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Postby Grahamec » Sat May 12, 2018 5:50 pm

Can anyone please advise me of the best adhesive to use to stick wooden battens onto my vans floor in order that I can start my flooring and insulatation. I would prefer not to have to screw down the ba battens.
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Re: Which adhesive

Postby Backbone of Britain » Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 am

Sika 221 it’s a sealant and adhesive it’s used for joining caravan body panels too.
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Re: Which adhesive

Postby Grahamec » Sun May 13, 2018 11:02 am

Thanks for your reply Backbone.
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Re: Which adhesive

Postby ABA » Sun May 13, 2018 1:07 pm

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Re: Which adhesive

Postby hectors-tranny » Wed May 16, 2018 1:36 pm

Yes definitely don't screw through the floor! I used the best solvent-based grip-fill type adhesive I could find.
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Re: Which adhesive

Postby Grahamec » Wed May 16, 2018 11:59 pm

I think I've read somewhere that a non setting adhesive is best, any comments please.
Seems that sikaflex 512 may be very suitable.
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Re: Which adhesive

Postby Backbone of Britain » Fri May 18, 2018 11:27 pm

Grahamec wrote:I think I've read somewhere that a non setting adhesive is best, any comments please.
Seems that sikaflex 512 may be very suitable.

The non setting stuff is not an adhesive, it’s a sealant. It only skins over and It’s purpose being for places of lots of movement so If the skin breaks it self heals and reseals by skinning over again.
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Re: Which adhesive

Postby Chuggy » Sat May 19, 2018 9:55 am

You want a polyurethane adhesive don't use silicone sealent, this one sticks like anything but remains flexible, as used on motorhome skylights and windows

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Re: Which adhesive

Postby Grahamec » Sun May 20, 2018 8:13 pm

quite cheap that stuff Chuggy.
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