2003 Ducato

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  1. Figaro

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    The glove box door on my Ducato is coming apart, it is constructed with an inner and outer leaf which are moulded plastic and welded together. The weld is failing and looks unsightly.
    I tried pumping in some clear silicone and clamped it which works for a few weeks but gradually separated again. Then I tried some plumbers solvent weld and clamped again, this didn`t work at all.
    Does anyone have any ideas what might work ?
    I suppose a replacement might be possible, where do these commercial vehicles get broken up, I don`t remember ever seeing vans getting dismantled at the scrap yard ?
    Are there specialist breakers ?
    Maybe they`re all long gone now after 12 years.............
    TIA
     
  2. Figaro

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    Just looked on ebay and there are some for sale from breakers, all look like they had a really hard life !
    Unless someone can suggest a repair method, looks like that maybe the way to go.
     
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    You could try this company who deal on eBay, give them a call they may come up trumps...
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    I'm not sure silicone was the best choice of "glue" and may prevent anything else working unless it's properly removed. Try lightly sanding the edges to be glued and then using a good superglue or two part epoxy. Some car accessory shops will carry dashboard glue.

    Failing that, bide your time on eBay. They do come up all the time and some look OK.

    There are also companies who will repair damage to dashboard, car interiors, etc. They come out to you and fix on the spot (like how the dents away type companies work) have a look on yellow pages in your area. They'd probably give you a quote over the phone.
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll try your suggestions
     
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