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Has anyone had any experience with one of the Plastex plastic repair products for fixing bodywork and such? I need to make some small repairs to my rear bodywork before painting and would like some advice, if you would.

I suppose I could just use epoxy, but I'm not so sure about it's compatibility with this type of plastic. Is it ABS? The bottom of my tank actually says "Ascerbis"!

I've also found links to something called Three Bond Plastic Repair Kit. Is this better, worse, or exactly the same thing? Is there something better than either?

Due to my situation I see no reason to spring for an expensive replacement piece of bodywork, and the repair wouldn't be very big. It's all getting painted anyway.

Any advice is appreciated.

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I am not familiar with the products you mentioned.

You might try going to a local RC (remote control) hobbie shop and picking up a bottle of CA (cyanide acrylic) cement. It is a great glue for plastics.

If you add baking soda to CA, it acts like a filler - for small holes and to fill areas where parts need fitting. It gets HARD and is nearly machineable when cured.

I hope this helps.

[ This message was edited by: Devious2XS on 2007-02-07 14:27 ]
******* - I got one. Works pretty good too.
I still use a lot of CA - ever seen a PVC, slide throttle, individual runner, intake manifold? :wink:

[ This message was edited by: Devious2XS on 2007-02-07 14:45 ]
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