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Door Repair

Postby bromleyxphil » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:18 pm

Hi guys had a bit of bad luck and damaged the plastic interior of my door.
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I am going to stick a piece of aluminium over it to hide the crack and strengthen the spot. what is the best adhesive to use on this textured plasticy stuff?

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Re: Door Repair

Postby crinklystarfish » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:19 pm

I can't see the image Phil but can half-guess what you're trying to do. If you drill a few small holes in the plastic, dampen it, apply Gorilla glue and then stick the aluminium down firmly the Gorilla glue will expand (as it does) and in the process penetrate and key into the holes.

No promises of course but if you have no other suggestions or ideas it's probably worth a punt.

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Re: Door Repair

Postby LokisMischief » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 am

I cant see your image either but at a guess, I would probably look at an epoxy, Araldite maybe. If you can get the strip on the back side would be aesthetically better. Make sure to key the surfaces, small holes (dont need to be all the way throgh) abrasive paper, etc. on both surfaces. Aluminium, a plastic sheet or even a plastic mesh should all work to reinforce. You can always go belt and braces with the first two and add a few of pop rivits.

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Re: Door Repair

Postby crinklystarfish » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:34 am

Any update on any attempted repair?

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Re: Door Repair

Postby bromleyxphil » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:03 am

Not got around to it yet Steve, need to get rid of the flu and unfreeze my hands. I will update when I do the job.

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Re: Door Repair

Postby crinklystarfish » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:19 am

Nice one Phil, curious to know what you figure out. Hope you're bouncing back now.

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Re: Door Repair

Postby bromleyxphil » Fri May 18, 2018 2:40 pm

Well I did some tests on the inside of the bin that is made of the same material as the door. In order of adhesion worst to best gorilla glue, gripfill, silicone, 252, double sided tape.....that didn’t come off. So I cut some ally to follow the contours of the door and used double sided backed up with 252.
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Re: Door Repair

Postby crinklystarfish » Sat May 19, 2018 6:58 am

Ahhh, your hab-box door. I couldn't see the original images you'd posted (as above) and imagined it was the MAN cab trim that had cracked.

Anyway - all is now clear. Ta for the feedback and the repair looks - well, not like a repair at all. Nice.


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