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nosire
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trunk lid

Postby nosire » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:39 pm



I wanted to know if anyone has fixed the screw bosses on the inside of the trunk lid and how they did it

thanks
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Re: trunk lid

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:51 am

Every time I've had a screw boss break, I will typically rebuild it using whatever pieces I have left, and ABS slurry (ABS plastic shavings and ABS glue, or MEK). When it starts getting firm, I will screw the screw into it and back it out, so that it taps threads into the soft ABS before it's completely hard.

I'll also build up the area around the boss with more ABS, to strengthen the boss and hopefully prevent it from breaking again.

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Re: trunk lid

Postby nosire » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:30 pm

thanks for the info. 1 question what is MEK
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Re: trunk lid

Postby thomba » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:52 pm

It's Methyl Ethyl Keytone, a solvent and will dissolve ABS plastic. Can be purchased in most hardware stores. Home Depot, Lowes, etc.
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Re: trunk lid

Postby newday777 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:31 am

I agree as this is the best repair on ABS plastic....but.... you have to do the cemetery in thin layers, 24 hr dry time between layers to off gas and set up. Then at least 48 hrs after final layer to fully cure.
It takes time. Don't try to rush through this repair and it will work and be strong again.

WingAdmin wrote:Every time I've had a screw boss break, I will typically rebuild it using whatever pieces I have left, and ABS slurry (ABS plastic shavings and ABS glue, or MEK). When it starts getting firm, I will screw the screw into it and back it out, so that it taps threads into the soft ABS before it's completely hard.

I'll also build up the area around the boss with more ABS, to strengthen the boss and hopefully prevent it from breaking again.




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