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2004 Sentra - Could you please tell me what the best adhesive to atach a Map Lamp Assembly to carpeted roof would be?


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Jun 18, 2008, 4:17 PM

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2004 Sentra - Could you please tell me what the best adhesive to atach a Map Lamp Assembly to carpeted roof would be? Sign In

 Hi folks! I'm new to your forum and was wondering if you all might know what the best type of adhesive to use to attach a Map Lamp Assembly to carpeted roof would be?

I have looked around for that assembly and the cheapest price I can find for it is around $75 for a new one. The assembly is almost all plastic and I don't want to take a risk of it breaking more easily if I buy it used. The entire Map Lamp Assembly weighs about 1/2 - 1lb. Is there any VERY strong adhesive that you would recommend that would bond this plastic unit to my carpeted roof. The car is a 2004 Nissan Sentra. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 19, 2008, 3:52 AM

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Not quite sure what you are dealing with but whatever adhesive/glue will only be as strong as the surface you deal with. Do you intend to cut thru whatever the roof material is to get to metal to stick this to? Your call on that.

Permatex Clear Adhesive Sealant by brand has proven to me to be outstanding and not brittle - it's NOT paintable but works well in extremes of temp. It needs to be secured in place about 24 hours for full strength. It's permanent to the point you would have to razor blade it off if ever needed.

Another sold everywhere is faster called GOOP by brand - hardware stores, some automotive, Wal-Mart etc. Packaging states high end temp range of just 150 degrees F which should be enough - untested by me at anything over that. Either tolerate cold - the Goop can be painted.

There's an assortment in some auto parts stores which should state their properties for what you want.

Again - not sure what you are dealing with. If this is a felted headliner that alone won't be very strong so you would want to anchor to metal above it,

T



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Jun 19, 2008, 10:01 AM

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Not quite sure what you are dealing with but whatever adhesive/glue will only be as strong as the surface you deal with. Do you intend to cut thru whatever the roof material is to get to metal to stick this to? Your call on that.

Permatex Clear Adhesive Sealant by brand has proven to me to be outstanding and not brittle - it's NOT paintable but works well in extremes of temp. It needs to be secured in place about 24 hours for full strength. It's permanent to the point you would have to razor blade it off if ever needed.

Another sold everywhere is faster called GOOP by brand - hardware stores, some automotive, Wal-Mart etc. Packaging states high end temp range of just 150 degrees F which should be enough - untested by me at anything over that. Either tolerate cold - the Goop can be painted.

There's an assortment in some auto parts stores which should state their properties for what you want.

Again - not sure what you are dealing with. If this is a felted headliner that alone won't be very strong so you would want to anchor to metal above it,

T

I don't plan on removing any of the carpeting. I will use the GOOP and also see if there is some way to run some screws through the Map Lamp Assembly without damaging it in order to attach it more securely to the roof of the car. Thanks a lot for all your time and advice. I really appreciate it Tom Greenleaf.


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Jul 8, 2008, 6:45 AM

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Re: 2004 Sentra - Could you please tell me what the best adhesive to atach a Map Lamp Assembly to carpeted roof would be? Sign In

Tom that GOOP is just INCREDIBLE! Thanks for recommending it. The wiring assembly that attaches to the map assembly was broken. I glued it back together using the GOOP and let it dry overnight. The following night I used the GOOP to glue the Map Lamp Assembly to the roof of the car and after about a week it’s still looking VERY solid. Thanks for your help once again.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 8, 2008, 10:27 AM

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This thread just made a good ad for GOOP so I'll post a pic to their credit. I use in all kinds of stuff!

T







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