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attaching sail track

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by robmich, May 13, 2018.

  1. robmich

    robmich Active Member

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    Hi All was wondering what ideas people have for attaching sail track to the gutter of a tintop van,i have seen people drill and rivet but cant bring myself to drill about a dozen holes in the gutter,i was wondering if there was some sort of clamps or clips that would do the job, i could fix the track to a more rigid alloy extrusion to make it easier to fit,what are peoples thoughts
    Rob
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    You could use sika.
    Wipe clean with wax n grease remover first to ensure all polish off.
    Stronger than rivets , limit is paint strength.
    Keep a 1mm bead thickness at least so that you can run a box knife thru to remove later if needed.
    Remainder can be worked off if necessary.

    Alternative is a relay strong double sided tape if you can find one.

    Black double sided rubber tape is good in conjunction with sika
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally, I’d mount ‘em on a set of roof bars.....gives you a little extra headroom, allowing the awning to fall away from the bus.......vital when you get overnight rain..seen many collapse under the weight of collected rain.
    Most of these awnings come with mounting brackets already.....their major market is 4x4 people...
    Advantages include being able to remove the awning setup when not needed and roof bars are very handy when you have ‘em.
    Your bus, your choice.;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  4. robmich

    robmich Active Member

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    i had considered roofracks but havnt got the clearance on the carport and be a pain to remove and install all the time,was hoping there was some sort of clip i know sika is good stuff but think in a good breeze it would pull the paint off
     
  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    If it is factory paint it won't ;)
     
  6. robmich

    robmich Active Member

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    not factory paint
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    2pac?
    Acrylic should also be ok but depends how well it has been prepared.
    It has a large surface area to carry the load.
    The sika has give
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How often will you use it - roof racks don't take that long to put on.

    Good options from Grant with the clamps or magnets.
     
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  11. robmich

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    hi Apal i tried the figure 8 it just spit the first time i used them
     
  12. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for that.
     
  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about the different ways to do an awning (with least body interference) on my Sopru poptop & GrantW gave me such an idea;). Computer hard drive magnets ( 4 earth magnets) ( those suckers are sooo strong) with one side glued to the inside of my fibreglass pop top & the other side sewn into the annex material. Going to give this a red hot go!:D
    Cheers
     
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