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#1 L00seM00se

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 02:53 PM

I’ve tried everything to attach several power cables neatly to the flowcoat walls. Gorilla Glue, Liquid Nails, ADOS (something) and none seem to last more than a few weeks. Starting to wonder if it’s the plastic things I’m glueing. They are little plastic squares which have a raised middle bit with 4 holes that you can run a cable tie through.

Has anyone used something that works?
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#2 Island Time

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:25 PM

Yep. Screw down cable tie mounts. Single screw through the middle. All the adhesive ones suck.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:25 PM

Little squares of 3M double sided tape (Part # 503-4884) works. I clean the pastic thingy and the wall with acetone or isoprop.

Although as IT says, screw on ones are definitely the go


Edited by Ladyhawk, 16 June 2019 - 03:27 PM.

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#4 L00seM00se

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:47 PM

I’m trying to avoid screwing through the hull, given that there’s sometimes water in the other side
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 03:49 PM

The hull will be thick enough, but if in doubt, glue on a little bit of plastic board, screw to that...
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#6 gisywaterboy

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:31 PM

Ive stuck a few cables on with 3M 5200. 20mm strip every 100mm or so. Worked for me.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

Just give it a little scuff up with wet and dry sandpaper where you are gluing it- possibly the wax in the flowcoat.


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#8 Cazzate

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 01:45 PM

The hull will be thick enough, but if in doubt, glue on a little bit of plastic board, screw to that...


I do this but little bits of ply and use bonding silicone . Easy to prise orff with a chisel in the future if it needs to be moved
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:43 PM

Cut a strip of 12mm ply, epoxy to hull, flowcoat.  Then use that to screw your cables to.  Looks neat and professional.


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#10 L00seM00se

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:08 PM

Good ideas re using some ply. Thanks.
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