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Thread: What do i use to bond PP plastic and Xenarc case?

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    FLAC
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    What do i use to bond PP plastic and Xenarc case?

    I have tried bumper repair and epoxy. I have tried fiberglass. None of it will stick to the plastic of my Honda Element.

    So i sand down the shine of the plastic surfaces. Then what do i use to mount them together? What can i use as a filler?

    I get the idea of how this is done, just need to find stuff that is workable and will bind with Poly propelene plastic

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    "ABS sludge"?
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    Read up on that. Will it work? I'd hate to mess up the surface trying.

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    This post says acetone will melt both PP and ABS. Check out post #100. Then someone suggests using PP and ABS chips together to bind it to ABS.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ene#post420525
    A pic is worth a thousand words.

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    Yeah, that wont work...

    Any other suggestions?

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    Prepare the surface of the PP with 3M 5907 adhesion promoter per the instructions and then use 3M Automix Plastic Adhesive/Filler.
    Fabricator

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    Thanks much!

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    instead of acetone and ABS try useing Metholethlye Keytone(MEK) and ABS mix it into a paste and try that i use it on all plastics i havn't found one it won't adhear ot melt together yeat and it is workable just like bondo once it hardenes

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    Another Element owner! I'm in the process of putting together a carputer for my Element also.

    I just recently fabricated a Xenarc case into an Element bezel, using Oatey's ABS Cement. I chose the ABS Cement because it was already pre-mixed and came ready to use. Cut the bezel to fit, sanded everything down, then applied the cement to glue it together and let it dry. I had to do several coats because I kept getting little valleys where the cement was. Applied probably 5 coats of plastic primer, sanding in between each to smooth out the bumps, and now I'm about ready to paint. I've given the new bezel a little bit of a twist, and it seems quite solid.

    Any tips on the painting process? Where can I find the SEM paint that everyone's talking about?

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    HEre's what I used...at Home Depot, they have this Expoxy that hardens into a plastic . It is workable up to 60 minutes so you can take your time and fully cures in 12 hrs or so...and it was on ly like $3 or so...
    http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/170000-170999/170063_221.jpg

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