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    Default How to glue velcro to aluminium?

    Hi guys
    I thought I know everything, untill the summer heat caught me this year. I used velcro to attach a lot of the stuff to the walls of my aluminium sheeting trailer. The only glue I got that worked was Pritt gel. It stick to the velcro and to the aluminium, but the reason for working so well is that it never dry fully, but stays a gel. The 40 degree plus temperatures in Paarl this year made a mess of my trailer and all the stuff was lying on the floor.
    I do not want to drill holes in the aluminium, any suggestions on what glue I can use that will stick to aluminium and the nylon type velcro? I almost everything including all silicon type glues.

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    try pratley's 'Wanda Fix'. Its a 2 part epoxy type glue but dries semi pliable so worth a try .
    Its also marketed to stick anything to just about anything .

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    As long as you're happy with the velco being stuck onto the aluminium forever, do yourself a favour and go and buy some Araldite. I got mine at Mica.

    It comes in two small tubes (like toothpaste) which you mix together. Apply to the velcro and stick to the aluminium. Hold in position for a while.

    Tadaaaaa!!! ........ you now have velcrominium!
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    You get a self adhesive velcro, bought some last Friday at Fast-Trims in Montague Gardens. Tel 021 555 4871.
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    I'm a huge fan of Araldite, a two-part epoxy, but I am not sure that it is your answer this time. Araldite dries hard, and I think, therefore, that Patroluser's idea sounds slightly better. I must get hold of some of this stuff! (Wonda Fix, BTW)

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    Hi,

    It was a few years ago but we tried everything, including liasing with the technical departments of various adhesive manufacturers.

    Absolutely nothing sticks to genuine VELCRO.

    Try looking for some cheap Chinese velcro. Some of them have a fabric type backing that may work.

    Good luck, and if any body actually succeeds please let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Absolutely nothing sticks to genuine VELCRO.
    That's got to be the ultimate irony.

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    I used Genkem contact adhesive to stick the Velcro to the metal bit on our trailer... so far it has survived.
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    Try Sikaflex, have had very good results in the past with various materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAMOK View Post
    I used Genkem contact adhesive to stick the Velcro to the metal bit on our trailer... so far it has survived.
    Hi,

    Various glues do work to some extent, but only for light duty.

    In our case we were using big pieces of VELCRO to which we attached heavy electronic instrumentation which had to be installed and removed daily.

    TIP - You can try sewing the VELCRO to a backing material, like cotton based canvas, that you can then glue to the surface.

    Cheers
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    Fluffy
    I like your idea the best. Will get my wife to do some canvas stiching on the velcro. Most glues will stick to the canvas.
    I also agree that nothing sticks to genuine velcro. It has a sort of fatty type nylon and the Sikaflex 252 sticks to the aluminium when prepared correctly with Sika primer 206 G+P, but peels off the nylon. Wonderfull stuff this Sikaflex, my whole aluminium trailer is built and glued with it and have no pop rivets or bolts.
    I will be trying the other products, Wonda fix and Araldine as I have to find a solution before June. Zululand is calling my name. Will let you know on the results. Thanks for the ideas.

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    what about hot glue? should stick to the Velcro and the Aluminium?
    used it a lot with installation of alarm systems.

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    Self adhesive Velcro works a charm, peel of the backing and stick it on like double sided tape
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    Self adhesive velcro does not like heat!!
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    skuur die oppervlakte met skuurpapier sodat dit bietjie grof is voor jy dit plak, dit gee jou gom 'n beter klou oppervlakte. ons het dit gedoen en dit werk.
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    The emphasys here is on heat! Paarl heat that means 40 plus degrees.
    Hot glue does not qualify as a non heat sensitive glue.

    I also thought a got the solution with Pritt gel as it sticked for 2 years "like a charm" but then the last summer proofed me wrong. Self adhesive velcro does not work with heavier loads, and with heat I do not know. Duncang seems to know that it does not work with heat.

    The problem is not the aluminium, almost any glue will stick to it, but the Velcro backing is the problem. It has a surface like this white easy gliding plastics you get on the boat trailers that has an oily character.

    What do I attach with the velcro? My knife, spoons and forks set, my bag with washing line and pins, the emergency triangle, the water transfer pipe, exe

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    Dan is die beste raad, werk die velgro vas op 'n materiaal wat die gom kan absorbeer en plak, jy sny dan dit mooi stroke, werk vas en plak die gom op die agterkant teen die materiaal, dan behoort die velcro se materiaal agterkant nie 'n probleem te wees nie, stik net mooi op die kant van die velcro aangesien sekere dele , ek dink dit is die harde deel van die velcro. maklik jou masjiengare breek en dan nie lekker aanmekaar werk nie. die sagter deel werk makliker,
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    I did a search on Google.

    Velcro has an official Velcro glue which is designed to stick Velcro to any hard surface.

    I don't know where you might find it in SA though.

    I found this company in JHB who sells a range of Velcro products and may be able to help you with ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP View Post
    Try Sikaflex, have had very good results in the past with various materials.
    If tis does not work, nothing will
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