Load Bars

Bullbars, roof racks, suspensions and other accessories relating to vehicle performance
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You used to get a black wandafix. Called Wandafix Car I think.

But that will work.
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Peter Connan wrote:
04 Feb 2021 15:04
You used to get a black wandafix. Called Wandafix Car I think.

But that will work.
if the rubbers do perish after a year or two, the silicone will be easier to remove and replace
the rubber is a consumable in my mind, until experience proves otherwise

its still on their website:
http://www.pratleyadhesives.com/diy-adh ... ndafix-car
EDIT: and it's available at builders warehouse
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Sorry for the OT, but Wed night quiz here on the mine, What is the only South African Product on the Moon?
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ok so a bit of feedback re. the frontunner load bars:

they are fitted, and they look great
they have a great quality in terms of material and workmanship - nicely powder coated and neat welding
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i had unexpected issues when fitting them though, because on my patrol anyway, the lip of the gutter is about as wide as the channel of the gutter
the "clamp" section of the foot does not open wide enough, however loosely connected to the actual foot, to fit over the gutter.
also, when i tried putting the clamp on only after the bar and feet were in place, i was unable to align the bolt and the nut enough to get onto the thread
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i had to resort to sliding the bars and feet on, all the way from the back. it was the only way i could see to get all the hardware sitting correctly
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this now had an affect on the rubbers that i had siliconed to the feet - as i slid the feet down the gutter, the rubber on the feet obviously had a lot more friction, and the silicone adhesion gave way, and the rubbers came off
the silicone had adhered reasonably to the powder coated metal, but the rubber just had no connection at all

in the end, and probably in a bit of frustration as well, i gave up on the rubber idea, and the bars are fitted bareback, if you will
if i had not had the problem about the clamps not opening wide enough, the rubbers and silicone would have been ideal

not sure how well the 'wind deflector' is going to work, but the sunroof is not affected
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It seems that the effort was worth it, looks the part! :bravo:
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JohnBoyZA wrote:
05 Feb 2021 15:41
Sorry for the OT, but Wed night quiz here on the mine, What is the only South African Product on the Moon?
haha... I know this one John... it was pratleys putty (or might have been pratleys steel) but I remember something about a pratleys product
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after driving around with these things on for a few days, i have discovered they are F'n noisy, which reinforced my original desire to be able to put them on and take them off when necessary with minimal scratching

plan b was the epoxy - black wondafix
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that's it after it had dried - pretty much exactly how i had originally envisioned it
it was runny enough to make its own meniscus, but viscous enough not to drip too much

a little bit messy as well, but it was dark and i didn't have my glasses on
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