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Old 03-16-2019, 01:00 AM
rv8gibbo rv8gibbo is offline
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Default Canopy Drilling

Hi Guys, I've just about got the canopy where it needs to be and Its time for the bit cut! My question and excuse my ignorance, is what is the best way of drilling? on or off the fuse? in a prefabbed frame?

Many thanks
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:48 AM
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Default use glue

The way I did it was to not drill at all, but use a windscreen glue like Sikaflex. If you do a google search like this you will find lots of hints about how to do it.

If you have decided that you will drill, I'm sure that someone will chime in with some tips.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:54 AM
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Sikaflex !

Much, much easier and less fraught !

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Old 03-16-2019, 09:15 PM
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+1 Sika. Holes equal cracks.
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Old Yesterday, 06:59 AM
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Default Donít drill!

+1 for Sikaflex.
Drill = cracks = repair
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Old Today, 02:32 AM
rv8gibbo rv8gibbo is offline
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Thanks everyone, I'm going with Danny Kings Grommet idea, my engineer mate advised that I shouldn't use sika as it uses an acid cure and that it will accelerate any cracking, my question was more about wether or not it's recommended drilling and fasterning with frame off the fuse.
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