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Thread: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

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    Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    Has anyone tried to bond canvas to aluminum? I want to use deck, or other heavy-duty canvas to cover the hinges on my punt doors that run the length of the cockpit to help waterproof, but am not sure how easy this is to do. I know it has been done before because I ripped old canvas off the aluminum deck when I took the old doors off, but don't know what was used originally if there is a suitable product out there. Any ideas?

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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    Bigger bilge pump!!
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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    Maybe rubber cement?

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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    That’s what I used rubber cement

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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    The bilge pump is set up but I am hoping to avoid using it too much!

    Any particular type of rubber cement?

    I was considering trying this stuff too: https://www.uphsup.com/p-78-adhca393...n-per-can.aspx

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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    Clean the aluminum really good and use a good epoxy and it should stick.

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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    Get some Hypalon glue used on inflatable boats from Kits Inflatables in Vancouver or GA Checkpoint in Pt. Moody.
    It bonds boat fabric, or other to wood, metal and fibreglass. Make sure you scuff up the surface and clean extremely
    well with acetone or MEK before applying and follow the instructions.
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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    Good advice. Thanks

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    Re: Bonding canvas to aluminum?

    I would use a strips of aluminum flat bar and sandwich the canvas then screw it down. When the canvas needs replacing undo the strips and replace. K

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