A customer has a glass shower enclosure. The door opens out and closes
against a plastic strip. The plastic strip is glued onto the glass with
what looks like, but probably isn't, Rubber Cement. Part of the stop has
come loose, and needs to be reattached. This would mean removing the no
longer working "rubber cement" then putting new on, and maybe clamping the
stop in place.
Does anyone know what is used to glue the plastic to the glass. It's
possible it's just clear caulk, but I'm not entirely sure it it. I was
thinking it was something specific to the shower stall/glass industry.
On Apr 19, 7:25 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Bishop) wrote:
One material not likely to affect the plastic, have reasonable
adhesion to plastic and glass would be silicone sealant. Older types
of clear silicone would be easiest to try. Silicones will bond
tenaciously to older cured material so complete removal would not be
necessary. Be aware that once a silicone is used. nothing will adhere
well to it.
In other cases, auto rear view mirrors (with plastic bases) are
mounted to windshields with cyanoacrylate adhesives. This is cheaper
than silicone and useful for smaller pieces.
Finally, 3M makes a fair number of adhesives useful in many industries
for bonding gaskets to glass. IMO, one of these available at any body
shop supply outlet might do the job best. Use with a sealant remover/
cleaner for best results.
Don't overlook a friendly chat with a local glass shop as a source of
material or help.
The door doesn't close against the fixed pane, it closes into the opening,
and the stop, which is glued onto the fixed pane, keeps it from moving
through the opening, much like a stop in a normal doorway.
email@example.com (Charles Bishop) wrote:
It turns out that there is a specifically made product for this. It's a
clear, double sided tape made to stick to glass and the plastic stop. It's
relatively expensive, $60 for um 20 feet. I went to a glass shop and they
gave me a roll remnant of about 6 feet for $8. It's trick to put on if
you're putting on just a portion since you have to lift up the plastic
stop just enough to get the very sticky tape on the glass without lifting
the plastic off of the tape that's there. After that you need to get the
cover tape off of the outside of the sticky tape and then press the
plastic into place. Worked ok though I had to redo it twice until I was
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