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Old 18 August 2014, 05:26   #1
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Cable tidying

Right had an epic fail with these Cable Tie Mounts - Four-Way
They just fell off within a week utter crap that was even with using acetone to stick them with.


So was thinking of sikaflexing something to the inside of the console has anyone tried this before or do they have a better solution.
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Yep they are crap, better if you remove the sticky pad, key up the base and fix with Sika and tape to hold them until it's set overnight before cable tying.

Do you have a pic of the cable run?
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You sticking to fibreglass? The wax in the gel "floats" to the surface, especially if its been flow coated rather than moulded (where the wax was applied directly to the surface). Needs light sanding at the very least.

Would have assumed the pads were only designed to be in the dry or at very best IPX4.
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Stainless P clips with the rubber cover
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You sticking to fibreglass? The wax in the gel "floats" to the surface, especially if its been flow coated rather than moulded (where the wax was applied directly to the surface). Needs light sanding at the very least.

Would have assumed the pads were only designed to be in the dry or at very best IPX4.
I use these (well similar, anyway) to stick my transducer cables to the back of the transom (maybe 5 or 6 of them, including one or two below the waterline.) In my case, though they're stuck to aluminum. Acetone wash, wipe the aluminum, and stick them on. One came loose after about 6 years (ironically, the topmost one); the others have been on since 2005. They're secure enough that I reused them when replacing the transducer.

I suspect you're right about the fiberglass coating.

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I use these (well similar, anyway) to stick my transducer cables to the back of the transom (maybe 5 or 6 of them, including one or two below the waterline.) In my case, though they're stuck to aluminum. Acetone wash, wipe the aluminum, and stick them on. One came loose after about 6 years (ironically, the topmost one); the others have been on since 2005. They're secure enough that I reused them when replacing the transducer.

I suspect you're right about the fiberglass coating.

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Pads vary in stickiness we use them all the time in dry conditions and they still fall off best used screwed or bonded with 2 part expoxy left to cure. Loctite industrial adhesives will do something suitable. Stainless P clips are better for HD cable.
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I assume the OP is using self-adhesive mounts, 'cos he doesn't want to drill/screw into the console.

I would glass a piece of plywood against the inside face of the console and screw P clips or cable tie mounts into that.
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I used a sticky backed holder for my VHF microphone and the pad it came with didn't stick to powder coated aluminum. I went to the local hardware store and got some 3M exterior sticky tape that was rated to hold 10lbs, they make a 20lbs version too, and it's been stuck for a few weeks now, very solid.

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