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 Post subject: Re: General Time Corp. D170B clock bulb out
PostPosted: Jan Sat 04, 2020 1:23 am 
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You may need to clean off the epoxy with a scalpel and consider a pin or staples, in conjunction with industrial super glue.

A drill of 1mm or less may be appropriate.

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 Post subject: Re: General Time Corp. D170B clock bulb out
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Marcc wrote:
You may need to clean off the epoxy with a scalpel and consider a pin or staples, in conjunction with industrial super glue.

A drill of 1mm or less may be appropriate.

Marc


I haven't glued the broken part on yet, just that support wire. Pinning is a good idea except piece is too thin to do that to. I have some JB weld epoxy I am test bonding two pieces of plastic to see how it bonds.

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 Post subject: Re: General Time Corp. D170B clock bulb out
PostPosted: Jan Sat 04, 2020 1:50 am 
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Have you considered getting someone to print a new one?

Off to deal with bushfire issues.

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 Post subject: Re: General Time Corp. D170B clock bulb out
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Lash it with some fine wire or brace/bridge it with a small piece cut from a Coca-Cola can or feeler gauge.
"Key" aluminum with sandpaper and use a good quality glue.

These are German (industry) products - readily available in the UK
No doubt someone will recommend a stateside product. lol

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 Post subject: Re: General Time Corp. D170B clock bulb out
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Hardware stores in the US carry two-part plastic bonding cements, usually next to the JB-Weld. Actually, I think JB-Weld have one of these.

WM & auto parts stores also carry this stuff.

Try a tiny bit to see how it works with your particular type of plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: General Time Corp. D170B clock bulb out
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I’ve heard that superglue can be mixed with baking soda to increase its strength and fill cracks. I need to try this myself soon to see if it actually works.

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 Post subject: Re: General Time Corp. D170B clock bulb out
PostPosted: Jan Tue 14, 2020 9:50 pm 
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I actually got the clock back together and it works! I ended up using ABS plastic pipe cement to do repairs on the plastic, worked very good. A heck of a lot of work for something of no real value... :shock:

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