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 Cracked Bucket

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Sov

Cracked Bucket
« on: Dec 31, 2019, 01:25 PM »
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What is the best way to repair this?

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jett drexel


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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #1 on: Dec 31, 2019, 01:43 PM »
Ouuuch!!!!  Well i would start by putting an aggressive contact cement in the crack the kind used to glue p.v.c. pipe is good as it chemically melts the two surfaces together then reinforce the inside...... ideally with fiberglass resin and matting then fill any remaining visible crack on the outside with bondo sand and paint.

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #2 on: Dec 31, 2019, 01:50 PM »
Jett

Thank you, I was hoping p.v.c glue was the recommended way to go. I did not think about using fiberglass/resin on the inside, thank you for the tips. Looks like I am off to the home improvement store for materials.

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #3 on: Dec 31, 2019, 01:52 PM »
No worries mate, hope it all turns out well.  ;)

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2020, 06:08 PM »
 :o
Ouch thatís a pretty good crack.
Definitely reinforce that like said.

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2020, 03:40 PM »
Is this a polyurethane helmet? I've had poor luck with bonding urethane with PVC cements, but maybe one that's more aggressive might work.

I've repaired cracks before by ruffing up the crack surface with some light sanding, then superglueing it together with cyanoacrylate. Then I reinforce the glued seam with plastic bonding epoxy (also lightly sanding so as to improve adhesion). You can then further reinforce it on the interior however you want, more epoxy or even fiberglass as mentioned. I've never had a crack come apart again doing this, even with light flexing.

For fiberglass helmets, yeah just more fiberglass works well.

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #6 on: Jan 06, 2020, 05:29 PM »
If worse comes to worse leave the "scar" from the repair and come up with a battle damage story... If Boba can have a blaster dent in his, you can have a lightsaber scorch across yours...

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2020, 07:05 PM »
Thats a pretty wicked crack!  It would make a sick battlescar of sorts.

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Sov

Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2020, 04:59 PM »
Next question; What is the best way to attach ear caps?

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2020, 08:25 PM »
Next question; What is the best way to attach ear caps?

I used E6000. Holds well but can be removed without damaging the bucket if, like me, you realize you were clearly holding your head crooked on the range finder cap lol

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #10 on: Jan 16, 2020, 09:55 AM »
Next question; What is the best way to attach ear caps?
Depends on the material of both, but 5 minute epoxy is usually a good bet for anything. But with pretty much anything though you want to ensure you have a lot of mechanical adhesion to give the glue stuff to hook onto, so scuff up both sides good with roughish sandpaper. Also just bolting it on is the ultimate mechanical adhesion.

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Re: Cracked Bucket
« Reply #11 on: Today at 04:39 AM »
Depends on the material of both, but 5 minute epoxy is usually a good bet for anything. But with pretty much anything though you want to ensure you have a lot of mechanical adhesion to give the glue stuff to hook onto, so scuff up both sides good with roughish sandpaper. Also just bolting it on is the ultimate mechanical adhesion.
This,
Iíve even epoxied bolts into the backsides of earcaps and bolted through the helmet so there was no chance my earcaps were falling off.

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