OT: glue to repair a Vauxhall steering wheel

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by scm, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. scm

    scm Guest

    Hi, Slightly off topic however can any of you clever guys suggest a
    suitable glue to repair the horn button cover on a 1999 Vauxhall Zafira
    steering wheel. The centre boss is complete with the air bag unit and is
    made of a plastic /rubber material. The horn button has split and I need
    to try and repair it, I have tried rubber solution glue to glue a patch
    on the back but the material seems very 'oily' and will not take the
    glue. I have cleaned with acetone before applying the glue.
    Any ideas of repair methods or glue would be appreciated.
    Rgds
    Steve
     
    scm, Apr 27, 2008
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  2. scm

    George Guest

    Araldite rapid,the surface has to be clean from any sort of grease or
    debri,that applys to all surfaces before bonding.
    Apply as you have done with a plastic bridge behind it for a sounder bond.
     
    George, Apr 27, 2008
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  3. scm

    scm Guest

    I'm afraid Araldite Rapid has failed to stick, despite thorough cleaning.
    However ancient duck tape on the outer side seems to be ok, need to see how
    it stands up to heat and hands!
     
    scm, Apr 27, 2008
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  4. scm

    Lobster Guest

    Impact adhesive like Evostik - where you apply to both surfaces, leave
    10 mins until touch dry, then assemble the repair

    David
     
    Lobster, Apr 27, 2008
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    geoff Guest

    go and liberate one from a scrapyard
     
    geoff, Apr 27, 2008
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  6. Superglue sometimes works quite well, as does car body filler (polyester
    resin rather than epoxy) especially when combined with a bit of glass
    cloth. The tensile strength is crap but with glass to sort that, and the
    rest of the glue in shera mode, its not too bad.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Apr 27, 2008
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  7. Look for some PVC repair glue, IIRC it is made of PVC and its a bugger to
    stick.
     
    [email protected], Apr 27, 2008
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  8. scm

    Jim Hawkins Guest

    Gorilla Glue ? Sticks most things.

    Jim Hawkins
     
    Jim Hawkins, May 6, 2008
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  9. scm

    Tom Guest



    I thought you were pulling my plonka until I did a Google to
    http://www.gorillaglue.com/

    My apologies..........
     
    Tom, May 7, 2008
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