Glue for 26X head door edging

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Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by HERNDON » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:40 am

Has anyone glued the edging on the head door back on for a 26X? Which glue did you use?

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 am

Good question. Mine has a spline that fits into a narrow dado, and though it stays in the slot, it tends to loosen over time and get baggy at the corners, which then prevents it from closing. I just work it back by hand.

I suppose a small brad or staple at the ends would keep it from working itself loose. Glue might be tough, as plastic doesn't like being glued for the most part, at least not without the right glue (epoxy). :|

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by HERNDON » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:39 am

Yup, that is what mine does. I usually shove it back into the slot and close the door too.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Spector » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:02 pm

Gorilla Glue worked for me. Trick with it is to dampen the surfaces slightly. It needs moisture to work best. It expands a lot so use sparingly

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Herschel » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:06 am

Spector wrote:Gorilla Glue worked for me. Trick with it is to dampen the surfaces slightly. It needs moisture to work best. It expands a lot so use sparingly
Yes, I can attest to that. good glue, but a little tricky to use. It does trim off afterwards pretty well. Learned this the first time I tried using it to repair some old shoes. :o
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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Nauti Nell » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:13 pm

Is Gorilla glue a polyurethane glue? I have used polyurethane glue to build small wooden boats in the past. Worked like a charm and easier than epoxy. If I remember directions stated use on damp surface and it expands.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by NiceAft » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:24 pm

Yes it is.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by HERNDON » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:46 pm

I was thinking of using Gorilla glue. I can attest to its holding power. I had to glue the heel back onto my dress shoes a few years ago when I was out of town on business.
Purchase it from home depot and went back to the hotel. I lathered it onto the the rubber heel and used a hotel chair to hold it in place. Next morning I picked
the chair up and the Gorilla glue had foamed down the heel and under it firmly glued my shoe to the carpet.
I'll give it a shot next weekend and post results.
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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by NiceAft » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:58 pm

I am not a fan of Gorilla Glue for the very reason of its foaming action.

I don’t have an :macx: , so I am unfamiliar with the door in reference.

In my :macm: , there is a brown plastic strip dovetailed into the edge of the head door to finish it off. It runs the circumference of the :macm: bifold head door. If that resembles what the non bifold :macx: door looks like, I would take a different approach.

I would remove the strip, drill 1/16 inch hole at the end of the strip. Then hammer in a brass brad. Do that again just prior to where the bulge was, and just after. Hammer in brads at those locations. Continue on each corner whether there was a bulge or not. Then place a brad at the end. This is much more work than glueing, but less sloppy.

I repaired, reproduced, and refinished furniture for over forty years. I just don’t like using anything that foams when it comes to making repairs to a visible area. That’s just me.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:32 pm

I removed the head doors on both my 26X and Mac 19 years ago and replaced them with shower curtains. I have eye nuts above the head, fore and aft. I have the shower curtain on a bungy cord and cover the head when needed. I move the hook on the forward end of the bungy cord to the port side of the companionway hatch to get some privacy while in a marina, etc.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by dlandersson » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:28 am

I have a cloth/web thingy with lots of pockets on it on my bathrrom door.

It's a really handy place to keep things I might need. 8)
Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:I removed the head doors on both my 26X and Mac 19 years ago and replaced them with shower curtains. I have eye nuts above the head, fore and aft. I have the shower curtain on a bungy cord and cover the head when needed. I move the hook on the forward end of the bungy cord to the port side of the companionway hatch to get some privacy while in a marina, etc.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:33 pm

Can you be more specific about the "cloth/web thingy"? It probably wouldn't hurt to have 2 or more shower curtain/web thingies.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by K9Kampers » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:41 am

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:..."cloth/web thingy"?...
It's a hanging pocket organizer - a verticle arrangement of different size small pockets to hold must have items that never get used, similar to a hanging shoe organizer. Mine was made of a 'durable' polyester fabric that I hung on the cabin side of the head door. A worthy mod.
It started to degrade after about seven seasons and was removed after nine.

Look for it in a garden center.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:36 am

I think that I may have seen them near the cotton seed. I'll look there.

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Re: Glue for 26X head door edging

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:40 pm

I think I found what will work for me on Amazon.
"Kootek over the door organisers 12 mesh pockets"
They also have a bunch of others that may work better for you.
dlandersson thanks for the tip.
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