Recomend an adhesive to fix a fibreglass item to a tiled surface?

Hi.
Our new bathroom has a corner bath that has a matching shower curtain canopy. However, the canopy seems to be designed to be fitted *hanging from* the ceiling. Our bathroom is quite small and we need it to be flush *to* the ceiling.
So what you say? The problem is the only way to screw it to the walls needs me to get my hands inside the canopy to do up the screws. But with it flush to the ceiling there is no way of getting inside to do so.
Cutting access holes is out. That leaves externaly applied adhesives (or some sort of hidden fitting which is externally accessableI don't know about). It has to be fitted to the walls at both ends against tiles. There is a hanger in the middle that won't be a problem though.
So; what adhesive will grip, in a hot wet enviroment, a fibreglass canopy, take a reasonable amount of weight, and stay safely in place? For ever.
I've used nomorenails in the past for a shelf in a shower area, but it came off after about 6 months. That doesn't give me much confidence but hey, Someone Who Knows will I hope be along very soon!
Thanks.
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I've had good results with fibreglass. You get a bit of fiberglass and resin (http://www.cfsnet.co.uk are one supplier), take a abrasive wheel on an angle grinder, and abrade down until you get to the glass fibers.
Now, you laminate on a new layer of fiberglass, and then follow it up with a gelcoat with pigment and wax added. Colour matching of course is fun, I haven't done this with a critical cosmetic item.
Punching holes into the existing layer will allow even better adhesion if you poke the fiberglass in.
(the wax floats to the top, and makes the gelcoat set hard which it won't as moisture inhibits the cure in all but the dryest enviroments.)
However, this can be as strong as the existing fiberglass, or even stronger as it can be a bit thicker.
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Thats an option, thanks.
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Mike Barnard wrote:

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Another one I hadn't thought of. Thanks.
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>So; what adhesive will grip, in a hot wet enviroment, a fibreglass >canopy, take a reasonable amount of weight, and stay safely in place? >For ever.
An epoxy adhesive e.g. Araldite will probably do the trick. Araldite has enormous strength and is waterproof. It's brittle though, so doesn't work as well where there is much flexing on the surfaces being glued.
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On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 22:00:01 GMT, Sapient Fridge

Did think about this but have no idea about the water resistance. Shouldn't flex, so an option.
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snipped-for-privacy@thunderin.co.uk says...

Have you got access to the ceiling from above? If so could you bolt the canopy through the ceiling rather than attaching it to the walls?
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Yes I have and I need to go up there anyway to install a pair of shower lights. Hmmm, this sounds the best of the lot so far because it can be easily removed for maintainence if needed.
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On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 18:59:59 +0100, Mike Barnard

Hi,
Try Sikaflex 221 on _clean_ surfaces.
cheers, Pete.
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wrote:

Thanks,but job done now. Used hot glue gun (maker reccomendation) to add some braces inside the canopy then screwed down into them through noggins in the roof space.
It was so obvious, really.
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