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Old 06 January 2010, 09:30   #1
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Too cold to Sika?

Quick one for you....if anyone can help.

Will Sikaflex adhesion be compromised by using it in low (now /next couple of weeks) temps?

Would you just not do it and if so, what sort fo temp woudl be okay...

Sure there will be tech info on it somewhere, but would be grateful to call on the benefit of your experience...

Thanks all,

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Old 06 January 2010, 11:21   #2
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I was going to Antifoul until I read the can - said min temp for that is 5'. I'd expect anything like Sika to be similar.
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Your answer is probably buried in here.......

http://www.bluemoment.com/downloads/...nehandbook.pdf
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We us sika for fitting windows in vans throughout the winter and we just put the tubes in hot water before use and have a heater at the area we are using it on...seems to work ok for us.
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40F, which I think is 4C (although for sealing or sticking it's probably double that)
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I was using Gripfill yesterday at around 0-1c. It was like trying to pipe cold lumpy porridge.
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Found a workshop....

Cheers guys....much appreciated. Don't think the temps are going to get anywhere near close enough to make it work!

Like the idea re hot water. Will probably use that BUT will now be doing the work indoors in a partially heated workshop.....sadly not my own!

I fitted a "Keelguard" a couple of weeks ago (bought from the states for a cracking $110 and brought over by my little Bro RESULT). Did it at a friends bodyshop with heaters. Really warmed them up before using and applied a heat gun when fixing....amazing how much easier it was to work...would recommend.

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