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Unread postAuthor: roughboy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:29 pm

Can epoxy or any glue stick to rubber?


Which holds more pressure a metal tire valve or a rubber tire valve?
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:32 pm

I am sorry your going to have to explain more then that....
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Unread postAuthor: fireman565 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:32 pm

What application is the rubber being used?

How and where will the tire valve be mounted?

EDIT: You beat me to it...
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Unread postAuthor: roughboy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:49 pm

I want to make a piston without using a bolt and a washer to hold the rubber in place. what i want is to glue the rubber onto the piston thats it, no bolt,no washer So my question is can epoxy or any glue, stick to rubber?



And the tire valve question is a separate question.Which holds more pressure a metal tire valve or a rubber tire valve?
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:53 pm

A search on McMaster brings up more than 10 different types of rubber. You need to be a bit more specific.

But in general, epoxy sticks well to anything porous.
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Unread postAuthor: roughboy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:58 pm

neoprene rubber (black)
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:05 pm

You might have to rough up the surface to get the best adhesion but yes it will stick.

The metal will give you less trouble as long as you can tap your own threads to screw it into what ever your using it for... for high pressure applications I would recommend metal over rubber.
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:33 pm

Tire repair cement or contact cement (probably the same thing) sticks very well to rubber. I used it to attatch the sealing face on my first piston canon. It has yet to fail. Just follow the directions.

If you want to "glue" in your schrader, strip the rubber off of your tire valve. You will find it has a metal core. Then use epoxy.

Please remember to install this in a DOUBLE walled area if you are using plastic.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:56 pm

I've had JB Weld stick to neoprene fine, seems very solid.
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