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Old 01-12-2018, 03:56 PM
scsmith scsmith is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ashland, OR
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Thanks Scott, great informative write-up.

As I read along, I kept hoping for the big surprise that the filler material would in fact become transparent. I wonder if there is a product that would be more clear?

One question I have on your Sikaflex installation. One variable in various people's use is how thick a layer of Sikaflex they create between the frame and the canopy acrylic. I used garden-hose spacers that created a gap of almost 3/16" that got filled with Sikaflex. The hope was/is that this would provide enough expansion flexibility to allow the canopy to grow or shrink without (or with less) stress.

So-how thick is your Sikaflex layer between the frame and canopy?
Steve Smith
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