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vudu_52 07-29-2012 11:53 PM

A Plastic Glue
 
I purchased some tank protectors from Touratech so my seat bag straps won't mark the edges of the tank panels.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...GS-F650GS-Twin

They came with a tube of glue which looked and smelt like silicone sealant.
But when I used it as recommended the tank protectors just slid straight off.
I put them back in place and held them with tape for 24 hours but I could still easily remove them, so I gave up with that idea.

Any suggestions for a suitable glue which won't eat plastic?
Also it has to be able to fill the void between the tank protectors and the body panel, as the aren't a snug fit.

GH41 07-30-2012 03:53 AM

I would use black RTV but it will take a while to dry. You could still remove it but not easily. You could also use the 3m adhesive tape they put auto trim on with. Its not really tape but a double sided rubber like substance with peel and stick on both sides. Its about 1/16" thick. If I used the tape I would run a bead of RTV around the gaurd where it meets the paint. I wouldn't want dirt and grit to get between the gaurd and the paint. GH

mousitsas 07-30-2012 04:03 AM

Typical touratech gadgetry ripoff.
Of course now you have bought it, but you could also have used several layers of vinil wrap.

vudu_52 07-30-2012 05:06 PM

Thanks GH41
I'll try Silastic 732 RTV or Selleys 401, both come in clear.
It may have been what Touratech had anyway and I didn't allow enough curing time.

vudu_52 08-01-2012 12:44 AM

Well it worked a treat - Silastic 732 clear.

TowPro 08-01-2012 04:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vudu_52 (Post 19243758)
I purchased some tank protectors from Touratech so my seat bag straps won't mark the edges of the tank panels.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...GS-F650GS-Twin

They came with a tube of glue which looked and smelt like silicone sealant.
But when I used it as recommended the tank protectors just slid straight off.

Did you call Touratech and say something?
But the will just tell you it's BMW's fault so never mind.


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