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    Repairing Plastics - Any tips?

    I've recently gone on a bit of a console-modding spree, the latest of which being the addition of a VGA port to my Dreamcast. Problem is, I mounted the blasted thing a couple of millimetres too low in the case and now I can't close it. Easy enough to reposition, but I'd like to fill the big gaping hole left behind.

    So, can anybody recommend any products/tools for the job? It'll probably work out cheaper to buy another Dreamcast for parts lol, but then again if I have tools and materials it'll no doubt save my bacon next time I make a pillock mistake like this one.

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    Epoxy putty is marvellous stuff. Stronger than whatever you're bonding with it, fills, glues, holds etc. Easily sandable and paintable. I use it often for console, PC and even car modding. It's strong enough to repair screw mounting holes.

    I've even used it to repair a 16" floor standing fan that smashed into smithereens 5 years ago, and it's still in one piece despite my kids' best efforts!

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    Something in the milliput range would be good it's modelling epoxy putty as mentioned above.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Something in the milliput range would be good it's modelling epoxy putty as mentioned above.

    Ben
    Beat you to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    Beat you to it
    @Oaktech really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    @Oaktech really?

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    Awwwww... thats. not. fair.

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    This stuff?

    Milliput Standard Grade 2 Part (2 Stick-1x grey-1x yellow) Epoxy Putty 113g Pack | eBay

    A lot cheaper than I was expecting! I had been looking at this but it's a damn site more expensive and that Milliput looks easier to use too.

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ukdapper-F81...ml+epoxy+putty

    Pretty much what I always use. No mixing, just cut off as much as you need, knead it between your fingers for a minute, apply, fix. (It sort of is mixing but it's all in one tube)

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Ukdapper - JML Fix It F815701 Bonding Putty Single Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    Pretty much what I always use. No mixing, just cut off as much as you need, knead it between your fingers for a minute, apply, fix. (It sort of is mixing but it's all in one tube)
    I don't know if I trust a product called JiM'L Fix It...

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    Hehe, it's just rebranded - been using it for years before JML came along!

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    Either will do the job milliput is my favoured one.

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