We have sliding glass doors on the shower stall. Each door has a
handle that looks to be aluminum. The other day, one of them came off
in my hand. I'd like to know the best way to reattach it.
The handle is shaped like a 3"x4" piece of aluminum that has been bent
in the middle of the 4" length to form a U-shaped piece where the base
of the U is just a tad wider than the thickness of the glass door.
This handle was then pressed tightly onto the glass door. There is a
small piece of soft plastic or hard rubber in the shape of a tiny U
that fits along the base of the handle to act as a washer to make the
handle snug against the glass and possibly to buffer the
The place where the handle was has some residue, but I can't tell if
this is the remnants of some kind of glue or just shower gunk.
Anyway, the handle will not stay on the door by just pressing it
there. It is almost tight enough. It will stay for a day or two or
longer if I am very careful how I use it.
I went to the local hardware store looking for an appropriate
adhesive. I bought a tube of silicone sealant that claims to be good
for sealing showers and tubs and the like. Is that the right thing to
use or something else? I am guessing that only a very small amount
will be needed. Do I apply it to the door or the inside of the handle.
And what about that little rubber washer?
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