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Which adhesive to use for fibreglass? Answered

I want to glue hard plastic brackets to the inside of a fibreglass pond. Contact area will be around 18" x 2". They will be continuously underwater. Is Araldite the best glue to use for this or is there something better?

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thecookiemonster

Best Answer 9 years ago

araldite rapid in the syringe is good because it dries quick and isn`t messy because it automaticlly mixes them!!!

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AndyGadgetthecookiemonster

Answer 9 years ago

I've just stocked up with Araldite Rapid today. No need for the syringe as I'll be emptying the tubes which will be 50/50 anyway (and better value ;¬)

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lemonie

9 years ago

Araldite(R) is good stuff, but I find Wilkinson cheap-o 2 part epoxy is also pretty good. Key the surface properly and you're probably alright with either. L

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lemonieKentsOkay

Answer 9 years ago

Can't/couldn't be bothered - new hat? L

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KentsOkaylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

Yah, thought I'd tout it about for a while.

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lemonieKentsOkay

Answer 9 years ago

I was thinking of getting a hat myself to keep my hair in place... But something acceptable to wear into the office. L

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lemonieKentsOkay

Answer 9 years ago

Well what do you think (ignore glasses - not mine)

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KentsOkaylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

Good golly... You look younger than I pictured you. I'd say either a deerstalker or a wide brimmed fedora. A bowler would look interesting.

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lemonieKentsOkay

Answer 9 years ago

Fedora is probably best out of those L

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KentsOkaylemonie

Answer 9 years ago

I have the Indiana Jones Vintage Fedora, over the past year it's proven itself to be a worthy companion.

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lemonieKentsOkay

Answer 9 years ago

I'll let you know if I find something (and buy it) L

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AndyGadgetlemonie

Answer 9 years ago

Thanks Lemonie. I've used the Wilco epoxy in the past and found it was a bit more flexible than Araldite® when it was set. I think I will go for the 'genuine article' as I'm wondering if the constant wet may penetrate the Wilco epoxy more. It's one of those things which would be tricky to repair if it all came apart, so I'll spend the extra to try and get it right once.
(BTW, the Wilkinson UHU® equivalent is rubbish ;¬)

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lemonieAndyGadget

Answer 9 years ago

Araldite may be a safer bet, but half the job is in the surface preparation. L

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

Two Part Epoxy, or JB Weld.

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AndyGadgetKentsOkay

Answer 9 years ago

Hi RS. J.B. Weld isn't something you see in the shops in the U.K. and their website FAQs actually recommend a different product (Waterweld or J-B Stik) if the glue is going to be wet all the time.