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What Adhesive to Use for Plastics in a Fiero? by craigsfiero2007
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What adhesives/glue can I use for plastic pieces in the Fiero? I am trying to glue the clear shifter indicator lense back on the center console bezel for the automatic shifter in my Fiero. Recommendations? Suggestions?
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Gorilla glue? Super glue? The glue Alex4mula has been using? Plastibond? E4000?

Shouldn't really need anything specific.
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Gorilla Glue and Super Glue tend to "melt" some plastics or expand way too much. I am just looking for a glue that isn't going to eat through my plastic. I never tried E4000.
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I would look toward a clear craft type glue or the old Testors glue from plastic model building.
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As JR said. I would use a very thin bead of plastic modelers glue. Be very careful with it cause it will melt the plastic pieces together. if you drip glue on the clear plastic you'll destroy it. It'll haze and cloud. Make sure it's well ventilated as well.

You can also use a small amount of fiberglass epoxy resin on it. that will hold as well.
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What's wrong with super glue?
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In my experience super glue works just fine. Never had a problem with a superglued interior piece breaking away in the same place. But variety is good.
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MAX1 beats them all. Even has a filler if you need to fill a gap or crack.
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Originally posted by Alex4mula:

MAX1 beats them all. Even has a filler if you need to fill a gap or crack.


I finally gave in today and bought the big bottle of Max 1. I have tried to recover my interior pieces with other glues and they don't hold up or they have to be clamped for hours or days, so hopefully this stuff is as instant as they say it is, I will be excited.
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let us know how it works i've just been waiting for a little extra cash to get the big bottle.
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Originally posted by old one:

let us know how it works i've just been waiting for a little extra cash to get the big bottle.


Sure thing! It cost me $44.00 including shipping from http://www.mabrisystems.com I will post some before and after pictures of my interior pieces I am recovering too and a little review on the glue.
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Report this Post03-05-2011 11:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thismanyfierosClick Here to Email thismanyfierosSend a Private Message to thismanyfierosDirect Link to This Post
we have this kickass product up here called Q Bond...it can fix anything!!
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Report this Post03-06-2011 10:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I also use a lot of super glue in my shop. I put broken pieces together with the instant one, use the thicker slow setting one to fill cracks and reinforce parts from underneath.
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Report this Post03-06-2011 11:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Doug85GTSend a Private Message to Doug85GTDirect Link to This Post
I use a silicone based glue called "Goop". It takes 24 hours to fully cure and it shrinks a little bit when fully cured. Once fully cured, it is very tough. I have used it on plastic parts attached to the engine and it holds up to heat very well. It is colorless and translucent but it is not transparent. It is also good for anything that need to flex a little and sees regular use.
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Originally posted by old one:

let us know how it works i've just been waiting for a little extra cash to get the big bottle.


My Max 1 Glue came in the mail today. It works fantastic! Well worth the money. The glue is clear and is as thin as water. It dries white and fast! I just put a drop on what I wanted to glue down and hold it for 10-15 seconds and BAM! its done. Still working on my interior pieces. I will post pictures later.
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Originally posted by craigsfiero2007:


My Max 1 Glue came in the mail today. It works fantastic! Well worth the money. The glue is clear and is as thin as water. It dries white and fast! I just put a drop on what I wanted to glue down and hold it for 10-15 seconds and BAM! its done. Still working on my interior pieces. I will post pictures later.


If you were to be unhappy I was ready to offer to buy you the unused product. This is how much I trust that thing to fix Fiero interior.

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Here is my shifter console. I kind of messed up so its not all straight but it looks a million times better than before.

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Originally posted by Alex4mula:


If you were to be unhappy I was ready to offer to buy you the unused product. This is how much I trust that thing to fix Fiero interior.



LOL! It works great. I was surprised how fast it dries, unfortunately I found that out the hard way, I got a drop on my thumb when I was cutting the top open and glued my thumb to the top of the bottle within seconds. LOL!
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