[NTLK] Messagepad Lid Plastics/Repair Question

Woody Smith woodysmith at me.com
Sun Sep 23 23:40:36 EDT 2012

I don't know the answer to your question regarding the nature of the  
plastic but I do have experience with some repairs on the 2100 case.
I've used Testors plastic cement to stabilize cracks, seems to melt  
plastic and weld it but it also melts the rubberized coating and  
requires care to not make mess.  The repair of structural parts such  
as hinges is more difficult due to need to keep parts stable and not  
deformed while curing.  I've been more satisfied with epoxy.

Gorilla Glue is a brand name that now includes a variety of products  
including Cyanoacrylate (super glue) and epoxy but the most familiar  
product is their polyurethane glue.  This glue will likely bond the  
plastic but it foams and expands so clamping is best.

Good luck

On Sep 23, 2012, at 10:04 PM, James Fraser wrote:

> Hello,
> Does anyone happen to know if the screen lid/door plastics for the  
> MessagePad 2x00 are either polyethylene- or polypropylene-based?   
> Perhaps more to the point: has anyone ever used Gorilla Glue (GG) to  
> successfully effect a field repair of MessagePad screen lid plastics?
> I realize that GG is (probably) a far-from-ideal bonding agent, but  
> field repairs seldom take place with ideal materials at hand (as in  
> this case).  At the very least, I'm hoping to avoid using something  
> that would cause me to swear even more fervently than I did when the  
> original damage occurred. :/
> Best,
> James Fraser

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