It's falling apart!

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  1. Badknee

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    Not sure what the two blobs are for but the clip was in the middle of them.

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    Top catch

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    The bit wot fell orft!

    There was an unusual clunk from the rear of Mo, not the usual drawer not locked, cupboard door swinging open :whistle:
    Upon investigation it had fell off :eek:

    No not that, the catch that holds the glass drop down door under the oven!

    Now the question is before I go and spend a massive amount of money on a tube of something that I need very little of, what's the best thing to use as it's plastic to glass and my usual response of big nail or screw won't do. (n)
     
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    Simple .... just use two smaller ones!:rolleyes:
     
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    Oh yes, fanks. Never fort of that.(n)
     
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    Pics dont really help....too close to figure it out.
    i think the plastic hook/clip is coincidence and shouldnt have been in there anyway.
    it cant be screwed to the glass and theres no catch on the glass for it to hook onto.

    Looking at the two blobs of, presumably silicon, have been holding the door closed...sticking to some part of the cupboard.
     
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    Try a hot glue gun.
     
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    If its plastic to glass why not try the stuff that's used to stick back interior mirrors to windscreens?
     
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    A two pack epoxy would be the best bet, rough up the base of the clip to give a bit grip.
     
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    Its all well and good sticking it on but what part slides to allow it to grip the plastic part ?

    Whatever it is it has to slide to allow its lever/bar to engage in the formed slot in the piece.

    Still say it shouldnt be there.

    Its like glueing a towel hook base without a hook.

    Surely im not the only one that can see this.
     
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    Now if the op had said that in the first place it would have made all the difference.

    The glue blobs still dont correspond with the plastic....the op said it was between the blobs.
     
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    No your wrong, the white plastic clip was glued to the glass and worked perfectly till it fell off. My question is what glue would people suggest.
     
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    That's a good idea, but what's it called I wonder, glue that sticks mirrors back on doesn't ring a bell :D

    Mmmmmm, wonder if a call into Autoglass for a quick squirt from their tube might be an idea?
     
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    Yes you are, that's how it has worked for eleven years it's just the glue has given up.
     
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    I don't own a hot glue gun but I like the sticky mirror idea. I may call in and ask what they use.

    Thanks for the ideas guys.(y)
     
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    Here we go, thanks to Bolton Safety Glass a very old notloB company. Told them what I needed and was given the glue below, wouldn't take payment so I left him some money to get himself a pint tonight. Happy Badknee :) image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    If anyone else need something sticking to something else give me a shout, there's going to be loads left.
     
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    I have the same catches and white bit on my van, yes they are a pair. The catch is spring loaded, push to close and push again to open, the white catch does not slide but must be located correctly or the door will not lock or will lock but not open. Good luck getting it right.
     
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    Almost nothing will stick to the existing area if those two blobs are silicone. My fix: attach the plastic latch part to a small square of aluminium using CSK screws/nuts. Glue the aluminium to the glass with silicone. A certain, permanent, fix.
     
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