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    Tunnel Glue

    I have read through some searched items and found many different answers, some have used 5200, some marine tex.....What should I use to glue down my coco tunnel skin? if marine tex, what kind?

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    I think either one will work. Lots of us have used 5200 regular or quick cure. You can buy a large tube of it at Home Depot, or even Wally World. Make sure you use gloves no matter what you use, because the stuff is evil and won't come off!

    And by the way, A++ for doing a little legwork before posting! I like this guy already...

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    I have done four three with 5200 FC and one with west systems epoxy all are holding great.

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    if I go the epoxy route, what sticks best to the SMC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul2005GPR View Post
    if I go the epoxy route, what sticks best to the SMC?
    West Systems 105 resin and 205 hardener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul2005GPR View Post
    I have read through some searched items and found many different answers, some have used 5200, some marine tex.....What should I use to glue down my coco tunnel skin? if marine tex, what kind?

    Thanks
    If you're gonna go with the marine tex, this is the one you want.

    http://www.marinetex.com/marinetexepoxyputty.html

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    Thanks, The Info I needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    West Systems 105 resin and 205 hardener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    West Systems 105 resin and 205 hardener.
    I'm thinking that a filler would be needed as well to keep the epoxy from running all over the place. The epoxy resin and hardener is some thin stuff until it cures. I've used the 406 colloidal silica for bonding, with great results.
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    A couple more options....

    This is what I've used on 2 reinforcements.
    http://www.evercoat.com/productDetail.aspx?pID=179

    It's super strong stuff but has a short working time, 5-10 minutes on the medium set...you've got to get it right the first time. It can be used in a standard caulking gun, but you will want a powered gun to make it easier to push the material through the mixing tip. Putting the tube in the freezer for awhile will give you a little more working time before it sets up. I used 1-1/4 tubes to do the reinforcement on the SHO.

    Here's one more that Bruce at Riva recommended to me. He said it's pretty much the same stuff Yamaha uses to bond hulls together.

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