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Old 04-29-2016, 03:57 PM
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metal-to-painted metal adhesive recommendation

I need to find a glue to attach metal conduit to painted metal. Needs to handle vibration (will be on a trailer). Conduit will only have trailer wire - so not much weight. I am MOCD on most cabling stuff - and I want my trailer wires to be protected.

This is going on a home/farm build log splitter. Splitter is already painted, wanting to add the conduits and some form of adhesive seems like the best answer to me.
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Don't think any adhesive is going to work. Clamps are the way to go with that.
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Rather then try and glue them go with a mechanical fastener like this.

https://www.zoro.com/b-line-by-eaton...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

Drill and tap the bottom rail of the trailer and then mount these.
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Frame is made out of an old school I-beam, very thick


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Rather then try and glue them go with a mechanical fastener like this.

https://www.zoro.com/b-line-by-eaton...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

Drill and tap the bottom rail of the trailer and then mount these.


That I-bean will be fun to drill that hole into.......
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Frame is made out of an old school I-beam, very thick


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Weld the brackets?
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Then you should have enough metal to tap. Get some good drill bits and you'll be fine.
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I need to find a glue to attach metal conduit to painted metal. Needs to handle vibration (will be on a trailer). Conduit will only have trailer wire - so not much weight. I am MOCD on most cabling stuff - and I want my trailer wires to be protected.

This is going on a home/farm build log splitter. Splitter is already painted, wanting to add the conduits and some form of adhesive seems like the best answer to me.
Look for the stuff auto manufacturers are using for truck bed seams and panels, can't think of the name right now but this stuff will hold together even after the metal fatigues and breaks.
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I need to find a glue to attach metal conduit to painted metal. Needs to handle vibration (will be on a trailer). Conduit will only have trailer wire - so not much weight. I am MOCD on most cabling stuff - and I want my trailer wires to be protected.

This is going on a home/farm build log splitter. Splitter is already painted, wanting to add the conduits and some form of adhesive seems like the best answer to me.
What kind of paint? Paint won't be a perfect bond and it needs to come off but if you have bare metal, look for Plexus. If the materials are clean, that stuff will not let go.

Look for 'structural adhesive' when you search online.
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Use 3/8" reduced wall flexible steel conduit, Type FSC or Flexible Alum conduit, Type RWA. Use flexible conduit straps, secure with self-tapping screws in pre-drilled holes. Bonding to paint won't work, as paint won't be strong enough.
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