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Old 09-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Diamond plate

I have a mini-lite 1809 and I was thinking about diamond plate on the front of the trailer for a rock guard. Has anybody tried this? Any suggestions on how to attach to the fiberglass? Thanks
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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Doing the same thing. Going to glue it an screw it.
1/16 inch thick thread plate
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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Are you using construction adhesive?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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to be able to remove the plate later if you need to, i would use a silicone adhesive, wipe down the area with a 90% alcohol, make sure you seal the edges and fill screw holes with the sealant
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #5
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clear silicone is what i am using
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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Do you screw into the fiberglass or is there some structure under the fiberglass that you screw into?
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:16 PM   #7
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i am screwing mostly into the frame structure behind it . a lot of measurements to get it all figured out .
i am also screwing and nutting to the fiberglass if needed to make sure its all secure .
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I used butyl tape every where the screws were going and screwed it to the aluminum frame with stainless screws. I also used a piece of aluminum flat bar as a backer on top of the diamond plate to spread the screw pressure out.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:42 AM   #9
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What is the best way to determine were the underlying structure is to screw into?
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:26 AM   #10
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I have a 5er so I just opened the front access cubby door and started measuring from door to structure from the inside and transferring that dimension on the outside
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