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Old 08-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Wanting to put some shelves in our Egg Camper closet I contacted Jim Palmer at the factory for advice. He said that 3M 5200 is what they use and is available at Lowe's and similar places.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Jim told me the same thing but I had little success using it. Mountings would come loose after a couple of years, even the joints made at the factory. I am now using a quick set epoxy (five minute set) that I get at Lowes. So far none of the epoxy joints have separated.

Of course I am a little rough on the EggCamper. It has been towed over 28k miles and quite a few have been over Forest Service roads.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:34 AM   #3
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I think your getting your $$ worth !

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While we were gone earlier this year one cleat holding the bottom of the street side closet came off the wall. Not knowing what to use, I replaced the cleat using superglue. So far it's holding.
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He said that 3M 5200 is what they use ...
If I recall there are 3 versions of the 3M adhesive 4200, 5200 and one has a both a quick and longer set time. The strengths almost double between the weakest and strongest. There was also very specific cleaning and prep instructions.

I know I posted a link to the specs and instructions in the last couple of months.
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If I recall there are 3 versions of the 3M adhesive 4200, 5200 and one has a both a quick and longer set time. The strengths almost double between the weakest and strongest. There was also very specific cleaning and prep instructions.

I know I posted a link to the specs and instructions in the last couple of months.
I recall the same three versions.

Yes you did post I recall reading it but danged if I can find it now. Here is link to product page http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...6EVs6E666666----

I used the 4200 had to purchase from Marine store. Do recall tube once opened has no shelf life. Sets in reaction to moisture in the air or something like that. Was able to store in freezer and thaw 30 minutes before use and it was OK on the second day.
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Yep that is one of the ones I was thinking of Roger.
If I have it right (by colour) on page 3 of the document the specs are listed from left to right as follows:
5200 reg set, 4200 Fast, 5200 fast, 4000, sealant.

The numbers are very hard to read. The specs for each product tells a lot more about prepping.
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