Glue, Adhesive ??? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-10-2014, 07:12 AM   #1
Member
 
Ms. Gayle's Avatar
 
Name: Gayle
Trailer: 2010 EggCamper #85
Midwest
Posts: 87
Glue, Adhesive ???

I have read all the posts about glue and adhesive and I am still uncertain as to what I should use.

I bought some netting I want to install inside my overhead cabinet doors to keep items from falling out. My doors open upwards and occasionally items fall out during travel.

Here is the netting. 4"x12" Cubby Cover Net [OBR412BSHCZCCC] - Organized Obie

So I don't want to drill holes. I decided to put small blocks of wood inside the cabinet doors and attach the netting.

So...I will be attaching wood to the back side of fiberglass (rough surface) and I see a lot of discussion about that. But there will be quite a bit of tension pulling on the wood blocks as the netting stretches and I want something that will stay put with that tension.

Which of the glue/adhesives that I have read about would be best in this instance?

Thanks for any advice!
__________________

__________________
***********************
Ms. Gayle 2010 EggCamper (Purchased April 2012)
Camped in 2012-IA,MO,NE,WY,MT,UT,NM,AZ,TX/2013-AR, LA, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, KY, KS, CO/2014-FL,MO,MN,MI,WI IA/2015-SD,IA,MO,OK, TX/2016-AR,MS,FL,MO,IN,VA,NC,TN/2017-KS,CO,UT
Ms. Gayle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 10:55 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Scamp 19
Arizona
Posts: 170
I would use 3M 5200. It seem to stick to most all clean surfaces. I do know it will stick to the wood as well as the fiberglass and because it is pretty thick will fill the dips in the glass so you have adhesive bonding the whole wood surface to the glass. I wouldn't put anything on the wood block for a couple of days, to let everything dry and set. If you use clamps on the block to hold them in place, don't tighten then to much as you want a good amount of 5200 behind the block,
__________________

__________________
captsteve2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 11:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2008 Casita 17 SD
Washington
Posts: 1,047
Registry
3M 5200 works well, but use it only on things you will never, never, never ever want to maybe take apart someday down the road. It will literally rip the base materials apart before it releases its grip. If you want a good semi-permanent bonding adhesive, I would suggest using 3M 4200, instead of 5200. In either case you would benefit greatly from being able to clamp the pieces to be joined together, since neither of these are "contact adhesives" and the pieces will drift apart or sag until the bonding has cured sufficiently. Freshly applied, it lacks strength to keep the pieces together until dried.
__________________
Casita Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 01:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Letitia's Avatar
 
Name: Letitia
Trailer: 2011 Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 181
Registry
Hi Gayle,

Please let us know what you decide to use, and how it works out for you. I am interested because I thought of doing something similar in the street-side closet: small wood blocks to support custom-cut shelves. I currently use stacking baskets in that closet to store my clothes, toiletries, etc., but with the rounded sides of the Eggcamper, I lose storage space where the baskets cannot go right up against the wall.

Hope you enjoyed your Florida camping trips this year.....wish I could get that far North! Some day....!
__________________
Letitia
2011 Eggcamper #106
Letitia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 08:03 PM   #5
Member
 
Ms. Gayle's Avatar
 
Name: Gayle
Trailer: 2010 EggCamper #85
Midwest
Posts: 87
Thanks guys for the advice!

Letitia, I will let you know how it goes. I know that many EggCamper owners do want shelves in the big closet. I personally like the hanging closet. I prefer to hang all my clothes on non-slip hangers. I also like to have the space to put tall things...my dirty laundry holder, my broom, exterior wash brush, stick vacuum, etc.

I have a hanging shoe/lingerie? holder that hangs on the rod to store socks, undies, hair things, etc, etc.

The link below is not like the one I have but it shows the concept.
Amazon.com - Household Essentials Jewelry and Stocking Set Hanging Organizer, Coffee Linen - Closet Hanging Jewelry Organizers
__________________
***********************
Ms. Gayle 2010 EggCamper (Purchased April 2012)
Camped in 2012-IA,MO,NE,WY,MT,UT,NM,AZ,TX/2013-AR, LA, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, KY, KS, CO/2014-FL,MO,MN,MI,WI IA/2015-SD,IA,MO,OK, TX/2016-AR,MS,FL,MO,IN,VA,NC,TN/2017-KS,CO,UT
Ms. Gayle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 10:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
MCDenny's Avatar
 
Name: Denny
Trailer: Lil Snoozy
Michigan
Posts: 551
5200 would certainly work but you will have to buy at $12 tube for the few daubs you need plus it is miserable to clean up the excess and from your fingers.

You might find a little bottle of gorilla glue (a foaming polyurethane) would have plenty of holding power and is available at any hardware store or big box like Kmart or Walmart.


Denny Wolfe
Wanderingourway.wordpress.com
__________________
MCDenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 10:48 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 27
Registry
5200 to fiberglass

Wipe surface of fiberglass that you will be applying the glue to with acetone first for a good bond. Then let dry thoroughly. It will dry fast. There is often a small wax residue even on the rough glass. As said previously, clamping is good, but gently.
__________________
Wayne Perpall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 10:53 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Eggcamper
Florida
Posts: 27
Registry
Small tubes of 5200

Small tubes of 5200 or other marine adhesives can sometimes be found at marine supply stores for such a small job. Storing left-over adhesive in the refr. will reportedly made it last a little longer. It does not store well once opened.
__________________

__________________
Wayne Perpall is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insulation re-do & adhesive woes - what could we have done differe Michael M Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11 02-01-2009 10:08 AM
Adhesive foam Glenn Baglo General Chat 8 10-07-2008 07:59 PM
Heat Resistant Low VOC Spray Adhesive Lisa H. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 06-25-2008 07:45 PM
adhesive floor tiles Peggy Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 06-25-2007 08:11 AM
Adhesive to glue foam cushions together? Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 03-12-2003 09:37 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.