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What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?
TIA,
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What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?
TIA,


Depends on the plastic. What are you trying to fix?

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Hi,
What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?
TIA,



Depends on the plastic. What are you trying to fix?

Hi,
Front skirt(aire dam) of a car which is attached to the bottom of
bumper. Hit a snow bank and it caused a partial viertical crack.
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Hi,
What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?
TIA,



Depends on the plastic. What are you trying to fix?

Hi,
Front skirt(aire dam) of a car which is attached to the bottom of
bumper. Hit a snow bank and it caused a partial viertical crack.


BTDT, on a chunk of ice in a parking lot at about 2 mph.

If it is the same stuff the body-color bumper covers are made out of,
forget it. Once the stuff UV and thermal cycles a few hundred times, it
is unrepairable. If your budget won't stand replacing it right now,
splint it with aluminum sheet behind it, and pop-rivet the splint in
place with big washers on the front. Spray the repair the appropriate
color with the flexible bumper paint. Keep the car dirty, and people
won't even notice. :^)

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Tony Hwang wrote:

Doug Miller wrote:

In article [email protected], Tony Hwang
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Hi,
What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?
TIA,



Depends on the plastic. What are you trying to fix?

Hi,
Front skirt(aire dam) of a car which is attached to the bottom of
bumper. Hit a snow bank and it caused a partial viertical crack.



BTDT, on a chunk of ice in a parking lot at about 2 mph.

If it is the same stuff the body-color bumper covers are made out of,
forget it. Once the stuff UV and thermal cycles a few hundred times, it
is unrepairable. If your budget won't stand replacing it right now,
splint it with aluminum sheet behind it, and pop-rivet the splint in
place with big washers on the front. Spray the repair the appropriate
color with the flexible bumper paint. Keep the car dirty, and people
won't even notice. :^)

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Hi,
Thanks. I guess that's what I'll do.


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Doug Miller wrote:
In article [email protected], Tony Hwang

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Hi,
What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?
TIA,



Depends on the plastic. What are you trying to fix?

Hi,
Front skirt(aire dam) of a car which is attached to the bottom of
bumper. Hit a snow bank and it caused a partial viertical crack.


3M Structural Adhesive, p/n 08101, about $22 at auto parts stores, and a
piece of fiberglass auto body repair cloth. The adhesive is a two-part mix,
similar to epoxy. Slather the stuff on to the back side of the cracked piece.
Then slather some more on to the fiberglass cloth. Embed the cloth in the
layer of adhesive. Then slather more adhesive on top of the cloth.

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Tony Hwang wrote:
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What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?

Depends on the plastic. What are you trying to fix?


Front skirt (aire dam) of a car which is attached to the bottom of
bumper. Hit a snow bank and it caused a partial viertical crack.


What kind of plastic? More than one type is used for car bumpers and
air dams. Xylene (polycarbonate/polybutylene blend) is common for
hard bumpers, but a separate dam attached to the bumper may be high-
density polyethylene, fiberglass, or sheet urethane (Saturn body
material).

Try contacting 3M Automotive.
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Tony Hwang wrote in news:RT_Bj.77112$w94.53329
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Hi,
What is best compound(glue, epoxy?) to use?
TIA,


Not sure about what kind of plastic or if it's possible for you case but
I've made plastic repairs with PVC cement used for plumbing plastic pipe.
It melts plastics [err, especially PVC:-) ] causing it to fuse. Work fast
though!
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