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Offline ForumMFG

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We use integra component bonder to glue these steel sink clips to the bottom of solid surface countertops.  It works great but the problem is the tube is so big that the bottle ends up going bad before we use it all.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a adhesive that will work but comes in small tubes?


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Offline ForumMFG

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Re: Adhesive for steel sink clip gluing to solid surface material
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 09:18 AM »
These are the clips

Offline xedos

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Re: Adhesive for steel sink clip gluing to solid surface material
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 09:57 AM »
Haven't used that specific one, but every adhesive we have used has exhibited some sort of failure over the years.

Not every job, but every type/brand has had at least one failure.

So, we've gone to 100% mechanical support for sinks. 0 failures since.   

Hercules is the current favorite, but have used a ratchet and full cradle system on occasion.

https://www.braxton-bragg.com/hercules-universal-sink-harness-kit.html

Offline ForumMFG

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Re: Adhesive for steel sink clip gluing to solid surface material
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 09:23 AM »
This is a good idea but not very realistic for a large manufacturing shop that doesn’t have installers.  Our tops have to leave the shop with the sinks already in them if they are under mount.   Cool idea, never saw something like that before. 


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Offline xedos

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Re: Adhesive for steel sink clip gluing to solid surface material
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 12:03 PM »
Coming from a manufacturing family,  I certainly understand the gut reaction.   However, If you're producing so many, why are you looking for smaller volumes of adhesive then ?   You must go through several tubes a day if your a large manufacturing shop.

Not knowing anything about you're setup, I have to ask - how many tops are going out every day ?  What's the largest(widest) sink ?  If it's kitchen sized, isn't it impossible to mount those tabs in the center, front and back ? How is that then supported?

Isn't transporting tops with sinks attached inefficient as well as more costly ?  Certainly it's more risk of damage.  Who bears that responsibility, you, the shipper, or the end user?  I get that a specifier might be driving this show, and that's what they want.  Perhaps you might sit down and educate them on how to be better / faster / cheaper ?

At some point  I saw a hybrid system of sorts. I didn't file it away since it seemed to costly in time and materials but I never ran the numbers beyond a dozen tops.  It used a special cutter to route a dovetailed like keyhole or pocket that received the special mounting bolt for a mechanical bond.  Then the hole was filled with epoxy , stabilizing the the whole thing.  I doubt it makes sense for many shops on a financial level though.