Need help with a repair job

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  1. Negativedark

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    So while Transforming my Earthrise Leader Astrotrain, I snapped off one of the pegs that holds the foot lifts on the Tender Car. Between how tight it was, getting caught on the mechanism for the wheels, and me not paying enough attention. I can still hold it together with using the peg for the other footpiece, but if that breaks it's gonna suck. My attempt to glue it didn't work, as the glue didn't bond at all to the plastic.

    So what I'm wondering is what kind of glue I should try next time. Or if I should try a next time, because with how tight the piece goes in there, the glue might just break anyways. Does anyone have any suggestions for the type of glue to use?
     
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    Let's see if this works.

    The other idea that I had was to see about placing something inside the hollow spots and pegging it together with that. Won't hold insanely well, but it'll work for what I'll need most. If I could find something the right thickness from a Gunpla kit polycap sprue and cut down it might be a start.
     

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    I recommend Permatex Plastic Welder: it's stronger than super glue and holds incredibly well. It's a two-part epoxy-like material, and this version comes in black; you should be able to find it at Home Depot (in the Automotive aisle, with the automotive adhesives).
     
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