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Adhesive to bond neoprene to metal (painted) that sees varying temps?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by coff33, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. Jan 1, 2022 at 6:09 AM
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    The object is outside but not exposed to the elements. So the bond doesn't necessarily have to be weatherproof. But should be able to withstand summer highs and winter lows.

    What's a widely available adhesive for this application?

    edit: Basically, I ripped out the headliner in my truck (due to mold), and want to cover the exposed area with neoprene.
     
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    Protected from sunlight?

    Maybe a waterproof epoxy. I have used it outside with success but never with neoprene.

    Next might be RapidFuse.

    Lastly Gorilla Glue

    Also check out some of the construction adhesives and compatibility with neoprene
     
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    Not directly exposed to direct sunlight, no. Basically, I ripped out the headliner in my truck (due to mold), and want to cover the exposed area with neoprene.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2022 at 6:43 AM
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    Condensation.

    Look for wetsuit glue.

    Look for pliobond.

    Some folks have use RTV adhesives.

    I would think the paint might need just a quick scuff with 400 grit to give it some teeth, nothing radical, it should bond OK if really clean.

    ANY adhesive I would check with the manufacturer for neoprene compatibility, and with whatever wetsuit glue make sure it bonds to auto paint.

    Maybe I am overthinking this but why not made for cars peel and stick deadener?
     
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    "Wetsuit glue" is rubber cement. Best way to glue rubber to metal or plastic is cyanoacrylate, commonly known as "super glue".
    Neoprene breaks down in UV light, may not last long.
     
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    Hence my earliest questions.
    Yes, Rapidfuse is a cyanoacrylate.
     
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    @coff33

    Go to a roofing supply center. Not big box center(Lowes, HDepot), but one that sells roofing products to contractors. 3M makes caulking tube type adhesives that are unbelievable.

    My brother-in-law works for Firestone. They make the rubber that is used for roofing on large commercial buildings. He gets me tubes of 3M adhesives and they are crazy good. Waterproof, bond rubber to metal, other rubber, wood, etc. Just tell them what you want to bond and they will likely have a solution.
     
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    will do
     
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