What can I get easily at Home Depot that will successfully bond rubber to aluminum?? I have tried several things with no success! Surely, there must be some sort of construction adhesive to do the job.Thanks!
Go to an automotive parts store, like Pep Boys- they sell a gasket adhesive for rubber trim on cars that works very well- Also, there is an outstandingly strong spray adhesive called 3M-77 - buy it in the paint sections at Lowes( about $13.00 a can- but it is a big can!) Spray on the aluminum, spray on the rubber- let dry for about ten minutes and attach- Be careful- 77 is a one way adhesive- once it is stuck, no repositioning it- it's stuck for good! Do not wear latex or rubber gloves- they will stick, too- wear cheap cotton or jersey gloves while working with this kind of instant adhesive. BTW, be sure to clean the aluminum and rubber with solvent before applying the adhesive- any oil and the fix won't work.
Gorilla Glue. I'd rough-up both the rubber and aluminum with course-grit sandpaper, or a wood-rasp first. Generally though, rubber is molded in place or fastened with a mechanical fastener (Screw, bolt, rivet, etc).
have you tried a strong adhesive such as crazy glue? i'm sure that'll bond to anything but try sand down the rubber before you put on the glue so it holds, hope i've helped?