Using Panel Bond to re-attach the cowl

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    Looking for opinions on re-attaching my cowl using panel bond. Has anyone used it? Will it work? Getting ready to paint the inner panel and don't want to screw up my paint job by welding the cowl cover back on. Thanks...
     
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    I guess you mean the 3-m Brand. I have been told Professionally ,as a Body man that some of the 3-m Glue would be too strong to glue a Truck bed side on, but could be done. Stiffness and the metal collapsing in a Wreck was the reason! Check with your 3=m Supplier for holding Strength! I have 1990s paperwork on the 3=m strength, I could check later! Very good Stuff and Expensive.
     
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    The cowl is a structural support of chassis. Without it the car will eventually sag.
     
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    I have no qualms about usinng bonding adhesives in place of panel welding but they are not a substitute for small area structural component welding.

    The 3M and SEM bonding adhesives are industry standards and are used extensively with body panel work on unitized cars. They are capable of similar to welding bonding strength when used over panel areas prepared properly.

    https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/search?keyword=bonding+adhesive

    Bonding adhesives are often a safer alternative : 'Modern' cars thin but strong steel panels are often covering extensive wiring, foam or similar plastics insulation or impact buffers and electronic sensors for various computer control feedback.

    On the '61 Comet, screwed down the JC Whitney fbgls scoop, used SEM panel adhesive - removed the screw and finished with waterproof then regular polyester filler.

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    The little Matzoh has rear quarters bonded on it after I hit the right side with the snow plow while unable to see it under a snow drift (oops, Now it's a certified antique -1991 - 29 years old !)

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    have STICKY fun
     
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