Hot glue for (fender-type) plastic repair?

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  1. D2W

    D2W Adventurer

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    Howdy.

    In going over a used TXT280 for my son, I noticed that the rear fender had been repaired with a seriously tenacious (what I believe to be) hot glue. The flexibility of the glue and its adhesion to the plastic was amazing. The glue was an opaque milky-white.

    Can anyone speculate what glue might have been used? I'd love to have some of that glue in my repair 'toolbox' as the age of my bikes increase and the availability of replacement plastic become less.

    Thanks.

    Dale
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  2. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Plastic weld?
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  3. D2W

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    No, I have done some (very poor :) ) plastic welding and this process does not appear to be that; for the most part the original base plastic was not melted or deformed. It may have been slightly roughened for improved adhesion, but nothing more. The "glue" could be slightly dented with a finger nail, and did liquify when reheated (so it wasn't an epoxy or resin).
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  4. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    That sure sounds like hot glue... never heard of that being used on a fender before.
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  5. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Two part structural adhesive works great.


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  6. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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  7. D2W

    D2W Adventurer

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    :rillaI've requested a sample and will keep you all posted of my test results.
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  8. Little R

    Little R Been here awhile

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    Plumbers Goop? Seen it used a couple of times. One old guy fixed his fender, boots and pants with the stuff!
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  9. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Last night broke it, bad, today fixed it, good IMG_1002.JPG IMG_1001.JPG . UHMW (PTex for ski/snowboard bases) both sides sandwiched with ultra permatex. May buy a new fender to have around, just in case.

    The blue ptex is a fix from a few years ago, at the beginning for me.
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  10. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    At least you were conservative with the rivets... :lol3

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