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Glue advice for fixing roof lining.

Discussion in 'General' started by acarmody, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. acarmody

    acarmody Donati..Whoa Green

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    So I've cleaned the roof board and I have my foam backed material. Now I need advice on glue.

    I got 1 litre of Selley Kiwk Grip waterbased contact adhesive (not spray). Did you guy who have done it, apply some on both surfaces, let tack, and push together? Or did you only apply glue to the cardboard? Just let it stay wet and put together, and let dry over a day?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers guys.
     
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    ephect Donating Member

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    I used a spray glue, both sides, let it tack then apply. I did it myself and rolled the material around a broom handle so I could control when it touched the cardboard and stretch it at the same time. Fiddly but managed to get it smooth. I also used a small paint roller to smooth out over without leaving any deep impressions like finger marks.
     
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    same here , very carefully sprayed then used a small paint roller to smooth it out , been fine for a about a year so far .
     
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    The Selley Kiwk Grip waterbased contact adhesive is not working for the foam backed lining, it put it on and over an hour later it has not started to go clear, its still wet. I took the cold, wet environment out of the equation by doing it in a room with 3 heaters going. its very warm in there.
     
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    Spray adhesive. Both sides and you get one hit at getting it right. The only way to go though, and totally forget that water based cr@p.......Throw it out.
     
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    I used this spray glue... Used a couple of cans ... You can buy it straight from them on line
    Been good for a year or so ... I used the yellow quick grip to do the places you can't see like the bits that wrap around the edges


    In most cases it's the foam that decays and let's the lining sag in the first place
     
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    So I got some Selley Kwik Grip (Horizontal) (was free), and I've tried testing that. But if I put it on a piece of test cardboard and some on a small cutoff of the fabric, let it touch dry and put them together, but the grip is very minimal. I can peel it apart even after 2 hours. It has grip, but not permanent grip.

    Just for a test I got a strip of the fabric, put the Kwik Grip on it, allowed it to touch dry and folded it in half and pressed together and it had no grip at all, just slid apart.
     
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    From memory it was the orange can

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    I'm a big fan of LOCTITE adhesives.
     
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    I've used that orange can before as well.

    It didn't work particularly well for me with the foam.....drooped again in places after a year or so.

    The second time I glued vinyl directly to the board without any foam using the same orange can. Much better result.
     
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    I took my roof lining to a (expensive) pro and got him to do it. Then slid the roof lining back in while the rear windscreen was out.
    Why? Because the roof lining is a prick to get out a door without over bending it, and I don't ever want to have to do that job again.
    Just my 2c
     
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    Okay so I've finished it.

    I used the Selley Kwik Grip on the front, applied wet on just the cardboard and straight away put down, seemed to be the best method for me.

    [​IMG]

    And for the rear, I got a can of that Permatex stuff, I didn't like it thought, came out very stringy and was a mess.

    [​IMG]

    I also bought some VZ Calais trim to go with the black roof.
     

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