What is the best, or correct, way to secure the knee pads to the side of the gas tank on a 70 Bonneville? :headscratch
Well, let's see. Aluminum goes molten at about 900 degrees F, so I think we're ok here. The 400 degree thing was just my abstract way of saying that no amount of heat off the engine is going to cook the RTV and make it fail, sending your knee pads flappin in the breeze.If there's any likelihood of my petrol tank getting anywhere near 400°F.... I'm going to be long gone!!!
Hi CodeMan,Some great suggestions!
The rubber pads that I received do not have any adhesion on them and I guess that's the way they all come these days. I have some of that spray-on 3M adhesion the only thing is I'm concerned about being able to adjust the pad before it sets up. I'll do a test on something with it.
The silicone sounds like it would work pretty well. Probably have to tape the pad on the tank while it cures. I'll do a test on something with it too and see how long it takes to set up. I think ten minutes would be to long. Maybe it depends on the brand and type. Weedie, is that the way you did yours?
CodeMan,What does the "RTV" stand for? Is that a brand name or a special kind of Silicone?
Attached below are the types of Silicone I have on hand. Do you think they'll work?
Thanks Weedie,Brand Name: ProSeal
Description on tube: Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant
Size: 1 ounce tube
Made in USA!