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#1 posted 09-27-2020 04:16 PM

Cool looking kitchen!

As long as the stainless steel (SS) is not mirror polished, most any adhesive will work.
Since you want to bond back side, can roughen the surface with 36/60grit and clean with solvent; and any water resistant adhesive will work.
If SS is mirror polished, need adhesive with special etch/bond chemistry. There are grey color silicone caulk/adhesive materials developed for commercial kitchen installations that provide best bond on polished SS.

Note that you do not want to use a silicone caulk that smells like vinegar on any appearance metals. The acetic acid generated by catalyst can discolor even SS over time as moisture moves in/out of the bond. You want the newer style methyl based systems that liberate an alcohol smell as they are exposed to air.

Best Luck.

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