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Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-23-2009, 9:23 AM Reply   
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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Old    Jason Pribyl (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-23-2009, 9:50 AM Reply   
I would try an epoxy or acrylic type glue.
Old    tom fischer (tomfish)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-23-2009, 9:53 AM Reply   
clear silicone worked for a while but something stronger would be better.
Old    Robert A (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-23-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
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.
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-23-2009, 10:40 AM Reply   
3m weatherstrip adhesive works really well.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-23-2009, 12:21 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Jman (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-23-2009, 12:27 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-23-2009, 2:21 PM Reply   
Loctite 435 It will stick to anything, I used it when the ends of mine were lifting not a problem since.
Old    Dennis (denystaucd)      Join Date: Feb 2003       07-23-2009, 2:44 PM Reply   
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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Old    jason (hbguy)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-23-2009, 2:53 PM Reply   
There has got to be a Billy Mays product that would work.
Old    Jayson Reyes (jayson_49)      Join Date: May 2007       07-23-2009, 6:17 PM Reply   
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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