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Old March 11th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Aluminum Fasteners.

Any reason why chequerplate has steel fasteners instead of aluminum? I'd have thought that a non-pure (stronger) alloy fastener would be more than strong enough (especially given that I'll likely be bonding them in place anyway to fill the gaps) given that wing-tops and quarter panels really don't get the kind of abuse that would require strength.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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mine are held down by alloy pop rivets. skip the adhesive, not required, or wise. you may need or want to remove them at some point.

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Any reason why chequerplate has steel fasteners instead of aluminum? I'd have thought that a non-pure (stronger) alloy fastener would be more than strong enough (especially given that I'll likely be bonding them in place anyway to fill the gaps) given that wing-tops and quarter panels really don't get the kind of abuse that would require strength.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Ok, need to put something between though, there is too much flex-gap now, I wanted to use silicone sheeting but that stuff is way too pricy. Guess just running a neoprene seal around the edge would solve crap getting between the two surfaces. I also have a rubberized isolation product I'll coat the bottom of the plate with.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 01:33 PM
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yeah, crap will get in there. not a concern for me. maybe a bead of household latex caulk will seal it up fairly well and be easily removeable should you want to do so. though to really get a perfect seal you'll need alot more rivets, no matter what you use. are you worried about damage to the paint?

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Ok, need to put something between though, there is too much flex-gap now, I wanted to use silicone sheeting but that stuff is way too pricy. Guess just running a neoprene seal around the edge would solve crap getting between the two surfaces. I also have a rubberized isolation product I'll coat the bottom of the plate with.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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I used sided 2 sided tape on mine. the stuff body shops use to attach name plates. dont use silicon you will likley pull the paint off if you ever need to remove them.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Ah, yeah ideally some silicone tape would probably work best, stuck to the plate and not the paint. I am likely going to also put a paint film on the wings/bonnet edges to protect the paint, mostly I just don't like a gap between the two surfaces. Yeah, I am being a bit anal about things but we all have our quirks

Somehow Paddocks managed to put the arial hole on the wrong wing too, so thinking I will cut one where the am/fm arial goes and sandwich a plate under the wing on the other side and mount the CB/FM 2-way arial on that side.
Thanks for the ideas.
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