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What glue to get?

Postby princess peach » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:58 am

I need to glue plastic to my UPVC windows.I want to put up blinds(not very heavy) and glue the little sticky hooks to the plastic so i need a strong glue.Ive tried Hard as nails and that was like using toothpaste :crazy:
What else is there out there thats good :think:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby julian » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:08 am

maybe araldite?
there is also a superglue available in "gel", I managed to stick the car mirror to the windscreen with it, it´s good !!

won´t the "sticky" hooks "stick" without glue?
(you could use contact adhesive, it won´t work but at least you´ll enjoy the job!!)

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby country boy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:26 am

Tangit

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby ajtg1952 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:28 am

Use clear silicone. Its reasonably stong; currently holding my Land Rover bumper together, and it can be taken off. It sticks well to glass and is cheap and easy to use.

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby princess peach » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:57 pm

Julian,Ive tried sticky hooks without glue and they are not strong enough.O.K at first but then you come down one morning and the blinds are on the floor or just hanging by one hook :crazy:
ajtg,i will try the silicone as i already have some in my tool box,only it isnt to stick to glass,its to plastic. :think:
If that fails i will try araldite(can you get that here?) or tangit as country boy says :thumbup:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby country boy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:15 pm

Peachy, go for Tangit, it is a solvent glue, specially for PVC, you can buy it in small tubes from builders merchants or good ferreterias. Just try it on one hook first, it will never come off and will "melt your windows so make sure you hold each hook in place for 30 seconds so you don't get skid marks if they slide. Oh, the vapours will give you a great high if you put some in a paper bag and inhale it!! (Also a cracking headache afterwards), it is a notifiable substance in UK, not to be sold to doubtful persons, Spain doesn't seem to have a sniffing problem so it easily obtainable here. (I had Hardware shops in UK).

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby princess peach » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:58 am

lol Country boy,I will try Tangit,dont fancy skid marks on my UPVC tho.Oh and im bound to get stuck to the hook arent i.. :lol:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby country boy » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:27 am

One small blob on the hook, one small blob on the marked place on the window where it has to go, bring together,twist back and forth once, wait , let go. Simples! :lolno:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby princess peach » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:12 am

lol...watch this space..... :crazy: dont forget ill be high as a kite while im trying to put one small blob on the hook and twisting backwards and forth,lol.. plus ill be up a ladder. :wtf:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby julian » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:18 am

I can see your next topic being a question about doctors again !! :lol:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby Devils Advocate » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:20 am

The easiest and least complicated way to do this is with the double sided sticky pads available from car accessory shops. These are used to keep your cars interior mirror in place for the cars life and years of tugging at it.......they do stick like stuff to a blanket :thumbup: .......and coppers to buy.
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Re: What glue to get?

Postby princess peach » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:47 pm

Doctors or hospitals Julian yes! :crazy:

DA~will these pads be sticky enough to hold blinds up??
A small side mirror for a car doesnt weigh much compared to a blind with fabric on..
Oh now im all in a pickle.. :lol:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby Devils Advocate » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:17 pm

Come on Peachie girl you said they were not that heavy :think: Put it this way I've got front number plates held on with the stuff, your wheel weights on your car use it and, theres a fair bit of the old centrifugals trying to ditch them :thumbup: ................and I stuck our front door bell on with the stuff rather than drilling it. The bell broke a month or two back and I smashed it whilst having to chissel it off....the tape was still there like a goodun.

I buy mine in a roll but the Mirror pads are just a few pence each.

Having said that, I'd prefer you use glue because if it falls off with my idea my name will be mud :wave:
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Re: What glue to get?

Postby julian » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:20 pm

screw it on..that´ll fix it !!!

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby Devils Advocate » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:25 pm

Shhhhhhh.. (whisper)........I think she said she doesn't like hubby doing DIY :shh:
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Re: What glue to get?

Postby julian » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:36 pm

then maybe she could screw it herself !!!

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby princess peach » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:19 pm

ffs~i can still read that,im only 37 ya know guys... :angel:

I did say hubby doesnt do the DIY yes DA.. :lolno:
I have screwed one lot on myself Julian,the thing is,i had to drill into the UPVC frames... :thumbdown: not a good idea really eh...thing is,when i come to sell the house...im gonna have loads of holes in the plastic. :problem:

I will have a look about for your sticky thing DA,then we can have an argument on here if the buggers fall on the floor. :thumbup:

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:25 pm

them windscreen rear view mirror sticky pads are super sticky...ive only ever had to replace one since i started working on cars (and that was french :silent: ) :lol: :lol:
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Re: What glue to get?

Postby princess peach » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:53 pm

Alright,i will go for the sticky fixer jobbies then..
What are they called in Spanish????

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Re: What glue to get?

Postby Devils Advocate » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:02 pm

princess peach wrote: What are they called in Spanish????

Sod off Peachy....that bit's harder than putting the blinds up in the first place :silent:
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