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Old 09-11-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hello. I am in the process of building a conversion. I am needing some info on the proper way to secure the aluminum roof. I have steel square tube roof bows, with plywood screwed down to them. I dont know the proper method to stretch and glue(?) the aluminum continuous roof. Is there a type of glue that would glue it to the plywood? I will be using a 3" angle trim on the sides once the roof is in place. Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Depending on the thickness of the aluminum you're using, and what all you're going to have on the roof (air-conditioners, tv antenna, roof vents, etc,... you may not need to worry about glue.
I used .030", have 2 roof airs' 3 vents, amp tv antenna, 4 solar panels, etc,...so it's pretty well fastened out in the middle.
If you do want it fastened down,...counter-top contact cement should hold just fine.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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make sure the aluminum and the steel [screws or rivets]do not touch....they need a barrier between them....geofkaye
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help. Is there a distributor of .030 102" wide continuous aluminum with no seams? All I have found is .040. Thanks again for your help
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...what part of the country are you in....I have access but shipping is a heart attack....geofkaye
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:52 PM   #6
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North Florida. I found the .040 at my local Great Dane semi trailer dealer/service center. I can by it reasonable and just pick it up. I guess I can give the thicker al. a try. Thanks for the help.
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