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Old 29th June 2011, 04:41 AM   #11
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My dad used to fill any plastic holes with a mixture of superglue and bicarb of soda (I think that was the second part, should be easy to look up), it is so strong you can attach a watch strap with it when the pin hole breakes off....and it doesn't eat the plastic like the glue would do on its own.
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Here is my tip. Set up your joint however you can by clamping etc until you get an almost perfect fit. Dribble in some superglue and then reach for a pinch of Mum's BiCarb of Soda and sprinkle in onto the superglue. It will set like concrete (and about the same colour) in less than 1/5th of a second. It gets hot - dammed hot so don't have any superglue on your fingers when you reach for the bicarb.
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awesome, play around with it on some scrap plastic first to get the hang...
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Old 29th June 2011, 01:48 PM   #13
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Superglue won't fill a hole like epoxy.
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Not on its own, but whatever it turns into when mixed with the soda is incredibly tough.
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That may be true but I am wondering how it will set up and why you would to go through that? It just seems like epoxy is ready made for the project.
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That may be true but I am wondering how it will set up and why you would to go through that? It just seems like epoxy is ready made for the project.
That quickly?

"It will set like concrete (and about the same colour) in less than 1/5th of a second. "
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If the hole filler is harder than the surrounding material, any screw you put in will walk off center around the filler. The epoxy may be a least roughly similar to the plastic.
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If the hole filler is harder than the surrounding material, any screw you put in will walk off center around the filler. The epoxy may be a least roughly similar to the plastic.

Its good to keep your mind open...
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Epoxy, would be the first thing I use if I had some standing around, except where you have to build external bits, not haveing any, the superglue would be my way. You can always drill a pilot hole through it for your screw.
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