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Old 07-24-2016   #1
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Engel Deep Blue cooler -sticky feet

I rig my my family raft with 2 Engel 123Q Deep Blue coolers. I bought them (3 yrs ago after icing out on day 3 of hot MFS in a 1992 Coleman 123) primarily to fit my 16' Maravia dimensions and because they were less then half the cost of a Yeti.

I love the coolers performance, dividers and trays BUT I hate the sticky feet (see photos) which are clearly for a motor boat deck. I can't slide them in and out of my truck, trailer and even on my frame. I can pull the rubber feet off which exposes a hole which leads to the insulation. Maybe this is where they inject the foam. My question is there any sort of epoxy that I could fill these holes which will be strong enough to protect the feet when sliding the coolers around?

Thanks for any input!

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Old 07-25-2016   #2
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I'm guessing you could find some plastic feet that you could replace those sticky feet with. I'd wander over to Home Depot, and stand around the hinge and knob section until one of the Home Depot people spots your blank stare and ask you what you need.

Another thought would be Gorilla glue; the stuff expands to fill voids and is tough enough for what you're up to.

Or you could coat the existing sticky feet with something that would make them ............. unsticky. The wife has this hand lotion that costs somewhere north of $100 an ounce that is impossible to get off once on your skin, and is slippery as a wet eel. She thought I should use it for the alligator skin on my feet, but forgot to consider the consequences.

Thankfully, we had good medical insurance at the time and you can hardly see the dent in the back of my head anymore.

Oh, and the stuff is not very effective on alligator skin. But it is slippery.

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Old 07-25-2016   #3
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My question is there any sort of epoxy that I could fill these holes which will be strong enough to protect the feet when sliding the coolers around?
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