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What sticks metal to rubber?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by EX Mod Cog, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. EX Mod Cog

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    Here's another one of my glue questions ... what sticks metal to rubber? There's some trim on my car that's falling off, need to stick it back :)

    If anyone knows do let me know!
     
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    A silicone type of adhesive will do the job if the rubber is flexible, a gap filling superglue will do the job if the rubber is a very rigid type. Double sided tape is also a posibility if the 2 surfaces are uniform.
     
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    The rubber is flexible so the first sounds more suiting, a silicone glue. You're sure that this won't burn the metal or the rubber? I don't want any damage, thanks :up:
     
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    Here's the trim:

    [​IMG]

    While I'm here ... Buzz or anyone else, do you know what's causing these white marks? I've washed the car and this doesn't remove them, I don't think it's fade from the sun. I think someone put some kind of polish on the paint that reacted with the rubber, or something like that. The bumper in the picture is plastic and has the same problem:

    [​IMG]

    I'll be happy if I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone here, but no problems if there's no clear answer.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    use araldite, its the king of glues
     
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    You won't be able to hold that down easily to allow the adhesive to bond. If that trim is usually held down with double sided tape, then that will be your best bet, but unfortunately it looks like its been bent back and has a memory effect holding it away from the door. Warming it might help to hold it down, but the only real effective way I've found is to remove the trim completely, straighten it, then refit it with tape. Not for the feint hearted though. The white marks might come off with something like meths, but try it where it doesn't show first.
     
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    Someone told me that the marks could be polish, used on the paint that got on the trim. Like me, it looks like the previous owner didn't know what they were doing eh :shrug:
     
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    rubber to metal sounds better:D
     
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    try some back to black to remove the marks
     
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    got tons of that stuff:D
    just had a garage clear out and i think we have the whole turtle wax range from the 80's to now:D
     
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    Yes the white marks are caused by letting the polish come into contact with the plastic.
     
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    i use car polish on my boat which is plastic and im not getting white lines like that.:confused:
     
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    That's definitely polish. Back to black will sort it.
     
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    Only trouble is that the bumpers are grey and not black, they were grey when the car came out of the factory it's just the way they are, is there any way to remove those marks, or has the polish taken the colour out of the plastic?
     
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    Try using smooth peanut butter. ;)
     
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    Eh? Explain please :D
     
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    I have heard that the oils in the peanut butter remove the stain, it gets mentioned a lot on car forums for removing the wax left by polish on car bumpers.
    What you need is something that will remove wax, i have some mild wax remover by colron but not sure if it will burn the plastic as it's made for removing wax from wood. :confused:
     
  18. EX Mod Cog

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    Might try that tomorrow then Andy, just been out with some soapy water and one of those sponges that's got a side like sandpaper. Not sure if that was a good idea or not ... but it got the worst of it off, just takes forever, I only did the back bumper as doing the whole car would take all day :eek:
     
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    if you paint it with peanut butter you better get blood remover because you will be running over hell of a lot of squiggys:D
     
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    go to screwfix and buy sum sticks like ****
     

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