Need help about HDPE textured

Please see our tutorials and FAQ before posting.
Larry B
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 2434
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Arizona

Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Larry B » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:29 pm

OK, here's the deal. I'm wanting to make a fillet table (also just a table) for my pontoon boat. I plan on hinging it on the top rail so I can fold it down when not in use or traveling,
But I've never worked with it before and I want to put some sides on it so stuff doesn't fly off into the lake. Probably about 2" high sides.
Now my question is how do I attach the sides???? Screws?? Glue?? Would like some input from someone who has some experience in this.

Thanks in advance,

Larry B


Completed: FL14, OD18

fallguy1000
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 3826
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:25 am

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 am

Use 4200.
My boat build is here -------->

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62495

Larry B
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 2434
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Arizona

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Larry B » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:10 am

fallguy1000 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 am
Use 4200.
Thanks Fallguy,
but curious as to why I wouldn't use 5200 instead of 4200? I want and need a strong and permanent bond

Also can this be cut on a table saw? It would be 1/2" thick?
Completed: FL14, OD18

User avatar
topwater
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 3110
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:27 pm
Location: Port Charlotte
Location: Florida

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by topwater » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:20 am

I have done some work with starboard which i think is similar . Works well with all woodworking tools , table saws , routers.
Sudbury makes a sealant glue similar to 5200 that works with star board , cant remember the name offhand. I think i
would still use some screws from the backside just to be sure.
Novi 23 finally launched !

Aripeka Angler
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 6008
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:13 pm
Location: Dade City, Florida

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 am

3m 4200 or 5200 doesn’t really stick to starboard. It kinda tacks it together but a little bit of stress will pop it apart.
Use stainless steel screws. Drill and countersink.
Outdoor kitchen I built with black starboard boxes. All screwed together, no glue.
8FE178DE-2A93-45CA-96FB-D5CE3657E342.jpeg
5D2BF990-962D-4E48-8220-F7FFB844F1AB.jpeg
ED760E32-CD9E-4452-853C-6075B40156F4.jpeg
Richard
Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. - Loren Eiseley

Larry B
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 2434
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Arizona

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Larry B » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:31 am

Thanks Topwater,

I think I found what your talking about: Sudbury Elastomeric Marine Sealant

Looks like pretty good stuff, I think I'll give it a try and add screws.

I really like the 5200, but here in Arizona with low humidity it takes forever to cure.
Completed: FL14, OD18

Larry B
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 2434
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Arizona

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Larry B » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:34 am

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 am
3m 4200 or 5200 doesn’t really stick to starboard. It kinda tacks it together but a little bit of stress will pop it apart.
Use stainless steel screws. Drill and countersink.
Outdoor kitchen I built with black starboard boxes. All screwed together, no glue.

8FE178DE-2A93-45CA-96FB-D5CE3657E342.jpeg

5D2BF990-962D-4E48-8220-F7FFB844F1AB.jpeg

ED760E32-CD9E-4452-853C-6075B40156F4.jpeg
WOW Richard,
that looks really nice, must have cost a fortune for that kitchen???? but it will last forever.
Looks like I have the answers I was looking for.
Love this forum,
I'll post pictures when I've completed it,
Thanks again all,
Larry B
Completed: FL14, OD18

Aripeka Angler
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 6008
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:13 pm
Location: Dade City, Florida

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:44 am

Thanks Larry. 8)
The dude I built it for owns 3 Caterpillar dealerships, 40k is chump change to him. :wink:
Grill side of the kitchen. I left with grill envy...
83FD8E6E-463A-447B-8156-1C027C0C2716.jpeg
Richard
Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. - Loren Eiseley

Aripeka Angler
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 6008
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:13 pm
Location: Dade City, Florida

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:54 am

One more type of glue for starboard...

https://www.chemical-concepts.com/chem- ... -50ml.html
Richard
Completed boats...XF20 "Red Alert", Aripeka Angler's Strip Canoe, FS18 “Bare Bones”, GF12
Currently building...PY12 Kayak
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. - Loren Eiseley

Larry B
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 2434
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:30 am
Location: Arizona

Re: Need help about HDPE textured

Post by Larry B » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 am

Thanks AA,

That looks like great adhesive but you need the special gun to dispense it.
For my little job I should be good with screws.

You do very nice work AA no matter the material your working with :D
Completed: FL14, OD18

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: jw01 and 1 guest