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anyone used bondrite weld on acrylic window cracks



 
 
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Old August 27th 10, 07:13 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
les[_2_]
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Default anyone used bondrite weld on acrylic window cracks

Had real difficulty getting hold of a secondhand window and been
recommended bondrite weld cement:
http://www.bondrite.co.uk/weld-cemen...t/prod_79.html

has anyone used it or advise on how to hold the cracked edges
together?

Its on a double grazed unit and the crack is on the inside so its
watertight
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Old August 28th 10, 07:18 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Jim
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Default anyone used bondrite weld on acrylic window cracks

"les" wrote in message
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Had real difficulty getting hold of a secondhand window and been
recommended bondrite weld cement:
http://www.bondrite.co.uk/weld-cemen...t/prod_79.html

has anyone used it or advise on how to hold the cracked edges
together?

Its on a double grazed unit and the crack is on the inside so its
watertight


A small Caravan dealer (2nd Hand only) and repairer near me breaks caravans
for spares. May be worth a call to see if he has your window. He is at


Brookside Caravans

8 Main Street

Breedon-on-the-Hill

Derby

DE73 8AN

Tel. 01332-862623

www.brooksidecaravans.co.uk



He is just off A42 and close to M1 near East Midlands Airport.



He does windows and on his website he says "One of the things we are asked
for most often are double glazed plastic windows. If you wish to check
whether we have a window in stock, please tell us the height and width of
the window. If it is a window from the side of the caravan, and is wider at
the bottom than the top, please measure the width at the top, and also at
the widest part at the bottom. If the window bears a makers name (such as
Polyplastic, Planet etc), please tell us this, and also the colour (which is
usually described as "Roxite 90" or similar).".



May be worth a try.


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Jim


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Old August 28th 10, 08:49 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Harry Bloomfield[_2_]
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Default anyone used bondrite weld on acrylic window cracks

les submitted this idea :
Had real difficulty getting hold of a secondhand window and been
recommended bondrite weld cement:
http://www.bondrite.co.uk/weld-cemen...t/prod_79.html


You don't need anything even close to 250ml, just a couple of drops
will do it...

Email him and ask for a 50ml.


has anyone used it


Yes and it was as strong as new. I cracked a panel close to the hinge,
the most highly stressed place last year and it is good as new.

or advise on how to hold the cracked edges
together?


I took the panel out, and gently clamped it in the vice and weighted it
so it pulled the broken edges together. WC102 is not a glue, it is an
acrylic welding solvent. It is extremely thin and can only work if the
edges are tightly butted up and aligned first. You then just trickle a
tiny amount along the break, so it gets drawn in by capillary action.
Leave for 30 minutes to set before moving, I then left it overnight
before refitting.

The crack in mine was by the hinge so not really visible.

Its on a double grazed unit and the crack is on the inside so its
watertight


If you get the crack edges back in the their original positions, it
will be perfectly water tight anyway.

Brilliant stuff - good luck.

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Harry (M1BYT) (L)
http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk


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Old September 4th 10, 08:06 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
les[_2_]
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Default anyone used bondrite weld on acrylic window cracks

The Bondrite worked a treat still a little mark but a fraction of the
price of a new window (can't see it when i close the curtains!!)
I still can't get hold of the plastic name plate and now find what it
does as it wraps onto the grab handle so making the grab handle more
secure.
Looks really ugly as have had to put some tape there temp.
Here is the link to see the part Im looking for
http://g4jnw.weebly.com/caravan.html
If i could find someone breaking an abi monza 390-2 2 berth caravan
would buy the 2 grab handles and both side name plates - have
contacted numerous breakers without success.

Am also looking for an owners manual - a copy will do

 



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