- adhesive experts, what to use?
i want to convert a gps mount so it’ll fit a garmin mount.
This means i need to attach the metal plate on this:
to the flat side of this (it will be flat once i grind the old style garmin 705 mount from the side you cant see)
As it’ll be going on the mountain bike and subject to vibrations, would a more flexible adhesive than epoxy resin be better?
Or can you get flexible epoxy resins?
I’ll probably use a lanyard with it as well in case of failure.Posted 4 years agomeeeeeMember
weight is only 100g, and found some flexible epoxy on amazon so might try that.
Rivets is also good idea. Not got the unit in front of me yet as just got it off ebay so not sure if theres enough room for them yet though.
If the plastic garmin adapter is large enough might actually be able to remove the metal plate and screw it into the existing holesPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Most epoxies have a degree of flexibility- not so’s you can feel it but enough to avoid being brittle and excessively vibration-fatiguey. I’d rather have some metal in there, rivets or teeny bolts but I reckon proper epoxy (not fast setting) would be more than up for it- nice big area, key it in well to reduce the tear issues…Posted 4 years agocraigxxlMember
Try 3M sticky pads like these. Never had any of them come without a lot of force and when they do seperate there is no damage.
With anything like this preparation is key making sure both surfaces are clean of dirt and grease. IPA or electrical contact cleaner to ensure you have clean surfaces.Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
For ease I’d go with epoxy/amine. Should be more than string enough. Roughening the surfaces will help as adhesion to either substrate will probably be the weakest point. Personally I’d look at trying to rivet it as the metal plate looks removable. Could glue as well for a very permanent solution.
I don’t see why you’d want something flexible. Not sure that would help with vibration. Failure will most likely occur when attaching removing the device.Posted 4 years ago
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