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Old 12-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me which is the best adhesive for installing canopies?
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Re: Canopy Glue

I like the rc 56 Canopy glue available at your lhs!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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Re: Canopy Glue

See here, if trev uses it, it must be good stuff
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Re: Canopy Glue

If RC56 is not available, I have been using wallpaper edge glue available at Home Depot for approx $7/tube. First application was on my Harvard and it has held up now for 2 seasons with no signs of degrading.

Comes out as a white liquid and dries clear. I have to admit it was a bit of a pain on the composite framed Rare Bear as the impermeable surface and lack of ventilation made the cure take a while. I suspect that would have been the case with any adhesive.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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Re: Canopy Glue

You can always opt for a mechanical solution rather than a chemical one...

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Old 12-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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Re: Canopy Glue

Here (if Tbrum doesnt mind) is what the Machine uses and he says it works well..

I have never used it but Tbrum swears by it.

Hope it helps

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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Re: Canopy Glue

Titebond, goes on white & dries clear.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #8
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Re: Canopy Glue

I use Formula 560 Canopy glue by Pacer. I get it from the local hobby shop.

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RC-56 is just repackaged weld bond. Been using it for years. Never had a canopy failure yet

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Weldbond works great!
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