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Re: Recommendation on Glues

Alun » Apr 7 '14
Bit odd to post this immediately after saying I only ever use Plastic Weld, but need some advice on a suitable adhesive for a "non-standard" job.


Basically, a couple of years back a moronic driver decided to use the front bumper of our car as a guide to his parking.  Big black, 4x4 so not sure how he missed it.  And in the process broke both clips on the sides of the bumper but unfortunately as we weren`t in the car at the time I didn`t realise that he`d done the damage. These are meant to pop out in the event of an accident to dissipate the energy so they did what they`re meant to do I guess.  Anyway, had it in the garage for its service since and they`ve checked and the clips are well and truly knackered and as these are part of the bumper their only solution was a new bumper, which is £500.  No way I`m willing to shell that out.


Now been fiddling with it since trying to get it to stay in but as it is now popping out continuously and virtually flapping around most of the time I really need to do something about it now.  What I think I need is a high strength glue which has some gap filling properties which will hold the clip together.  I can hold the parts together while the car is stationary (it comes apart while moving) to allow drying time.


Thought about using hot glue but suspect it will be too messy.


So thought I`d throw this out in case anyone has any ideas???


Many thanks


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Re: Recommendation on Glues

Ellenbethsdad » Apr 7 '14

I`ve got something that should do the trick, we use it at work .......I`ll pop some in the post mate.

2 part epoxy, industrial grade, sets in 5 mins just clamp together until it grabs.


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Re: Recommendation on Glues

Ellenbethsdad » Apr 7 '14

http://www.eurobond-adhesives.co.uk/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=3


This is what we use, never seen it fall apart yet.......just make sure the parts are well cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol and dried before use.


I`ll bang it in the post tomorrow...


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Re: Recommendation on Glues

Alun » Apr 23 '14
Just to say that the glue Pete sent me worked great. Set off really quick and held up after a journey along the very rough roads upto Norfolk at the weekend.
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