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Bonding plastic on a John Deere gator

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Redman

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Does anyone know what will bond the plastic together? I have a crack in the fender and I have tried fiber glass, liquid nails, and gorilla tape. Any advise on what does work?
 

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Might try a soldering iron to melt them together. It may not be pretty but should stick the sides together and be strong. I did this on a feed tub and it worked surprisingly well.
 

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What I did was run the iron down the crack to meld it together. Then I took a cigarette lighter that is like a mini-torch and went over it to smooth it out.
 

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You can buy a plastic welder that heats the plastic and feeds a plastic rod into the crack. it works better on some plastic than others.
You could also drill 3/16" holes about 1" apart and right across from each other along the crack and use zip ties to hold it together. This is what I call Frankensteining it and actually is quite strong.
 

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It;s unsightly because you you have to have the stuff layered on the outside of the crack, but JB weld will hold it. Anyway it does on mules
 

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The best repair is plastic welding.. Slice off a few shards of plastic from an inconspicuous area, so your filler material is the same as the fender. A 10 dollar HF heat gun will do the trick for that.

You can also screw sheet metal underneath the plastic, which is what I had to to do to keep the fender from falling off our old 6x4 Gator.
 

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If I didn't have a plastic welder that ohiosteve mentioned, I would put a plate on the underside like Atimm said... The plastic welder I have has fiber reinforced filler rod (black) that is darned strong.. I've fixed a lot of chain saw plastics with it and it holds up well.. the welder itself is rather expensive, but you could do with a propane powered soldering torch or something similar to do the melting
 

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