A Plastic Glue

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by vudu_52, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. vudu_52

    vudu_52 Black Magic

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    I purchased some tank protectors from Touratech so my seat bag straps won't mark the edges of the tank panels.

    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/...protector-tail-section-BMW-F800GS-F650GS-Twin

    They came with a tube of glue which looked and smelt like silicone sealant.
    But when I used it as recommended the tank protectors just slid straight off.
    I put them back in place and held them with tape for 24 hours but I could still easily remove them, so I gave up with that idea.

    Any suggestions for a suitable glue which won't eat plastic?
    Also it has to be able to fill the void between the tank protectors and the body panel, as the aren't a snug fit.
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  2. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    I would use black RTV but it will take a while to dry. You could still remove it but not easily. You could also use the 3m adhesive tape they put auto trim on with. Its not really tape but a double sided rubber like substance with peel and stick on both sides. Its about 1/16" thick. If I used the tape I would run a bead of RTV around the gaurd where it meets the paint. I wouldn't want dirt and grit to get between the gaurd and the paint. GH
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  3. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Typical touratech gadgetry ripoff.
    Of course now you have bought it, but you could also have used several layers of vinil wrap.
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  4. vudu_52

    vudu_52 Black Magic

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    Thanks GH41
    I'll try Silastic 732 RTV or Selleys 401, both come in clear.
    It may have been what Touratech had anyway and I didn't allow enough curing time.
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  5. vudu_52

    vudu_52 Black Magic

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    Well it worked a treat - Silastic 732 clear.
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  6. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Did you call Touratech and say something?
    But the will just tell you it's BMW's fault so never mind.
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