Vinyl cladding on Anderson door

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  1. Aug 24, 2016 #1

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    I have an Anderson slider that a piece of the vinyl is peeling off. It's wood underneath. I want to re-glue it. I think it would be smart to remove it completely first, clean it up and then glue it back down. The first question is what kind of adhesive should I use? And second, what do you think will work best at cleaning off the old adhesive to get it prepared?
     
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    Any possibility of any warranty left on the door?
     
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    Nope. Door is more than 10 years old (first thing I thought of)
     
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    I think you are out of luck.
     
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    I would contact Anderson directly and run the question by them. I'm sure they'd have the best answer.
     
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    I don’t know what is the proper glue to use, but I would use liquid nails.
     
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    I'm thinking along the same line. Just want to make sure I can get it flat / flush enough cuz it's the fixed unit and the slider passes in front of it.
     
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    Contact cement would be my quick choice. Most other glues that bond to plastic are too thick-bodied to flatten the cladding back where it belongs. I'd mask everything off and use the spray type so it reaches into every space. But Andersen may have a better answer.

    Phil
     
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    I guess contact cement is waterproof enough for this outdoor-facing piece. I also guess that contact cement needs a near-perfectly flat surface. Would a finish sander be appropriate for removing old adhesive?
     
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    I just looked back at this thread and thought I should put an end on it.

    I went with a Gorilla brand adhesive. I think contact cement would have been the correct choice, but I would have had to remove the whole door to place the panel with total accuracy, and contact cement is not forgiving. It was the stationary door, and as I read up on the assembly instructions I realized that I would have had to disassemble just about everything to take that door off to lay it flat. Since I was racing the cold weather, and since the chances of cracking some odd piece of trim was a possibility, I decided to work it in place.
    There were a couple of spots of soft wood under the panel which I had to dig out. Then I used a wood hardener over the whole area and filled it with a two part wood putty. I scraped and sanded off the remaining adhesive from the door and from the back of the vinyl panel (it actually was more of a laminate..it looked pretty much like Formica). The Gorilla construction adhesive that I went with was waterproof and white like the door - two good reasons. The adhesive claimed to be easy to clean up and since I was worried about squeeze-out, that was also a good reason. It turned out that it was easy to clean up and spreadable enough that I was able to get a nice flush tight fit without much of a problem. The white color that is visible in the seam means I didn't have to try to caulk the seams.
    It held up good through this winter and i will let you know if it continues to hold up in the nicer weather. :)
     
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    I've had good results with gorilla tapes and glues. Glad it worked out for you.👍👍up!
     

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