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Broken tab on new led

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Trdwillie14, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. Jul 13, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    Trdwillie14

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    Hey need some help anyone on here fix a broken tab. I got a good deal on the led pro lights for 350 bucks but when it came I had a broken tab anyone fix one of these or recommended any way to do it?

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    That looks like a great candidate for Gorilla Glue, or any other high quality epoxy. Trick is to give it the proper drying time and not to install before its properly cured. Ask me how I know. ;) Good luck.
     
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    Thanks dude
     
  4. Jul 13, 2021 at 8:49 PM
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    You're very welcome, let us know how it works out for you.
     
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    2nd the gorilla glue. The clear stuff seams a little less rigid and might handle all the jarring of driving better.
     
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    Those are gonna look real good on your truck when you get it fixed :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks dude just waiting on the harness and the weekend for time
     
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    I think its 3m or Devcon that makes a plastic specific two part epoxy, "Plastic Weld" which I recommend. Be sure to clean and scuff the glue joints whether you use the epoxy or the gorilla glue. Third option is a plastic welder, but wether the hot iron (linked above) style or the hot air style, practice on something first... Make sure it comes with abs filler rods (most likely what housing is made of)
     
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    Epoxy with strips of paper towels laid in layers. Kinda like fiberglass or fibermesh concrete, the fibers will add a whole bunch of strength. Been repairing things with glue and paper towels for a long time using this method.
     
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    Instead of using paper towels, why not try gauze bandage, probably a lot better.
     
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    If it works, it's cheap, and readily available, why change it? Besides some guaze actually has not stick coating so it doesn't get stuck in wounds. Wanna try, go ahead. If I want high strength, it's screen wire strips.
     
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    Some really good simple ideas. Makes total sense. I could’ve used a few of these methods in the past, with some of the attempted gluing‘s I have made LOL.
     
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    Yeah, can't remember exactly, but think I was about 11, using Krazy glue on an rc wrecker that hit our family dinner table legs too many times. Was a cool Peterbilt class D two speed with manual winches. Anyway broke a corner of the front bumper and grill, glue alone just wasn't enough and the truck was a Christmas gift that I really liked, so it was time to get creative. Held up really well, so the method became my normal procedure.
     
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    How did this repair work out for you? I just got new lights and one of them arrived with a broken tab like this. Trying to get a replacement sent but if I can fix it properly and use it and may go that route.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    Great dude no issues and I took it off road and was hitting around 90 and nothing fell off lol
     

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