Aluminium Boat

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Guest, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Any suggestions,how to glue marine plywood to the aluminium surfaces?
    I dont want to screw it!
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Go to they have a 2 stided tape speacially designed for metals and after 24 hrs cure time the stuff is about as strong as welded!
  3. jprev
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    jprev Junior Member

    I beleive in my readings of either the literature of West or System III, with the proper surface prep you can just glue the marine ply to the aluminum...

    Check it out, worth a shot anyway...
  4. Polarity
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    Polarity Senior Member

    5200 and good surface prep
  5. joeypfeil
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    joeypfeil New Member

    gluing plywood to aluminum

    Rough up the surfaces of the wood and the aluminum and use "sikaflex" marine sealant. This stuff holds like nobody's business. Only draw back is it is very messy so be careful and good luck.

  6. Specmar.Aus
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    Specmar.Aus DREDGIE

    For areas where you may need to remove lining use self adhesive Velcro tape from 3M
    Simply stick the tape to the area you wish to cover with the second side glue side out and press in place,
    Most brands have backing tape so you only need to expose enough to trail fit then remove the balance to attach more permanently
  7. Patrik
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    Patrik New Member

    Sand, primer, "glue", vacum= the most durable way
  8. Builder1

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    Epoxying Aluminum

    With chemical protective gloves on, cover aluminum with epoxy and then under the cover of the epoxy use 60 grit wet-dry sandpaper to remove the oxide layer on the aluminum.

    At this point the aluminum surface cannot reoxidize because it is protected from atmospheric oxygen. Continue with the bonding process.

    The 60 grit sandpaper not only removes the oxide layer but also roughs the surface enough to give the epoxy a good grip.

  9. JDTriGroup
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    JDTriGroup Junior Member

    i've had luck with sanding the metal a bit and then using a marine quality caulking. you can get it in a tube or get it in a tub, i'd suggest you go with a tube. if you can only get the one in the tub i HIGLY urge you to wear gloves! once the stuff gets on your skin it has to wear off :D. hope i helped!
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