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Old 08-04-2016, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Swim platform edge trim (u molding)

I'm having trouble finding something that will actually cause the rubber trim around the edge of the swim platform to stick. I have tried gorilla glue, epoxy, you name it; nothing seems to work. I just ordered a new roll of molding (maybe re-applying the old molding was the problem?) and would like some advice on a good product that will make the new trim actually stay along the edge of the platform. Also, does anyone know if you're supposed to use a continuous bead of the product or a single drop every few inches?
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:53 PM   #2
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3M molding tape they use on car trim super strong
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3M molding tape they use on car trim super strong
Thanks for your reply. Do you think the tape would withstand the water & pressure given the location (subject to a lot of pull when I'm speeding up/slowing down)?
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Maybe clean both surfaces well and try contact cement.
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I have the same issue and am about to try clear RTV sealant and adding additional screws or rivets (ss of course). Let me know if you get a better option.
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Try G/5 Five-Minute Adhesive from West Marine. It is a fast curing two-part epoxy adhesive for repairs and general bonding. Make sure the surface is dry, it adheres to just about anything. Cure time is only 5 minutes, just mix enough that you can do in 5 minutes.
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Do not use fast cure (or even slow cure epoxy). Epoxy is brittle and will not take the moisture.

This is from the West Marine epoxy description - "Bonds to wood, fiberglass and metal. Not recommended for long-term bonds subject to high loads or moisture."

As previously mentioned, use a flexible marine grade contact adhesive or a 3M trim kit adhesive.
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