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    Finally mounting side rails

    Upon purchasing the side rail kit months ago. I was apprehensive about mounting them due to the double sided tape coming loose and falling off. What would be the best adhesive to use? I'm looking at some polyethylene compatible adhesives made by 3M. Would this be ok? Or should I use something else.


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    West Six10 or a high strength 2 part marine epoxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    West Six10 or a high strength 2 part marine epoxy.
    will it distort the plastic? I don't want to ruin the top deck?

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    Why not use the 2 sided tape? What type of tape is it? Some of those 3M 2 sided tapes are just stupid strong. Epoxy on a plastic is generally not a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Why not use the 2 sided tape? What type of tape is it? Some of those 3M 2 sided tapes are just stupid strong. Epoxy on a plastic is generally not a great idea.
    Its a thin 3M tape, not the heavy duty stuff your thinking about. Ya think I should just try a heavy duty tape first? I'm not very fond of smearing glue all over a new ski.

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    Im sure they picked the best tape for the application. I Wouldnt be afraid of it.

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    are you refering to the side protector kit, pieces of mine fell off in the waves before, it was covered under BRP warranty and replaced every piece for me, havent had a issue since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meen66 View Post
    are you refering to the side protector kit, pieces of mine fell off in the waves before, it was covered under BRP warranty and replaced every piece for me, havent had a issue since.
    Yep!! That's the one im talking about. And I ride in rough water.

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    ...like I said earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Why not use the 2 sided tape? What type of tape is it? Some of those 3M 2 sided tapes are just stupid strong. Epoxy on a plastic is generally not a great idea.
    I used epoxy on plastic weekly.

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