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Offline Neil_EngUK

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Hi
Can any members give me some advice as to the best way to stick on tank rubbers, to a tank that isnt drilled or tapped?

The tank is nicely sprayed up and i want to attach the rubbers securely to protect the paint; not damage the paint or mess it up in the process. There is no chrome.

The tank is a centre bolt version, i think from a gold star, but is being attached to a 1961 Golden Flash, so i think the 'plain' rubbers would be appropriate.

many thanks
Neil
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Re: Attaching knee Grip Rubbers to an undrill petrol tank
« Reply #1 on: 09.06. 2015 10:58 »
The usual thing for attaching rubber/plastic parts to painted panels is called body side moulding tape (made by 3M) which you can get from most car paint suppliers....but if you want something really really sticky try this.....
http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/butyl-sealer-strip-7m
With either one though, if you don't get them in quite the right place for instance, the paint is going to be damaged pulling them off!
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Re: Attaching knee Grip Rubbers to an undrill petrol tank
« Reply #2 on: 09.06. 2015 11:26 »
might not be ideal but sticky velcro tape or tabs would allow some re-alignment if not correct first time
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Re: Attaching knee Grip Rubbers to an undrill petrol tank
« Reply #3 on: 09.06. 2015 14:08 »
Hi,
I have used "Gripfill" an evostik product, use some electrical tape to hold the kneegrip in place till it sets
12+ years ago now and still fine, despite several petrol spills

HTH
John
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Re: Attaching knee Grip Rubbers to an undrill petrol tank
« Reply #4 on: 09.06. 2015 15:19 »
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despite several petrol spills

I thought of evostick John but the petrol thing was playing on my mind, seems it's ok then
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Re: Attaching knee Grip Rubbers to an undrill petrol tank
« Reply #5 on: 09.06. 2015 18:47 »
I was thinking some kind of contact adhesive myself, but as noted you'll only get one shot at putting them on right. I can't see that any process using an adhesive worth its salt isn't going to mar the paint if you have to pull things off again.
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Re: Attaching knee Grip Rubbers to an undrill petrol tank
« Reply #6 on: 09.06. 2015 19:22 »
Hi Bill, and All,
"Gripfill" is a thick goo that comes in a mastic tube, similar to "no more nails"

works for me *smile*
John
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