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    Question Mesh grille fixings

    Hi all help needed, I’m near the end of my Dax build and the problem I have is fixing the front mess grilles, I thought that I would use zip ties on the self adhesive pads but these will not stick. I’ve tried glueing them but they still come unstuck, the grilles I’m trying to fit are the left and right ovals and the lower frog mouth, I would like to put the mesh in the bonnet vent as well?
    Thank in advance, Mark.
    mark chambers
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    Mark,

    I used the "Bighead" fasteners bonded to the inner skin and pop riveted aluminium brackets to the mesh. For the small oval (brake cooling) ducts I just formed the mesh round the inlet and bonded it directly to the body skin.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care,
    Ian







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    I used Tigerfill sealant on the two ovals. Put plenty on and never had an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCharlie View Post
    I used Tigerfill sealant on the two ovals. Put plenty on and never had an issue.
    Charlie
    Ever tried to get them off Charlie? That stuff sticks like “sh.t to a soldier’s blanket!”. Only for once and forever applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCharlie View Post
    I used Tigerfill sealant on the two ovals. Put plenty on and never had an issue.
    Charlie
    Same. Been in there over 30 years!!!
    And Dek, yes it does but it smells a whole lot better.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dek View Post
    Ever tried to get them off Charlie? That stuff sticks like “sh.t to a soldier’s blanket!”. Only for once and forever applications.
    Dek
    Is silicone strong enough to hold but easy to pull off if required?
    Dek

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
    Same. Been in there over 30 years!!!
    And Dek, yes it does but it smells a whole lot better.......
    Not going to argue with that Chris! Good work on the GT40 btw.
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    Never had to get them off Dek. Not sure why they would have to come off anyway?
    Charlie

    Quote Originally Posted by Dek View Post
    Ever tried to get them off Charlie? That stuff sticks like “sh.t to a soldier’s blanket!”. Only for once and forever applications.
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    As usual guys thanks for your replies, I’m probably missing the point why would you want to remove them ( you can over engineer and overthink things when in lockdown!!
    so I’ll stop piddling about and stick the bloody things on....

    Thanks
    MC
    mark chambers
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