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Date:         Wed, 2 Nov 2005 15:03:25 -0600
Reply-To:     Stan Wilder <wilden1-1@SBCGLOBAL.NET>
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From:         Stan Wilder <wilden1-1@SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Subject:      Re: Permatex Plastic weld to create new instrument cluster tabs ??
Comments: To: TC <trclark@SHAW.CA>
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I found the best way to rebuild tabs, broken odd threaded corners is to use clear packing tape and build forms that you then fill with J-B Weld. The base plastic needs to be cleaned and scored with sandpaper so you get a good bond. The corners that hold the instruments can be pre drilled for the screws and surplus material on the flay mount areas can be ground down with a Dremel or hand filed to an acceptable size.

Stan Wilder Engine Ceramics 214-352-4931 ----- Original Message ----- From: "TC" <trclark@SHAW.CA> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 1:20 PM Subject: Permatex Plastic weld to create new instrument cluster tabs ??

> same old story hold down tabs on cluster busted off > some of the screen sink for the odo-meter sheared off > I have had good experinece with permatex plastic weld but never tried > to fabricate/mold things a tiny as the hold down tabs > > has any one tried it would be worth the effort > will the permatex take drilling & tapping > after building it up enuff for the screw sink for the odo

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