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How to fasten rubber to steel?

The axel bump stop rubbers are perfect, but the steel plate they're bonded to is almost totally rusted away. Does anybody know how to bond the rubber to a new piece of steel? Maybe a bunch of short sheetmetal screws?

It's not that I'm cheap - I'm really, REALLY cheap. Besides, like I said, the rubber is perfect. And original.
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What I have found will glue anything to anything is an adhesive called Lexall. It's clear, comes in a tube, and I seriously think it would glue a blob of grease to teflon. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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JB Weld can do wonders. I've filled holes, drilled, and then tapped it. It will hold and its tough!
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Re: How to fasten rubber to steel?

Barge Cement. I've never had it fail. I've glued rubber to bare steel, chrome, and aluminum, alot. I always keep a tube or two around. (good for many other materials, too.)
"Barge" is the brand name.
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Re: How to fasten rubber to steel?

Where can you get Lexall ?
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Re: How to fasten rubber to steel?

Liquid Nails, it'll adhere anything to anything. I made the mistake of using it to "seal" between 2 pieces of metal, and they are now permanent.
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I got it at a local hardware store. The stuff is clear and comes in a clear tube, and it is flexible, but strong.
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Re: How to fasten rubber to steel?

i would drill a one inch hole about 1/2 inch into it then finish it with a 1/4 inch hole all the way through it and use a 1/4 inch bolt with a washer on it
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Oops. It's LEXEL, not lexall.



http://www.sashcosealants.com/products/lexel.shtml
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Re: How to fasten rubber to steel?

Lexel! No wonder I couldn't find Lexall cement. I've used it before. Pricey but good. I have some I'd forgotten about on the shelf. Also found a source for Barge Multipurpose cement. I think I'll get a small tube of that and test both. If I get any noteworthy results I'll post them.

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