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How to get rack rubber flush on board racks?


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Hey There,

So I went and got the rack rubber from Bakes, and got gorilla glue and tried to replace the rubber on my board rack... but it didn't press in nicely and sit flush on the rack. Any ideas on how to get it pressed in better?

Thanks,

Graham

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Soapy water.

Really? Won't that prevent the glue from holding? Or I put soapy water in it and then glue on top of it and it just bonds?

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You said you're using Gorilla glue. You have to add water to one of the surfaces for the glue to set up.

Just put a tiny amount of soap in the water.

Also, have you used Gorilla glue before? Do you know how much it "foams up" and expands?

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Hey Guys: I have to replace my rack rubber this spring as well. I have purchased the rubber but not the cement or glue. Has anyone done this job? Any insight into what glue to use and the best procedure would be great. I have used Gorilla glue before and it really seems to swell as it dries. Is this the best product for these racks?

Let me know please.

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martinarcher

I wouldn't use gorilla glue for that application. I would use a clear RTV or something similar. If you have to pull the rubber out and replace it someday years from now you'll be thankful you didn't use gorilla glue. I also wouldn't want that foamy mess sticking out around the rubber on my rack!

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You said you're using Gorilla glue. You have to add water to one of the surfaces for the glue to set up.

Just put a tiny amount of soap in the water.

Also, have you used Gorilla glue before? Do you know how much it "foams up" and expands?

I had not used Gorilla glue before, but now I know how much it foams up, I got to break off the excess. Well, when I try the next, I will add soap to the water.

Thanks!

Graham

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the gorilla glue is a big mess because of the expansion. Been there done that. Is used some type of temp adhesive glue that came my clothes dryer seal. That stuff worked great!

YOu can get it at the local appliance store.

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I wouldn't use gorilla glue for that application. I would use a clear RTV or something similar. If you have to pull the rubber out and replace it someday years from now you'll be thankful you didn't use gorilla glue. I also wouldn't want that foamy mess sticking out around the rubber on my rack!

Exactly what I would use for this.

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Use loctite 401 for gluing the rubber back in that is what we use here at the shop for brand new racks...

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I didn't use anything?? I've put 90 or so hours on them and they haven't moved an inch. They were the originals, so maybe that has something to do with it.

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martinarcher

One quick question, is Clear RTV just silicone? or some type of silicone glue?

RTV is a bit different, but silicone would do a good job as well.

Brett mentioned Locktite's 401. If those guys use it on rack rubber that's what I'll use next time. They glue in more rack rubber in a day than I will in a lifetime!

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