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Attach fenda extenda w/ clear silicone

I ordered a fenda extenda for the strom and the guy at Adventure motostuff said he used clear silicone seal to attach his extender instead of using the screws. Do you think the seal will hold the extender on good enough when cruising 75-85 mph? I like the idea of not using the screws thinking they can be an eye sore on the fender.
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I ordered a fenda extenda for the strom and the guy at Adventure motostuff said he used clear silicone seal to attach his extender instead of using the screws. Do you think the seal will hold the extender on good enough when cruising 75-85 mph? I like the idea of not using the screws thinking they can be an eye sore on the fender.
I used an expoxy (I think) and it has held fine for 80,000 kms plus.

Just make sure you run a bead of something across it as mine leaks down a bit in muddy conditions.

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I ordered a fenda extenda for the strom and the guy at Adventure motostuff said he used clear silicone seal to attach his extender instead of using the screws. Do you think the seal will hold the extender on good enough when cruising 75-85 mph? I like the idea of not using the screws thinking they can be an eye sore on the fender.
I used CRC RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant and all was fine until I did the Alpine Loop. Arrived home without the Fenda-Extenda. I cleaned the two surfaces with alcohol, but a little Scotch Bright to ruff up the surfaces would have helped. In all fairness I made the Wee do some things that it probably wasn't suppose to be doing. I pop riveted the new Fenda-Extenda, so next time I'll probably be replacing the fender too.

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I used heavy duty double sided foam tape, covered the entire mating area and ran silicone seal around the border to stop dirty water from getting between the two parts. ABS cleaner and cement is probably to strongest for gluing. Silicone seal may work if you use ABS cleaner first to remove the mold release agent. Sand the inside of the fender as it may be painted. The outside definitely is as I discovered after my installation.

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I ordered a fenda extenda for the strom and the guy at Adventure motostuff said he used clear silicone seal to attach his extender instead of using the screws. Do you think the seal will hold the extender on good enough when cruising 75-85 mph? I like the idea of not using the screws thinking they can be an eye sore on the fender.
I made my own fenda extenda out of stock aluminum sheet and "attached" it with Shoe Goo. It has endured many gravel hits and 80+ mph speeds for 2 years.
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Made my own extension and used "Gorilla Glue" Has held so far..

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Gorilla glue is great stuff. It expands to fill gaps and will foam out the sides of the work if overused though.

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I ordered a fenda extenda for the strom and the guy at Adventure motostuff said he used clear silicone seal to attach his extender instead of using the screws. Do you think the seal will hold the extender on good enough when cruising 75-85 mph? I like the idea of not using the screws thinking they can be an eye sore on the fender.

I wouldn't use silicone sealant.....it's for sealing and not recommended as an adhesive and eventually will separate, especially if not put together with mechanical fasteners.

Use ABS Black Plumbing Cement which is made to glue ABS plastic black plumbing pipe together and is available at most hardware stores.

The Strom's front fender and the Fenda Extenda are made from this type of plastic....also you must use an approved cleaner and you will have a permanent bond between the two pieces.


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The RTV silicone rubber products are made with different adhesive strengths. Some is really weak and some is very strong. The right product properly applied might work well. The weak stuff can't work for long.

(RTV = room temperature vulcanizing)

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I did similar to greywolf, 3M trim tape on about half the surface of the fenda extenda and then household silicone glue. It's been on for over three years, dirt roads to expressways.

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