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    Just wondering if anyone can help out - I have noticed that the metal inserts of my Bumperboy bumpers have started to come loose. Has this happened to anyone else and how were the bumpers repaired? I would think that some sort of adhesive would work best but I'm not sure which one would do the job.
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    2 comments here as I have 2 BB 4-shooters.

    If you have the BB bumpers with the plastic ring keepers on the bottom see if they are still in place. If they are you can all Aaron with BB and he can recommend a marine glue by 3M products to use!

    If the plastic ring is gone you have a bigger problem which will inevitably cause you to have to have the bumpers replaced as the inserts will be forced into the bumper itself (can't get them out). I have experienced both problems with older (+1.5 years old) bumpers.

    good luck,

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    Cougardell,

    Steve is correct........ you have the older bumpers from about 1.5 years ago. You might be able to sweet talk Aaron into sending you the new Smartbumpers, with the weights.
    This is a known problem of coming apart. Eventually it will come apart over water and the launch tube will be lost. No need to ask how I know that!

    Use 3m 5100 or 5150 waterproof glue to glue the bumpers back together. Make sure you clean out the bumper good, and clean the launching rod.
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    I've had a similiar problem since my bumpers were new they metal tubes are about a half inch out after lauching them. I just pushthem back in. Never have had any type of plastic ring. It's just something I thought I had to live with.

    Should I see about having them replaced?

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    I think I must have the newer smart bumpers as the ring at the bottom is metal, not plastic.
    Would 3M marine glue still be the most appropriate adhesive to use?
    GB

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    The 3M 5200 adhesive is great stuff and will stick to anything. I've used it on boats, waders, plumbing, you name it.

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    The 3M glue is what you want to use. I'm not sure of the number, 5xxx or something, but Aaron has told me it will hold anything. Don't expect to get it apart!

    I would also advise Aaron that you have the newer Smartbumbers and what the problem is. I have not had any trouble with mine.
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    Thanks for the suggestions - I will give the 3M glue a try.

    GB

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    I have used a product called Gorilla Glue. I have glued the top of Bumper Boy bumpers that have blown clear off and they hold.




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    Gorilla Glue is good stuff! I've never used it on my BB's, but I'm sure it would work equally as well.

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