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Glove Compartment Came Apart

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Luke1975, July 3, 2014.

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  1. Luke1975

    Luke1975 New Member

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    My glove compartment came apart when I opened it the other day. It was close to 100 degrees outside so it had to be a lot hotter inside. Went to get something out of it and the outside of the glove compartment went straight to the floor. I an guess the little glue circles holding it together go hot and let go. I live in Virginia so I imagine more sotheren state get hotter in the summer then here.
    Anyone seen this?
    What kind of glue should I try to repair it with?
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  3. Bill #5 Explorer

    Bill #5 Explorer Well-Known Member

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    I'd use a quality contact cement. Apply on both mating surfaces. Let dry/cure per instructions. Then stick together. Make sure your are aligned. Only get one shot.
     
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    Never seen that before.

    Looks like a couple of those adhesion points fractured.

    A little glue on the matching points should put it back together.
     
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    That should be an easy fix, but I'd expect that to have been glued together at more points form what I can see.

    If I don't know better, also looks like you have a pint of hoochy in you glove box. :eek:
     
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    Wow, didn't know glue was holding that together.lol what a cheap design
     
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    Don't use contact cement...that will separate with heat and time. Your best bet is to find out what type of plastic it is (ABS, Polystyrene, Polyethylene etc...) and get a cement that is comparable. By law there should be a recycling symbol cast onto the parts that identify what they are made of. You want a cement that will weld the two halves together like the plastic parts of a model kit.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Identifying+plastic+symbols&id=40B78283A3C10FD8D75F66586FAC6099AEF9F8EA&FORM=IQFRBA
     
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    If it were me, I'd look at a product like Devcon Plastic Welder, an epoxy plastic bonding material, easily mixed and applied....available at most hardware stores.....I've used it and had good success on a number of projects.........best regards Plum
     

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