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    Glue for Deck Fittings ?
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    Joe727
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    JT,
    Nice work with the mechanical reinforcement. I spent my life in the designing and building of large construction projects, I always relied on a mechanical connection in addition to adhesive where glue was used. All of the guys that gave you this advice are quite right! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    Xcpilot
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    I used Rob’s solution for the plastic fairleads. In my case I had to use miniature brass tacks. Luckily I have some watch makers drills and a useful pin drill to drill the clearance holes in the fairleads and pilot holes in the deck.

    The fairleads were fixed with CA and some dabs of silver hammerite have blended in the tack heads nicely.

    Build now complete. 😎 JT
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    Hi JT.
    Thanks for your kind comments on my Police Boat πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ‘
    My approach to deck fittings is that glue will never be adequate on it's own, and as Martin said you're often only glueing to a layer of paint so I always make sure that there's a 'mechanical' fixing as well. That means fixing through the mounting surface with a pin or screw, or perhaps a threaded stud if the item is to be demountable.
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    For a master class on making and fixing fittings see Robbob’s 36” Thames River Police Launch build blog.

    It’s inspired me to make some more deck fittings. 😊😎

    JT
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    Thanks all for your help. πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

    Yes Pete’s idea of making studs is the way forward for the handrails.

    In my case the handrails are small so cocktail sticks worked well. First I drilled 1.5mm holes in the rails then short but oversize studs were glued in the holes with canopy glue. These were later sanded back to the thickness of the cabin roofs.

    I found an easy way to transfer the position of studs to the roof was by blacking the bottom of the studs with a pencil. This left clear marks on masking tape where I drilled 2mm clearance holes to secure the handrails. I will expoxy them in position.

    Plastic fairleads next ?

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    I agree with Pete that a mechanical fixing is always a good idea, brass rod or small brass nails which can be sanded quite well. I have never thought of double sided tape- worth thinking about. I wonder if you have a brand name, Commodore, for such tape?

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    I have had success attaching deck fittings with double face tape. Modern versions of double stick tape is really robust, The advantage is there is no squeeze out as the often times is with any kind of glue. You can get thin double face tape at a craft store I have some that is only 1/8" wide. The good stuff really sticks hard and lasts. When applying it you must be sure not to touch the tape at all before you stick it and surfaces must be clean. Another advantage is that you can get things back off if you need to although with some difficulty.
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    I would use epoxy but one with a longer setting time, as the longer it takes to go off, the stronger the hold, plus I drill each item with 1mm drill, then epoxy a short piece of brass rod into the item and into a hole in the boat, so for your rails, drill three holes into each rail, measure the distance onto the boat cabin top, and drill three matching holes, then glue, I do this with all my fittings, and as yet have never lost one.😊

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, nice build jt
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    Hi,
    I personally would steer clear of Silicone sealant.
    It is ok for sealing or stopping leaks but it has a habit of getting everywhere and is a real pain to paint over.

    Depending on how much surface area you have but a two part epoxy is very good.

    If possible it is always best to try and remove the paint first then you are not just sticking just to paint.

    Sorry if this is not very helpful.

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    My final hurdle on my lockdown project (Aerokits Fast Patrol Boat) is the deck fittings. What is the most suitable glue to secure deck fittings. The deck and cabin roofs have been finished with 2K acrylic car paint to which I will be attaching plastic fairleads and my scratch made wooden hand rails.

    I particularly want to properly secure the hand rails as they took quite a bit of time to fabricate.

    I have been testing the obvious choices with a old lolly stick glued to a old CD. In order of best adhesion here is what I found.

    Worst adhesion but friendliest to use Canopy glue, 12 min epoxy was ok, finally cyanoacrylate gave the best adhesion but I feel still It was not secure enough.

    Has anyone tried Silicone sealant or other building adhesives say Grip-fill or the other derivatives like No-nails or (I like the name of this one) Sticks like Sh*t.😎

    Thanks in advance JT
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