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By Mikeski (mikeski) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 9:23 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
My neighbors fork rack rubbers are falling out of the glued in slots. We need to glue it back in, any suggestions for glue, silicone, or epoxy? Gluing rubber to aluminum seems to be a bit of a challenge.

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By Jason Pribyl (skibum69) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 9:50 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I would try an epoxy or acrylic type glue.
 
By tom fischer (tomfish) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 9:53 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
clear silicone worked for a while but something stronger would be better.
 
By Robert A (cocheese) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 9:59 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Took mine apart to get them powder coated and used Crazy Glue to put them back in. When I removed them, that is what looked to be original from Roswell. It was a hard clear glue. Mine have lasted over two seasons so far.
 
By George Aslinger (mobv) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 10:40 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
3m weatherstrip adhesive works really well.
 
By tampawake (tampawake) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have the same issue. I lost a bunch and MC charged me $7 per rubber piece. I was shocked I told them that must be special MC rubber!!! Silicone works ok but they are falling out again. Might try the 3m if anyone has any other ideas.
 
By Jman (jmanolinsky) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Super glue is what XTP uses (or did) to glue the inserts in their OEM (Supra/Moomba) racks. I just reglued mine the other day.
 
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 2:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Loctite 435 It will stick to anything, I used it when the ends of mine were lifting not a problem since.
 
By dennis (denystaucd) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 2:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
3m weatherstrip and use the veggie bag ties from the store to hold them down/inplace for a week. Also clean the channel goooooodddd.

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By jason (hbguy) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 2:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
There has got to be a Billy Mays product that would work.
 
By Jayson Reyes (jayson_49) on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I used gorilla glue for my inserts that came out of the rack. Just a small drop every inch or so or else it will "ooze out"!! Strong as hell.
 

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