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Old 06 June 2005, 06:40   #1
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Flying Sunbathing Cushion

Need some large velcro matched pads - one part to stick to deck and one to a large triangular sunbathing cushion. A cosmetically acceptable solution for when the cushion is stowed.

Or a better solution?

Cusion is poppered at the back of the cushion in front of the console and this holds fine. It is meant to be held down at the front by fitting under the overlap of the tubes. Reality is that wind gets under it and blows it up in the air.

Any advice appreciated.

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Old 06 June 2005, 06:47   #2
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Bruce, DIY stores sell self adesive velco "Buttons" in various sizes ideal for what you require. I would advise to clean the surface well before attaching the pad. I have used these to attach the light to our lifejackets works very well.

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PS I believe they are also available in Woolworth.
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In my experience.......

.....velcro from B&Q is a waste of money for ribbing. I've been down that route, cleaned and prepared surfaces etc but still, the sticky is just not sticky enough. It lasts a week or so, perhaps even one or two nice outings in the sun but as soon as it gets wet, forget it the very next time you pull it up to clean beneath you'll really pi** yourself off for not taking the better option. That being ainless press studs or if this ain't the solution, in the worse case senario, use additional glue.
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Thanx for that however ours has been on now for 18 months and still firm even after a few good saltwater and freshwater washes.

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Just in case........

....we're at cross purposes. My sunbed cushion goes on and off like a light switch. This constant on off action causes the velcro/glue to take some stick (forgive the pun).
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If you really like the velcro solution go to a supplier and get the industrial stuff, it comes in wide widths and has much better properties.

The stainless press-stud option sounds a winner to me, though not sure how to rivet it onto a surface that you may not be able to access the back off would be tempted to use a prop rivet and silkaflex.
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....we're at cross purposes. My sunbed cushion goes on and off like a light switch. This constant on off action causes the velcro/glue to take some stick (forgive the pun).
Yep, looks like we are! I'm now on your wavelength

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3M do a product called dual loc trust me this does not let go with out a majour tug to sepperate it
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http://www.fastenation.com/duallock.tmpl

there you go like s=#t to a blanket so long a syou clean it prior to use,it will not fail you
do not use petrol though oils will not help adhesion.. acetone or simmilar celi thinners etc dont go mad on fabric though
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What about good old fashioned tie loops???
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