Which Glues to use on Trillium? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-21-2021, 08:49 AM   #1
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Which Glues to use on Trillium?

Hello,

we are new trillium '74 camper owners and in the process of upgrades. We are about to replace the window frames, and soon to add vinyl floors.

Does anyone know which glues are best for:
1. adhering the elephant skin back to the window frame?
2. adhering plywood molding to fibre glass?

I want to make sure we use glues that won't negatively impact the materials, but still stick.

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You could use original weldwood contact cement for both applications. Some people use 3m hi-strength 90 spray adhesive to adhere the ensolite, and advise not to use 3m 77 spray adhesive as it tends to fail.
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You could also use a waterproof construction adhesive such as gorilla heavy duty construction adhesive to adhere the plywood trim to the fiberglass.
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That would be Dap Wellwood, the last three # of the part # is 250 it's a 640 VOC glue. It's used in a lot of industries. I used to sell it in the upholstery trade. It was used for landau tops or vinyl roofs. Most Upholstery supply stores have it in 5 gallon pales, some sell it in smaller portions. Good Luck
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Yes the Dap weldwood original contact cement should be used with plenty of ventilation. I just bought a quart to make a new laminate countertop for my trailer. It worked great for that. I'll probably use it to re-attach portions of the ensolite in my trailer.
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Or, you could just use double sided tape between the Ensolite to the plywood as you reinstall the window. I did this where the Ensolite wraps around the plywood, inside the window opening, pinching the Ensolite between the plywood frame and the window. This allows the plywood more air flow, so it can dry when condensation gets it wet. It also makes replacing the plywood easier the next time. It looks a little puffier then when it is glued, but most people would not see it.
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