In many cases adhesive is a stronger and far better choice than welding..... I am an architectural welder by trade, and especially where there has been a history of rust, welding is a poor choice if you have an imperfect base material to weld upon. When you factor in the bearings and other goodies in and around the strut top, I personally would never weld this tower unless an entire new one was put installed.tedserv said:Adhesive, while surprisingly strong, isn't near as strong as steel or even Aluminum.
A few rivets have radical amount of shear relative adhesive
Just my 2-cents