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Re: [TR] Questions about sill replacement on a TR3

Subject: Re: [TR] Questions about sill replacement on a TR3
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 13:04:48 EST
In a message dated 11/29/2006 9:02:18 AM Central Standard Time, writes: 
> I am so NOT a structural engineer (nor any other kind of engineer), 
> hence my possibly naive question here. "Pound for pound" (or whatever 
> SAT-style analogy you care to use here), are these adhesives as strong 
> as an equivalent spot weld or plug weld or other kind of weld? Or 
> (maybe the same question, but asked differently), is there any 
> difference in design of two pieces to be joined via a structural 
> adhesive rather than by conventional "mechanical" (weld) joining?
I am not either a structural engineer but I would think that a continuous 
seal of a good, polyurethane adhesive (such as Fusor which is used in new cars) 
could be as strong or stronger than a series of spotwelds, some of which may 
not have taken so good.  The real question in my mind is will the adhesive 
to a powder coated surface?  These adhesives are excellent at sticking to 
steel and painted surfaces but powder coating may yield a "Teflon(R)" like 
surface, if you catch my drift.


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