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Old 08-04-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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The name plate on my Globetrotter is coming loose--the rubber one with the VIN to the right of the door, not the ones riveted to the front and back of the trailer. It seems like the heat we've had lately is causing the 40+ year old adhesive to fail. I'd like to adhere it to the skin but don't know what adhesive to use. One person at Sika told me that they did not have an adhesive that would work because the name plate is rubber (at least it appears to be some sort of rubber). Any suggestions?
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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I am looking forward to the replies to your posting; my "A" in Airstream over the rear window is coming loose. I have tried several glues....to no avail

Interesting my Airstream is a 2002; the "A" started to come loose about 2 years ago--let's see that is 4 years as opposed to 40....
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #3
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They do make an automative glue for putting trim back on cars, I wonder if this would work.....
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:58 PM   #4
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Interesting my Airstream is a 2002; the "A" started to come loose about 2 years ago--let's see that is 4 years as opposed to 40....
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The old letters were attached with posts through the skin, then a fastener over the post on the inside, then white sticky gooey stuff, that is still sticky and gooey after 40 years, over the post, fastener and inside skin..
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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This MIGHT be the one time you want to use some of the dreaded silicon on your Airstream. I've used the stuff to glue all sorts of things. Others will have better ideas no doubt.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:17 PM   #6
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Earlier this year the cradle that is used to old the t-v antenna in the down position came loose during while I was washing my A/S. It was apparently secured using a glob of some kind of white mastic from the factory. I had some Sho Goo left over from a different project and applied it to the glob of mastic and lowered the antenna so as to apply a good tight hold. It worked very well. I don't have any more so I can't say what the stuff is made from, but it might work for your letter.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:34 PM   #7
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Okay...shoe goo might work.

The white sticky stuff is a butyl based sealant and will stay gooey indefinitely as long as it is not exposed to UV rays, it is fantastic stuff for using in between metal panels. Silicone is not going to stay stuck for very long.

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
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I've used Goop (Automotive) from Wally mart to secure some club signs etc to my door. They've been there through 25 degrees below zero to 110 above without loosening.
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Two things come to mind AND THEY ARE NOT SILICONE!!!!!

The first is 3M auto trim adhesive and the second is 3M VHB (very high bond) tape. Before you scoff at the VHB tape, it is the ONLY adhesive that I use to fasten solar panels to a smooth roof surface when I do a solar charging system. The ape has a very high shear strength and we have never lost a panel yet with properly applied tape on the mounting feet.

OK......three things, the third being SikaFlex 221 polyurethane adhesive. This stuff is really bomb proof and is extremely difficult to remove once cured......and it comes in a nice matching grey color!
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I knew I'd get somebody going with the mention of silicone!!
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Speaking of silicone, what takes that stuff off....
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