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    Posted: 19 May 2012 at 8:16am
I am constructing the "above the windshield" and below the hardtop canvas/windows for our boat.  I would really like to attach your item #103717 to the section that snaps (lift the dot) to the top of the windshield on the outside.  There are times that the bow of the boat will plow into a big wave and wash up over the windshield.  When this happens, our dash becomes quite salty :(    I read that this item can be sewn or glued.  I think I would rather glue, but I'm not sure what type of glue to use.  Can you help?
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Gluing depends upon the fabric it is being attached to. But in all cases I prefer to sew it.
 
Sunbrella is the worst to attempt to glue to. A vinyl fabric would require the use of HH-66 contact cement.
 
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Hi Matt~~ 

I'm using Sea Mark fabric.  Guess I'll go ahead and sew.......I was a little hesitant to do this wondering if the stitch line will eventually wear through the weather stripping and cause it to split.  I'm working on the windshield pieces now.  Maybe it would be better till they're installed and I could email you a photo or two.


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Don't worry about spliting the rubber material --- sew it.
 
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