Customs: Bonding Plastic permanently together...

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  1. Crobot91

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    Anyone have a preference/recommendation for permanently bonding plastic together? My Alternator Tracks broke (the portion where the leg attaches to the hood) - I'm fixing the problem by bonding a junker G1 plastic onto the bottom of the hood.

    Crazy glue seems okay but it's not really permanent and prone to breaking again. I'd prefer a bonding agent that fills any gaps between the two plastic surfaces - any product name?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
     
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    Rubber cement.
     
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    I use some stuff purchased at Home Depot called "Plastic fusion"...comes in a purple colored tube...at my store it's on the end cap with all the other specialty glues near the paint section...

    This stuff is VERY strong...I haven't been able to pull glued pieces apart without breaking them...
     
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    You want some kind of plastic weld. The stuff Defstar described sounds like it should work pretty good. Most hobby shops should also carry plastic weld. I think it's usually labeled as liquid plastic cement for polystyrene, ABS and PVC plastic. Make sure whatever you get is formulated for PVC and ABS. Those are the kinds of plastics toys are made out of.

    This stuff is all solvent based. Keep in mind that how bad the fumes are is inversely proportionate to how bad the fumes are for you. If it smells bad, it's not healthy to inhale very much. If it doesn't smell at all, it'll seriously screw you up. Make sure you have decent ventillation, while you work with it.
     
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    cyanoacrylate glue with a insta-set spray-on for fast curing
     
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    That would be super glue, which he's already said he doesn't like. It also gives a much more brittle bond than a plastic weld would.
     
  7. Crobot91

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    Thanks for the input folks! I'll pick up the 'Plastic fusion' on my way home from work - if that doesn't work I'll try the other suggestions.
     
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    JB weld or some type of epoxy should work too.
     

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