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Panel Adhesive?

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Alpine 1789, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    The only rust on my SIV is in the battery box. There are two holes where the top of the battery probably sat. I imagine both correspond to where the original terminals were. It’s been sandblasted, so the rust is gone, but so is some of the sheet metal. I’ve cut a piece of 16 gauge sheet metal to fit in the box; I’d like to just attach it over the original. I’m thinking about using panel adhesive to do this, since the box isn’t perfectly straight. I figure adhesive would also fill some of the gaps.

    I’ve never used this before; only seen it used on a restoration job on Speed Channel. Is this a reasonable way to go? Any advice or recommendations from someone who’s used it before?


  2. sunbeam74

    sunbeam74 Silver Level Sponsor


    We use the stuff at work on occassion - but not on automotive projects.
    It seems very strong and of course waterproof.

    I used it myself to reattach the mounting studs found on the backside of the ventilation/heater bezel. Which is an odd application but seems to work.

    I would take this approach - try it - but approach it so that you could cut out the repair and weld in new stuff if needed.

  3. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks Steve. For the record, and at the risk of one day being referred to as "the DPO", I've also thought about just attaching it with Liquid Nails. That way, if anyone wanted to remove it, a heat gun would do the trick.
  4. Jeff Scoville

    Jeff Scoville Donation Time

    Funny you brought up the Liquid Nails Jim, as I read the post that was going to be my suggestion.
    It's cheaper, more readily available, and easier to change or remove later.

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