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Side cover pins

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One of my side covers has a broken off pin. The previous owner tried to fix it with epoxy and it came off again, not a very good bond. On other things I've repaired ABS parts by dissolving donor ABS bits in MEK to make a paste, then forming a new base for the old part with it, usually, it reinforces the part and makes a permanent repair. would that work for this? The ABS plumbing glue we get here was never a very good substitute. it's the yellow stuff for plumbing. I see in a search on this site that it's better to use black ABS glue I've never seen for sale here.
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Yes, I think that would work well to get the pin reattached to the side cover.

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The black abs is the one to use. They quit making the good stuff (black). Make a slurry out of acetone and abs shavings.
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Mine broke about 8 years ago ... If you still have the pin part ...

I repaired mine by first drilling a tiny tiny hole ( 1/16 ? ) in each end , and cutting a finishing nail to size ... and then the acetone slurry on the bail, and on the joint ...

The nail strengthens the joint .

While you are at it, buy 6 of the rubber grommets .. when they get old and hardened they stress the pins quite a bit upon removal


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Since when did they quit making black ABS glue? I just bought a can.
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I will admit that I fell for the FUD (Fear Uncertainty Doubt) surrounding Yellow ABS glue.

Apparently the Yellow and the Black are the same other than the dye used for colouring.

The reason for the Yellow glue is so the plumber and building inspector can tell at a glance if a joint was missed when gluing.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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Since when did they quit making black ABS glue? I just bought a can.

Oatey still makes it. Look up ABS cement, not glue. Cement is a little thicker, fills gaps.
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I bought some at Lowes not long ago.

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I got a can of black ABS cement from ACE Hardware...

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Very Glad to hear it is still available.
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