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Old 08-23-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Grill inserts DIY help

Has anyone did this with tie wraps only?

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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Most guys seem to be gorilla glueing the tie strap brackets for security. Still deciding how I am going to do mine.

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Most guys seem to be gorilla glueing the tie strap brackets for security. Still deciding how I am going to do mine.
Duplicate thread but I posted this in the other:

"If you do in fact mean not using an epoxy or glue on the zip tie blocks then it won't hold. I even dipped the blocks in acetone to remove the sticky rubber adhesive that comes on the blocks. With the rubber still on they wouldn't bond strong enough to not pop off when zip tying the grille."
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Duplicate thread but I posted this in the other:

"If you do in fact mean not using an epoxy or glue on the zip tie blocks then it won't hold. I even dipped the blocks in acetone to remove the sticky rubber adhesive that comes on the blocks. With the rubber still on they wouldn't bond strong enough to not pop off when zip tying the grille."
I second all this, summer heat + wind takes them right off. I took the sticky rubber off mine and used 2 part epoxy to mount them and had no problem since.
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I used Barge Cement (it's used to glue on soles of shoes, etc. Holds like the dickens) after removing the adhesive tape with naphtha.

And, don't cinch down the cable ties too tight, just good and snug. No adhesive will hold against constant, heavy tension, especially when it gets hot. Don't ask how I know this...
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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And, don't cinch down the cable ties too tight, just good and snug. No adhesive will hold against constant, heavy tension, especially when it gets hot. Don't ask how I know this...
Gorilla glue does

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