1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

3M Panel Bonding Adhesive

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by FordFisherman, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Anyone have experience using this product? Can it be used on cab corners? Any tips appreciated.
  2. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Want to know too.
  3. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I've never used it, didn't know it existed. I Google searched it, lots of good discussions. As my fleet is aging it looks like it may be a good option for those typical rust prone areas.
  4. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Works great for door skins where you have a folded seam, should be fine for cab corners too.
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Yes, it works very well.
  6. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 263

    seen it used on older chevys for over the wheels box repairs, as in big chunks of metal with no welding, and it doesnt come apart
  7. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    If surface is prepped properly the metal will tear before the panel bond lets go. Amazing stuff, Have used it quite a few times for auto repairs among other things. It does not like heat.
  8. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Anything from 3M is typically an excellent product. I use #m panel bonding adhesives on my PWC repairs and it'll be a cold day in my ex's house :^) before it fails. But surface prep is key.
  9. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    wow pretty pricy compared to spot weld and undercoat
  10. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    Surface prep is important. My uncle did his f250..did wheel wells and cab corners. Came out great.
  11. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    Works really well. Wear rubber gloves, you dont want it on your skin. They claim its superior to welding in panels because the heat from welding creates a "hot spot" that typically rusts first. I think in theory if you use it properly you are able to seal things up better than welding in panels.
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    So as in welding in a cab corner you leave a gap and weld in the new piece. With the adhesive, are you supposta but the 2 pieces together now? What's the prefered way to line up the pieces?
  13. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    Need to leave room for some overlap when you cut out the old steel. Best if you can flange one panel or the other so the outer surface is flush.