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Fastening a piece of Velcro to aluminium

Postby dinkaya » May 2nd, 2014, 4:52 pm


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Hi,

I'm looking for some help\creative ideas how to mechanically fasten Velcro to a thin plank of Aluminium 3/8'' wide (picture attached). I was thinking:
1. Riveting - the head is to big though and the result is not as flush as I would like to be.
2. Glue - I don't like gluing things, would rather have a mechanical\fusing solution. But even if I agree to do so, what kind of glue should I use?

The use is in a lighting fixture.

Any help\ideas will be really appreciated, I have been stuck with this for too long without a satisfying solution.

Dina
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Some kind of glue would be best and least ugly. Try some sort of 3M VHB (very High Bond) adhesive. If it's in lighting I can't imagine there is a lot of weight/force.

Usually you can get the velcro with a self-adhesive like this on the back, on a roll. Makes it easy. Just cut and stick.

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The aluminum should be anodized for glue applications.

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When you say use "in a lighting fixture" are you implying high heat exposure? If you're putting it near a bulb that changes things.

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Flat head counter-sunk screws should do the trick (bordering on overkill), or perhaps a spot face treatment for the rivet method.


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