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how to secure plastic E-track?

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I have the standard Knape & Vogt plastic E-track for sliding doors: Plastic Track and Upper Guides for 1/4 - Series 2412 and 2416

I should have gone with aluminum, but I'm wondering if I can still make these work. I'm learning that plastics like this (probably polyethylene or polypropylene) are miraculous at being unbondable. You can't weld them with solvents, you can't silicone them, you can't glue them. In my own tests silicone and gorilla glue just pop right off after curing. It's like teflon.

So, how have you guys made this stuff work? I really want the tracks to be absolutely secure or I'd rather go with aluminum.

With plastics like these you usually just have to screw them on, but I don't see an easy way to do it that won't interfere with door movement. That's what I'd do if I could just for the peace of mind.
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Just thought I would mention that silicone will not stick to pvc, but will bond to aluminum best of all.
Most definately make a test. You could try to stick 2 piece together and set outside for a week. It should fail in that time frame. You have to let it get the elements heat cold sunlight, if you put outside will speed up the process for faster results. It will stick too alot of plastic just not pvc. Hope this helped.
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