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    Any way to bond an ABS sheet to an aluminum sheet?

    I'm starting the fabrication of a custom frame for my headunit and MTSVO-SC retractable screen. It seems like the hardest part is going to be mounting the burlwood trim ABS sheet onto the metal frame which will house the headunit and screen. Is there a way to permanently bond a sheet of ABS plastic to a sheet of aluminum (or steel) and not have it come apart from changes in temperature or driving vibration? I could always use a set of countersunk screws, I suppose, but my first choice would be to have it appear completely seamless, with no screws on the visible surface. Any ideas out there for cementing ABS to metal?

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    I'm kind of bias to fiberglass resin. I'm kind of fuzzy on your application, but believe it or not, i've seen silicone make an amazing hold onto aluminum, and it held in the outdoors for going on three years. Just a thought.

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    there are adheasives that are used on cars that will work

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    PL Premium construction adhesive, comes in a caulk gun tube and maybe/possibly and squeeze tube. the shiite sticks to everything. If one of the two surfaces aren't porous it'll take a while to dry/cure. There's also some two part auto body glues that are incredible, called Duramix.. look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furball69
    PL Premium construction adhesive, comes in a caulk gun tube and maybe/possibly and squeeze tube. the shiite sticks to everything. If one of the two surfaces aren't porous it'll take a while to dry/cure. There's also some two part auto body glues that are incredible, called Duramix.. look it up.
    I concure !!!!!!!!!!!! Construction adhesive does stick anything to anything !!! Period. You could also try silicone if you need flexibility since it dried to a flexible rubbery conpound. 86 the fiberglass resin.....it will not hold on to the plastic of metal !!

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    lately I've been using crazy glue for just about everything . About a month ago I glued a piece of aluminum to the front of my DVD player draw. I was pulling on it and pushing it, and it's on there pretty firm..I'd give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky388
    lately I've been using crazy glue for just about everything . About a month ago I glued a piece of aluminum to the front of my DVD player draw. I was pulling on it and pushing it, and it's on there pretty firm..I'd give it a try.
    a few months ago i temporarily built my enclosure for my screen with crazy glue and abs cement. i took it out yesterday to rebuild it. since it was baking in the sun, the pieces practically peeled apart.

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    I've been quite impressed with JB weld. Just used it to glue my aluminium screen bezel together after trying (and failing) to soldering it. JB weld seems to stick to anything quite well.
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    I'd give Raycrete a shot. I love this stuff.

    Got an order for a gallon coming next week. Besides that it's easy to use and work, it's non-toxic, no cat-**** smell like epoxy, and it cleans up with lemon juice.


    Some places sell small packets of it for ~$5

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    Liquid Nails

    i work for the company that makes liquid nails (ICI) we dont make it at our factory but i have used this particular product!

    http://www.liquidnails.com/ViewProdu...o?productId=48

    you can find it at your local home improvment store (we deal to home depot mainly though)

    i used it on a plackard (the number of our apartment) that i wanted to lock to the door since it had fell off after the double sided tape ripped off the paint, it was bare wood meeting plastic. nonetheless it is stuck forever.... i tried to pull it off using a butterknife only to bend the knife (and it wasnt a thin one either)

    careful with the stuff (i prefer the non clear as i have noticed it to be slightly stronger) probably the different base used, but both are high strength and would last forever...


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