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Category: General
Forum Name: Repair & maintenance
Forum Discription: Questions & tips on the subject
Printed Date: 18 Jul 18 at 6:39am
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Topic: ProGrip
Posted By: Saraband
Subject: ProGrip
Date Posted: 28 Jan 17 at 9:56am
I need to ProGrip the side deck for the helm on our FD.......there seem to be conflicting views on using the self-adhesive sheets. 

What advice do people have? If I use glue is there a special adhesive or is it any contact adhesive eg Evostick?


Posted By: Do Different
Date Posted: 28 Jan 17 at 11:01am
Not definitive advice by any means but what I have experienced myself.

The self adhesive doesn't seem to quite be enough to work in all situations, perhaps on perfectly flat areas of a perfect surface, I don't know.

Yes contact adhesive, people will have favourites, Evo Stick, Theofix(?) get's good reports. Get the solvent based stuff, some is now water based I bought some in error once and it took forever to go to touch dry tack and then wasn't too convincing.

If anything more than a small area two people are better than one. When using the solvent based contact glue it can make the material distort a little which is another reason help is useful to manage the beast. 

Chamfer and or tape the edges to prevent it catching and curling off where where is a chance of rubbing. 

BTW. What part of the country are you FDing.

Posted By: Saraband
Date Posted: 28 Jan 17 at 7:39pm
We race at Prwstwick SC but did the winter series at Largs. We will be back up at Largs for teh Spring series and first FD event is at Bala over Easter

Thanks for advice re glue etc

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