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Old 06-18-2012   #1
 
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Glue D-rings To Polypropylene Cooler

I got a little Engel 19qt. drybox/cooler to put in the rowers bay as a day cooler, but the loops that are molded into it near the opening are pretty weak. I'd like to glue some d-rings to the body to get a better hold of it. Has anyone ever glued anything to a polypropylene cooler successfully? I'm not talking about using spray adheasive for seat pads either... this needs to be able to cinch some.

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I got a little Engel 19qt. drybox/cooler to put in the rowers bay as a day cooler, but the loops that are molded into it near the opening are pretty weak. I'd like to glue some d-rings to the body to get a better hold of it. Has anyone ever glued anything to a polypropylene cooler successfully? I'm not talking about using spray adheasive for seat pads either... this needs to be able to cinch some.
Ive got the most amazing glues from a company called Mohawk. I use them quite a bit with nothing but the best results. They have 2-part formulas with different drying/cure times, as well as single part glues that are like a weld. PM me and I'll get you more info if you need it.
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I have the same problem with a slightly larger Engel. I don't trust the molded loops. Canyon Coolers sent me loops that fit 1" webbing and some pop rivets that are longer than anything I've found in the store, but still too short to expand within the interior or the cooler. They did get a solid hold within the wall of the cooler. I still run a strap over the top, that is attached to the frame, that only needs to be loosened to reach the goodness inside.
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My father-in-law had glued a d-ring to a pelican box of his and it turned out awsome. He hasn't had any problems so far and I have given the d-ring a good pull and it seamed very, very solid. Hope this helps.
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For best results...

...use some good ole Elmer's glue and paste. I mixed those two with a ratio of 7 parts glue and 8 parts paste, and it worked fine for attaching my 128 quart Igloo cooler to my frame. It's bomber and hasn't moved since. Made it a bit harder to break down my frame, but who cares. Be careful though, the combo/mixture creates a gas fume that no one in their right mind would want to eat or inhale. Make sure to use a respirator. For added strength put a little dab of super glue in there too. Good luck, ad
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My father-in-law had glued a d-ring to a pelican box of his and it turned out awsome. He hasn't had any problems so far and I have given the d-ring a good pull and it seamed very, very solid. Hope this helps.

Hey Grant, do you know what adhesive he used? Stabond, Shore, ...?

hey Powdawg, suck it.
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...use some good ole Elmer's glue and paste. I mixed those two with a ratio of 7 parts glue and 8 parts paste, and it worked fine for attaching my 128 quart Igloo cooler to my frame. It's bomber and hasn't moved since. Made it a bit harder to break down my frame, but who cares. Be careful though, the combo/mixture creates a gas fume that no one in their right mind would want to eat or inhale. Make sure to use a respirator. For added strength put a little dab of super glue in there too. Good luck, ad
Use the waterproof carpenters stuff you get at home depot. Where do you get paste if you dont have any kids to rip it off ???
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Done with shore adhesive... I'll report back after a use.
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Done with shore adhesive... I'll report back after a use.
Oops gonna say don't try shore adhesive

Just kidding. Did you apply to both surfaces and let sit for a few minutes before adhering?
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pelicans are definitely a different material than the cooler. i have had great luck with stabond on pelicans. the containers i use to mix stabond in are polypro. for what its worth the cured puck peels right out the next day. i am interested to see how that shore holds up on the cooler.
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