The double sided tape used in automotive applications
to stick in windows on the likes of Toyota FJ75 Troop
Carriers. Its a "mastic" type glue and has amzing sticking
power - Selleys sell some similar stuff in those tubes but
not as strong as the tape but would probably do the job
that you want.
A lot of people on the list have addressed the various adhesives but that
isn't where your problem is.
Rather the problem is that as you pull the dent, the edges delaminate
becauuse they are up to whree they belong and thus stop moving. This allows
air in and thus the problem. You need to have a flexible puller so that it
will flex with the metal.
I'd probalby use some rubber to attach to the metal with a good adhesive
like weatherseal adhesive (high tack and strength) and then a relatively
thin metal puller plate over that.
IN addition, you may also want to increase the pressure on the metal from
the backside with another rubber coated surface
Why do penguins walk so far to get to their nesting grounds?
I know of a great solvent for 2 part epoxy, but it also removes paint
as far as I know. If you want to try, it is Jasco Paint and Epoxy
remover. I think it is a mix of acetone, tolulene, and xylene or
something like that.
| Anyone have any experience using two-part epoxy on painted metal? I need
| "pull" some painted metal similar to automotive sheet metal into position
| and hot glue simply doesn't stick well enough.
Got a new one for you. Get a really good masking or other strong and
paper like tape, like the 3M stuff and carefully spread it about the area
you need to work. Rub it in good so that the tape adheres perfectly
everywhere. Apply some adhesive that is flexible enough to accommodate the
expected flexing to the tape and your pulling tool. The trick here is that
the strength of the tape in the vertical direction (not tensile or shear, as
tape is measured, but in a direction perpendicular to the surface) is
phenomenal, but and most adhesive sticks to the tape really well, therefore
the tape provides the stiction you can't get from the adhesive directly to
the surface, not to mention that you can use a wider variety of adhesives.
Should work, except it won't make semi-gloss. Satin is already half
way between semigloss and matte. mixing matte and glossy would make
semigloss. So it should be fine, just a bit shinier than semigloss.
Maybe counteract by adding more satin than glossy. Experiment.
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