Fiberglass to steel

Discussion in 'Body, Bumper, Cage and Flatbed Fab' started by 77jimmy, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. 77jimmy

    77jimmy New Member

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    What would be the best yet cost effective way to bond a fiberglass cowl to a steel hood? Id rather not use screws or rivets and smother them in bondo. The local paint guy has body panel adhesive but said the gun is real expensive, then again he never said how much the panel stuff was either. Thanks for any ideas. ~Mark
     
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    there is a 3m adhesive you can buy in tube that is made to bond fiberglass or plastic to steel GM used it to bond the doors together on the 4th gen camaros but i can't remember what it's called i'd try a auto body supply shop or you could always just read all the labels at you local auto parts store :D:
     

  3. DIXIEDIRT

    DIXIEDIRT New Member

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    liquid nail and i aint jokin
     
  4. Jambbii

    Jambbii New Member

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    I have hear luquid nails also. I used fiberglass and resin to bond my scoop on. First I grinded down to bare metal than I cut out a sheet of fiberglass the same size of the lip on both sides of the hood and then used that and resin to bond it to the hood. Then used a couple rivits on both sides. Then a I laid a couple sheets over the lip to smooth it out. I do have a crack in it though after 5 years because someone decided to walk on it :wall:
     
  5. does it matter

    does it matter Well-Known Member




    thats the stuff to use.

    my dad would remember, he uses it at the Post Office body shop all the time. (it seems alot of the mail truck vehicles are actually glued together).



    if i remember correctly though, he said the stuff isnt cheap.
     
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    that's sounds promising :bigthumb:
     
  7. 77jimmy

    77jimmy New Member

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    Ill try the paint shop again. Ive used liquid nails on a lot of stuff but that sounds a little funny on fiberglass. I think ill try out the liquid nails on a couple scrap pieces but will most likely bond it on with fiberglass like mentioned. Any other ideas would still be helpfull though. ~Mark