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Old 26 February 2014, 00:04   #1
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Zodiac Alum. Floor Glue

Hello Fello Sibbers

I have a bombard c4 with the zodiac aluminum floor. My situation is the plastic stringer stop (black plastic piece glued to floor) has come unglued. I have sanded off the old glue from the bottom of the plastic , was wondering if 3m 5200 would be a good choice to re-attach it.

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Old 26 February 2014, 10:45   #2
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Are you talking about the end plug? If so sure you can use most any decent adhesive.
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Old 26 February 2014, 11:18   #3
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I have just used 3M 5200 rapid set on my Zodiac Pro to very good effect, so would say 'yes' it's ok to use on your repair.
My repair was structural so needed to be strong. (Re-attaching about 5 ft length of the rope bolt assembly to the tube on a 6.5 meter Zodiac).
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Thanks guys

I was able to get ahold of the vendor for Bombard (IBC in Portland OR), and I learned: 1. It's called a false stringer. 2. 3M 5200 would be fine. There were a little shocked that it actually came off. ( must of happened during shipping, as I recently sent it down to them for some performance mods- race chines on the hull).

Thank you for your input. Much appreciated
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5200 will work for reattaching the end plug on your stringer. However it is not recommended for repairing the tubes. Usually does not last long and makes a huge mess .
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Old 26 February 2014, 23:13   #6
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Hi Cgoing,

Yes, I agree. I was just concerned about a plastic to aluminum bond as it is a plastic stopper glued to the floor boards to hold the aluminum stringers in place. So far the 3M 5200 quick cure is holding solid. I'll let it cure for a couple days more, before I re-assemble the floor.

On a side note-where about in CT are you. I was born in Stamford, grew up in New Caanan.

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here's a picture of the Almn. Floor for reference.
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I have just used 3M 5200 rapid set on my Zodiac Pro to very good effect, so would say 'yes' it's ok to use on your repair.
My repair was structural so needed to be strong. (Re-attaching about 5 ft length of the rope bolt assembly to the tube on a 6.5 meter Zodiac).
Just a short update on my 5200 repair.
I have sea-trialed the boat solo and have been out a further two times with a full passenger complement in rough/choppy water, at speed, and the repair is holding up well. No sign of it parting company with the tube.

The key to a successful repair is to be meticulous in cleaning the two bonding surfaces. Any dirt, finger prints, residual glue, etc., may/will compromise the bond.
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