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  1. poppys

    poppys Read Only Funster

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    Thye "plastic" moulded step into the habitation area on my Eldis has a crack in it.Can anyone recommend a product to repair it.
     
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    I had a similar sounding problem with my Compass recently - I ended up buying a strip of "L" shaped plastic from B & Q and fixing it in place over the cracked moulding with a couple of self tapping screws. I did consider glueing a piece of flat plastic behind the cracked section, but every attempt I've ever made in my life to repair something with glue has ended in abject failure! Let me know if you want a photo of the repair.
     
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    Need more info on the type of plastic and a piccie would be good...

    Gluing plastics successfully can be difficult...
     
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    Gluing plastic is often fraught with problems, all due to the same cause, lack of preparation
    It should always be remembered every piece of plastic produced, is heavily contaminated with what is called a Releasing Agent, a product used in the manufacturing process to stop the plastic sticking to the molds.:thumb:
    Ergo, it also stops anything, including glue sticking to the plastics:Doh:
    preparation,preparation, preparation,
    Clean off with something like Isolpropyl alcohol cleaner first, BUT test an unseen side first as this stuff can and will damage most plastics so use sparingly and carfully if you have not got any, the next best thing is to sand paper to a dull finish then glue, not really suitable if you have to look at the finished job, but it will stick
    Geo
     
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    You need some of THIS I have used it it's not cheap but works but as Geo says the key is preparation.

    As they say " Fail to prepare, Prepare to fail"
     

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