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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 19, 9:37 PM Thread Starter
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'68 dash plastic Q:

'68 El Camino SS:

I've got a brand new dash housing bezel and a new Dakota Digital HDX instrument set to mount behind it.

But I have a problem:

The big double-square piece that goes between the dash bezel and the instruments themselves is broken in several places. I've been everywhere online and it looks like my only option is to repair mine, as I can't find any reproductions.

Will ANY decent plastic epoxy do the trick? Or do I want to use an adhesive that is formulated specifically for whatever type of plastic (ABS?) this is made of? In addition to repairing a few tabs, I'll be wanting to use my repair material as a cosmetic filler in a few sections also.

What experience have Y'All had with these repairs?

Help?

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Tom.
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I've used the Gorilla Glue "2 part epoxy" (it dries clear), with good results. Surface needs to be clean before you apply it then walk away and leave it alone to cure.
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J b weld.

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Iíve used JB Weld to stick things together. Iím guessing that I could mold some of it into a mound or mounting tab and file/sand/drill it into submission from a cured glob? Has anyone used any of the putty-type epoxies out there?
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Iíve used JB Weld to stick things together. Iím guessing that I could mold some of it into a mound or mounting tab and file/sand/drill it into submission from a cured glob? Has anyone used any of the putty-type epoxies out there?

Take aluminum foil, the shiney side, mould it to what you want to make and fill it with JB. I've fixed many things this way. The JB is usually stronger than the plastic. If you have a crack to fix, drill holes in the plastic surrounding the crack and fill with jb.
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