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    Plastic bracket repair
    on: Jan 27, 2020, 01.31 pm
    Jan 27, 2020, 01.31 pm
    Hi. Having successfully removed all the skin from my SE over the weekend, it's clear that a previous owner managed to snap off one of the brackets on the lower fairing. It's one few the two that has the captive nut to secure the lower V shaped in fill panel. It was hanging on purely by the bolt and a small bit of what looked like hot glue...

    I'm wondering if any owners have found a suitable adhesive that will bond this plastic properly? I have something called "Plast Aid" but decided not to buy until I hear other experiences.

    Many thanks in anticipation.

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    Re: Plastic bracket repair
    Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2020, 02.37 pm
    Jan 27, 2020, 02.37 pm
    I don't think any shop glues etc. really fixes these plastic tabs once they're broken off.

    This method using a soldering iron might work better...

    Last Edit: Jan 27, 2020, 02.39 pm by RocketSteve
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    Re: Plastic bracket repair
    Reply #2 on: Jan 27, 2020, 03.42 pm
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    I had success fixing a broken body tab with contact cement.  With that said, RocketSteve's method looks much better.
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    Re: Plastic bracket repair
    Reply #3 on: Jan 27, 2020, 06.39 pm
    Jan 27, 2020, 06.39 pm
    I haven't had the need to use it myself,
    but I've heard that "JB Weld Plastic Bonder" is very good.




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    Re: Plastic bracket repair
    Reply #4 on: Jan 27, 2020, 11.32 pm
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    I've got and have used Plast-Aid on several different things. It's amazing and perfect for the type of job you're talking about. I didn't do this, and I still had success, but I would recommend practicing with some scrap plastic a few times. When you first mix it, it can be quite runny, but then it starts to harden and can quickly become too hard to use. (it can also eat through what you mix it in, and it gets hot as it cures.) I recommend the practice just so you get a feel for what consistency you want to work with and how much time you have. Give it the time it tells you to fully cure, but then it will be stronger than the plastic it's holding together. You can dye it in the first step, if you want, and it's sandable/grindable. Highly recommend.

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    Re: Plastic bracket repair
    Reply #5 on: Jan 28, 2020, 07.43 am
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    If you go the soldering iron route watch out for any fumes, depending on what plastic it is exactly, it can be rather dangerous to breath in.

    Good luck, let us know how you get on in the end.

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    Re: Plastic bracket repair
    Reply #6 on: Jan 28, 2020, 08.02 am
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    I have always used this one in black and it has never let me down.

    https://www.bricolemar.com/adhesivos-especificos/6737-pega-todo-soudal-blanco-290ml.html



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    Re: Plastic bracket repair
    Reply #7 on: Jan 28, 2020, 05.11 pm
    Jan 28, 2020, 05.11 pm
    I saw this posted on the Sprint Forum, looks to be easy to work with and very strong. I don't understand German so not sure if it's compatible with all plastic types.


     



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