Head lining glues

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Head lining glues

Post by Konsortium » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:50 am

Hi, I've just got my quote from Hawke House and am looking at ways of reducing the cost of the head lining project as much as possible. Are there established, tried and tested alternatives to HH's glues or is it generally held that HH's glues are good and cost effective?

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Re: Head lining glues

Post by Nigel Birch » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:10 pm

I don't think you can save much on the glue. Evostick 528 is probably equivalent but about the same price.

They are specialists in that area I would go with what they recommend....

We might be able to suggest alternative options if we knew what you were up to....
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Re: Head lining glues

Post by BarryandLinda » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:01 am

Konsortium,
We went with all of Hawke Houses recommendations and are very glad we did. Their glues are tried and tested, as are their methods. Another owner in our yard saved a few pounds and by the end of the next season the headlining was sagging again. Worth every penny and our boat looks like new again....big project though.

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Re: Head lining glues

Post by Nigel Birch » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:17 am

I've recently replaced sagging ceiling panels in the saloon. I glued and screwed a matrix of softwood battens into the coachroof then attached painted plywood panels to these. Then covered up the joins with teak stained softwood strip wood attached with brass screws and cups. Looks quite traditional and smart and avoids using vinvyl & glue completely. I did back the plywood boards with the silver foil bubble wrap insulation you can get from B&Q etc....
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Re: Head lining glues

Post by TyroSailor » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:37 pm

That sound like an excellent solution, Nigel, and removeable too for when you want to find a leak or fit a new cleat. I might try it. Eventually.
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