Good glue to repair hard plastic parts?

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  1. PETDOC

    PETDOC Long timer

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    I have a broken stem on one of the blinkers on my 1150 GS . I have tried to repair it with Locktite Epoxy which is listed for plastics, but after appropriate curing time you can snap the piece at the break and remove the epoxy with your fingernail--obviously not sticking to hard plastic. Anyone have a recommendation for a glue that will repair hard plastic parts?
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  2. Guzz

    Guzz Gutless wonder

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    JB Weld

    Not the prettiest repair method, but it works. Scuff and clean the surface on each side of the break, put JB in the break AND coat the surface on each side where you scuffed, clamp or tape together. Let sit for 24 HOURS MINIMUM (preferably inside this time of year).

    I've tried darn near every other glue out there, I keep coming back to JB weld because it works.
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  3. Fleg

    Fleg Fleg in 2012

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    gorilla glue
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  4. AntonLargiader

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    Dunno if this will work on your 1150 but here's my standard 1100 fix:

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    This bike recently took a really hard fall and slide on pavement, landing right on that turn signal and it's unbroken.
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    Excellent!! :thumb
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  6. NJ Moto

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    That stuff works great. I've used it outdoors and it's holding up well after 3 years in the elements.:thumb

    You only need a tiny bit as it expands a lot.
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  7. scooteraug02

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    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4078371

    Scroll 1/3 down.

    The guy says this: "Shoe Goo. Seriously, you can't believe how good this stuff works sealing & fixing little crap on your car on the cheap. Even glues broken plastic parts. Like a cross between silicone seal & rubber glue that's 100 times stronger. Get it at a shoe shop, clear or black, $5. You'll wonder how you ever got along without it."
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  8. little foot

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    Just order a new one.
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  9. Ozaround

    Ozaround Just kinda riding around

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    There are plastic welding rod kits out. Check into them for fenders/body panels... They work pretty darn good, and you can get teh plastic rods in different colors.
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    No matter what type of glue you use, prep the surface first with PVC cement primer. Use a Q-tip as it can mar the surface when it runs. Also, it is made in clear and purple so make sure you get the clear.
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  11. NJ Moto

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    Not only that but if possible I would rough up the two pieces being joined with some sandpaper.
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    If everyone just 'ordered a new one" this forum would suck.

    My wheel broke, bought a new one....
    My engine quit running, bought a new one....
    My bike quit running, took it to the dealer....he fixed it....
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    Why didn't I think of that???!! :huh :eek1 :puke1
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  15. scooteraug02

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    If you like the rubber fix above look at funny pipe in the irrigation section of Home Depot. It is stiffer and about the same diameter. It comes in rolls and 18" pieces.

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    Passing on the Old Wisdom, nice one Anton.

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  18. funhouse

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    EPOXY!
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  19. Hache_arg

    Hache_arg End of the world rider

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    a quick fix..

    Cyanocrilate ( I think on usa is Crazy Glue) and BEFORE is dry (and that is quick) throw some sodium bicarbonate ( the one for a bad stomach)over the cyano.

    That makes a new and STRONG plastic.

    Greetings.

    H
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  20. pointman

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    Had the same frustration from time to time, trying to get one thing to stick to another. When I broke one of the tabs on the inside of my BMW pannier on my 08GS. I tried several fixes. None stuck. Then a friend told me about a method he'd stumbled upon. Hold onto your hat - it's super glue and a cigarette filter. Yes, shred the filter, preferably an unused one and apply it to the fault line. Then saturate with super glue. It'll smoke a bit, but when it cures - stuck and stays stuck. A little sandpaper to smooth things out and the tab is good a new; and strong too. I didn't believe it till I tried it - it worked. Just saying ---
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