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    Question Advice - bonding rubber to aluminium roofrack

    Please could you give advice on bonding a rubber u-shaped form to an aluminium roof rack gutter track (see sig pic)?

    Google says the best glues are Superglue or a Sika type product. The rubber place suggested contact adhesive.

    Given the length of the surfaces (just over two metres per side), and the squeezed closed bonding surface of the rubber form, the contact adhesive "both sides" requirement is going to be difficult and very fiddly and time consuming.

    My experience with superglue is that it isn't all it's cracked up to be, and given the application, probably isn't the best bet for a decent long term bond.

    So that leaves a sika type product, or possibly a silicon adhesive.

    What would you use in this scenario?
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    Default Re: Advice - bonding rubber to aluminium roofrack

    I would go Sika Flex
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    Default Re: Advice - bonding rubber to aluminium roofrack

    Go to a autobody paint supplier or your local panelbeater and get seamsealer - its a silicone on steroids, it will do your requirements with ease and hell your local panelbeater may give you a few half empty tubes for free - its very sticky / very goopy stuff so dont get it on your clothes it wont come off

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    Default Re: Advice - bonding rubber to aluminium roofrack

    Sika or Souda, find a dealer/check their website for which specific one and order that.
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