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How to bond parts geek grill?...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by LUSETACO, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Got my grill from parts geek today and wondering how those who know have bonded the two pieces together? My first thought was to melt the tabs? Or epoxy?...through me a bone!
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:00 AM
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    Anybody have this grill?
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:05 AM
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    Sorry man, I don't have one of these grills...yet, but I know there's a lot of folks on here that have gotten them for building Satoshis. I've read of people doing either of both methods you mentioned above.

    Give it some time I'm sure someone else that has one will respond.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:08 AM
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    joneill03

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    Mine was already bonded when I got it :confused:
    I never had to take mine apart to do mine.
    On mine though it looks as if the little tabs are melted into place if that helps.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    That helps a lot, thanks.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:30 AM
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    i used this stuff called shoe go, mount up the little tabs and put the adhesive on the tab and let it flow, i have had mine on for months abd everything is great with it, you can also use a soldering iron and melt the tabs, you choice
     
  7. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    I have one, and just went through the same thing. I bought locktite epoxy from Lowes. It comes in a siringe.

    http://www.amazon.com/Henkel-1060027-Loctite-0-5-Ounce-Instant-Mix/dp/B001W9SFTG


    I bought the one that dries in 5 mins. It worked well, as I glued it together at each tab around the outside and clamped it together with clamps, waited 20 mins, and then cut the center out of the grill. No issues. Its a BITCH to get all of those little tabs in place. Good luck. PM me if you have any other questions.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    Thanks for the tips! 33 TABS!!...oh man.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    i did my satoshi mod with them seperate, did the whole mod, had the outside painted to match then pieced them together and glued, perfect ever since
     
  10. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    Yea, I found that using a knife helped me position the tabs into the slots (because it was thin) once I started getting everything together.
     
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